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wood filler

Posted by hogan_nj (My Page) on
Mon, May 21, 12 at 14:28

I want to fill some recessed screw holes in cedar. I already stained it with a cedar stain. I went to home depot and bought an exterior wood filler,it was natural color. I thought I would just apply stain. Didn't work,it sticks out like a sore thumb.

They had other colors,everything except cedar. The others were either too dark or too light.

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RE: wood filler

Even patching compounds that "accept stain" never come out the same color as actual wood.

Cross grain plugs made from actual wood are about the least visible method.

RE: wood filler

I agree....I am using #9- 3" exterior deck screws. What size counterbore bit would i need and what size plugs? Thanks

RE: wood filler

Measur4e a head and go up to the next available size of plug.

While it is possible to make plugs, it chews up a lot of wood that needs to be pretty high grade.

The manufacturer's can use scraps they would otherwise pitch anyway.

1/16 increments are common, with the taper on the plug sides being about that amount.

RE: wood filler

One last they make a permanent marker for touch ups?Needs to be for outdoor.

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