How to Test Elmer's Stainable Wood Filler - Elmer's Hardware Product FAQ

Uploaded by ElmersBrands on 21.06.2010

If you're using Elmer's stainable wood filler on a visible area, you'll want to test the wood filler
before applying
To do so, use a scrap piece of wood and drill a series of holes in it
like we have here
Next we're going to apply the wood filler with a putty knife
making sure we fill that hole
very well
and then scrape off any excess
Next we're going to allow that to dry
and you'll be able to tell if its dried thoroughly when you gently touch the wood filler
if there's any indentation then you probably need a little bit more dry time
The next thing I'm going to do is gently
with a light grain of sandpaper
next will be a medium grain of sandpaper
and finally our most coarse grain of sandpaper. You want to sand those fillers
down to the
surface of the wood
like we have here
next we're going to use our stain
according to
label instructions
and the reason for the difference grains of sandpaper
is each grain will allow for
a different stain to be absorbed into the filler
allow this to dry thoroughly because you're going to look at the different
colors of the wood fillers and pick up the one that best fits your wood project
and be able to use the same grain on your project when you complete it.
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