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Forum topic by gavinzagreb posted 03-18-2012 07:44 PM 1012 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-18-2012 07:44 PM

Finishing may or may not be the right place for this.
I don’t stain my wood too often, tend to leave it the color it is.
At times I wonder why there isn’t colored glue for different common wood species so we don’t have to clean up the glue so much, or worry about where glue has filled gaps and shows.
I know you can get wood filler in a number of colors, but I have never seen colored glue.
I believe in America your PVA glue is yellow, but in Australia, and here in Europe it is white, or some dry clear.
Anyone else think colored glue might be of some use ?

Thinking out loud.

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#1 posted 03-18-2012 07:45 PM

If you’re using a PVA glue, why not add a bit of food coloring to match?


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#2 posted 03-18-2012 09:23 PM

You can use any water based, aniline dye to color the glue. Why not just clean up the glue? Just think out loud.

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#3 posted 03-18-2012 09:50 PM

When I glue walnut I use a TItebond dark glue, that’s the only color I know of here. But I’ve never had a problem with being able to see the glue line on anything I’ve made after sanding and finishing, whether I stain or just put on poly.

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#4 posted 03-18-2012 09:59 PM

I second what Tim said

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