Category Archives: Types of Wood Filler
Wood Fillers Can Fix Open Grain, Scratches and Dents on Furniture
There are two categories of wood fillers. The first falls under the “wood putty” category. This type of wood filler is thick and it is used to fill in wood that has experienced cracking, scratches, or deep gouges due to accidental damage. The second category of wood filler is referred to as “wood grain filler,” and this type of filler is usually used on wood that has an “open” grain. It is essential to use wood grain filler on open-grained wood when a “glass-like” surface finish is desired.
Why Use Wood Filler?
Some people love the look of natural wood — with all of its normal blemishes, dings and dents. However, most people who own wood furniture want it to be without imperfections. Using wood filler on furniture before adding finish or paint allows the wood to look smooth and feel bump-free. Also, wood fillers are commonly used to fill in the gaps that often appear between wood joints on a piece of furniture.
Lean about the different types of wood filler and how best to use them.