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chip73

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823 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question sanding filler

Need a little help! My face frame was not flat on the back (joint to joint) on one side so I sanded a little bit of a dip in my frame. Now my shelf has a gap between it and the face frame. I am sure I can fill though its large, not sure which filler would be the best under this issue. I am painting this piece. Is a water based filler or an epoxy the best, looking for suggestions. If not for this small detour I had a wonderful day in my shop.

-- Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.


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#1 posted 823 days ago

I’ve used regular wood filler for things like that in the past on painted projects with no problems.
Make sure to use a good primer.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#2 posted 822 days ago

Since you’re painting, options are open for you. Fillers are good but depending on the depth of your space, you may have to fill it in steps. One option you have not mentioned is wood. When I make those kinds of mistakes, I like to carefully chose a piece of the same species of wood with a matching grain. I always cut the filler a bit larger (especially thickness) and glue it in place. The next day I trim it flush, stain it, and nobody ever sees it.

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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chip73

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#3 posted 821 days ago

I had not thought of the wood as a filler. That makes sense based on the fact I’m painting.

-- Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

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#4 posted 820 days ago

Bondo works great too. paint hides a multitude of sins!!

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#5 posted 820 days ago

I am a big fan of bondo for large gaps if you are painting. It doesn’t shrink and is very hard.

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