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Forum topic by bluemax posted 08-24-2009 08:57 PM 1150 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-24-2009 08:57 PM

I need the help of others expertise. Does anyone know how to make black filler? I need filler that is jet black. How’s it done?

-- Bluemax - Risk is necessary!

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#1 posted 08-24-2009 09:42 PM

I’ve never tried it, but I would think any black water-soluble dye mixed with a water-based filler would do the trick.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 08-25-2009 12:49 AM

Try some india ink with filler

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 08-25-2009 01:52 AM

The big warehouse stores sell black caulk. Thats what I use on dark colored cabinets.


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#4 posted 08-25-2009 02:31 AM

Well, what type of filler are you needing to use? Also are we talking about a large area or a small defect? Tha can actually change what filler to use.

Happy to help if I can.

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#5 posted 08-25-2009 07:59 AM

More information on the over all picture of what you are trying to accomplish would be helpful. Can you dye the filler after you do it or does it need to be colored before? Carbon black (a fine black powder) could be mixed in the filler paste. Possibly a black aniline dye would also work. Maybe breaking open some black marking pens and mixing the ink in or even the black ink used to refill computer printers cartridges. Both sound messy (-;

-- Les B, Oregon

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#6 posted 08-26-2009 01:19 AM

You should be able to mix artists black paint with it. Mix it up good and apply. I tried this some years ago repairing a black stereo cabinet and it worked well.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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