Does anyone have any advice for exterior filler for redwood doors?

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Forum topic by martyh posted 10-31-2013 04:28 PM 816 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-31-2013 04:28 PM

Topic tags/keywords: filler redwood semi transparent stain

We have a New York house with exterior redwood doors from 1965—- they are pretty groovy. However, I have yet to find a filler that works with my TWP 1500 semi transparent pecan stain. In fact – I can’t find anyone who is happy with any exterior wood filler. Does anyone have any advice?


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#1 posted 11-01-2013 01:10 AM

What are you trying to fill? If it’s just some small defects or a joint that did not quite close all the way during the glue up, you can mix some redwood sawdust with a good quality exterior glue such as Titebond III, mixed to a paste consistancy. Fill the void and leave it a little proud of the surface, allow it to cure completly (6 – 8hrs.) and sand level to surface. This should take your stain and finish and will more closely match the original wood than wood putty or wood filler would.

Good luck with your restoration.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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