Can you fix mismatched wood filler?

prgal76May 15, 2008

My husband and I installed a beautiful cedar post in our main living area when we removed the load bearing walls to open up the space. We wanted to keep the post natural looking so only applied a few thin layers of poly. As part of the install, we screwed though the top of the post into the beam above leaving large holes in the wood. We filled in the holes with a "cedar" wood filler and sanded. Now, the areas where the wood filler are look bad - very dark red, almost like someone painted oval dots on the post. Is there any way we can fix this and still keep the natural look of the wood?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
aidan_m

Dig it out with a small chisel, gouging tool, or drill it out just enough to add a thin layer of the right color putty. Touch up finish, or get the wax based touch up stick which is a putty intended for use after the finish is applied.

    Bookmark   May 16, 2008 at 12:02AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lindac

I would buy a tube of artists oil paint in the desired color and a small brush and touch up the offending "oval dots". I trust the dots are high and won't be subject to regular wear form hands.
Linda C

    Bookmark   May 17, 2008 at 12:54AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Kitchen Island panel made from veneer??
So we just had custom cabinets made for our kitchen...
kluken
black lacquer touch-up
how do i touch-up black lacquer furniture? Small areas...
laurenjay
Type of wood on floor.
Can anyone identify the type of wood on this floor?...
candeelyn
Fixing Nail Polish Remover Damage on a Solid Walnut Table
I need to fix some damage from nail polish remover...
alaurenb
Advice on finishing outdoor cypress mantel
Hello all, I have a wood finishing dilemma. I have...
Jack Mason
Sponsored Products
Rectangular Polished Black Granite Vessel Sink with Sloped Basin
Signature Hardware
Barclay Products Bathtubs Feet 5 ft. Cast Iron Slipper Bathtub Kit in White
Home Depot
Helix Concealed Thermostatic Twin Shower Valve & Diverter 2 Outlets
Hudson Reed
Espresso, Pussywillow Gray, Moth Beige, Silver Blue and Mauve Taupe Polyester Fi
$66.00 | Bellacor
Mahogany Bronze Whitehaus WHKPFDCR3-9555 Single Hole Deck Mount Pot Filler
$599.00 | Blue Bath
Robins Egg Blue and Driftwood Brown Polyester Filled 18 x 18 Pillow
$49.80 | Bellacor
Chrome Cloud 9 Concealed Thermostatic Twin Shower Faucet 1 Outlet
Hudson Reed
Moss Stones 4.23 Ounces
$14.99 | zulily
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™