Wood fillter vs. Spackle
Posted 25 August 2008 - 05:46 PM
Posted 25 August 2008 - 06:00 PM
If you plan on staining the wood, stay away from spackle. Wood filler or putty doesn't take stain well, though there are stainable wood fillers. In the past, when I needed to stain wood putty, I'd sometimes give just the puttied area a light coat of paint that matched the stain.
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Posted 25 August 2008 - 06:39 PM
I think each has it's place, for sure. For me, it's not like I'll stop using wood putty, especially since I learned about all the different colors it comes in, and in neat squeezable tubes.. But it seems like the spackle is more versatile.
Posted 25 August 2008 - 06:48 PM
Posted 25 August 2008 - 10:43 PM
Wood filler can be made from glue and sawdust and minute amounts of stain to match the wood finish you're trying to fill and sands nicely. I have never found a woodputty I was happy with either its sanding or staining properties.
IMO I wouldn't use either one if I want to use stain.
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Posted 26 August 2008 - 09:05 PM
Wood fill is good for gaps if walls don't fit tight (or floors).
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