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Forum topic by statzern posted 06-16-2016 08:10 PM 451 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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statzern

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06-16-2016 08:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: finishing sanding refurbishing

Hi all, first post on this forum. Hoping to get some ideas for salvaging this project I’m working on. I made some picture frames and put a tiny bit of wood filler on some of the miters to fix some imperfections in the joints. I then sanded it down to the point that no more filler was visible. Then I later stained it, and to my surprise there are filler spots left over! Now I’m stuck on how to fix this situation. I’m really unhappy with how it looks. Should I sand it down and start over? Help!


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#1 posted 06-16-2016 08:15 PM

Are the spots on the wood itself, like residue from the filler, or just over where the filler is in the joint?

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#2 posted 06-16-2016 10:37 PM

Statzern, can you add a couple pics? I don’t understand how a tiny bit of wood filler in the joints became visible spots left over. What brand of filler are you using? How large are the filler spots? Any additional info you can provide will be helpful.

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#3 posted 06-16-2016 10:39 PM


Should I sand it down and start over? Help!

- statzern

Yep!
That or spray your stain on them heavy enough that it covers the spots and don’t wipe.
That’s the only way I know to get rid of them.

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#4 posted 06-16-2016 10:58 PM

Are you sure that they aren’t glue residue? A picture might help.

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