Question About Using Colored Wax Based Products For Filling In Gaps In Miter Cuts

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Forum topic by Targa posted 02-25-2014 05:14 PM 800 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-25-2014 05:14 PM

I have a few very minor gaps in some miter cuts on trim on a project I’m building. Re-cutting them is not a option so I’m considering using either Minwax Blend-Fil Pencil or FastCap Wax or a similar product to fill them in after staining but have never used these products before.

I would appreciate any comments or experiences (good or bad) or recommendations from LJ’s who are familiar with these type of products or other satisfactory solutions.

Thank you

-- Dom

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#1 posted 02-26-2014 12:42 PM

Someone must have experience with colored wax based products.


-- Dom

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#2 posted 02-26-2014 12:59 PM

I have used them to fix some things at my firehouse. Seems to work ok. Just do the finish first and then find the wax product that matches the color best. Press into the gap and remove any excess. You want the minimum amount of the wax to show. I’ve used a piece of brown paper bag to polish afterward. Good luck.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#3 posted 03-02-2014 02:44 PM

if you can’t find a good filler maybe try some sawdust from same material and mix with white glue and fill with that. as fine of sawdust as you can get.

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#4 posted 03-02-2014 03:37 PM

Get the Fast Cap kit.
I will often use a heat gun to warm the sticks a bit before use.
Bill, suggestion about the brown paper bag is a keeper.
Bill (another one)


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#5 posted 03-02-2014 04:42 PM

Thanks guys. I just ordered the FastCap kit which seems to be the most versatile.

-- Dom

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