Discoloration from wood putty

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Old 09-08-04, 10:37 AM
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Lightbulb Discoloration from wood putty

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I filled a couple of nail holes in a transition strip from tile to wood and then I polyurethaned the transition strip. Now 3 weeks later, the area around the nail holes seem to be discolored and a different color than the rest of the strip. What happened???

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The liquid that softens and carries the putty has stained or contaminated the surrounding wood thereby interfering with the staining and finishing process.
 
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Thanks for replying Chris! So is there anything I can do to rectify this problem??

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Strip the finish and clean the wood. Wipe with mineral spirits before staining or finishing to see if any contaminants are present. They will look different from the rest of the wood when wiped with mineral spirits, lighter spots that show the mineral spirits did not penetrate evenly. That way you know what needs to be cleaned, removed, sanded, and so forth.

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