Staining mahogany putty

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Old 07-22-06, 09:41 AM
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Unhappy Staining mahogany putty

I am building an exterior mahogany foyer. I have 2 coats of poly on the wood and now I filled the nail heads and gaps with dark mahogany wood putty. However, the putty is drying much lighter than I would like, and even putting poly over it in one little test section doesn’t make it as dark as the surrounding wood. How can I stain the putty safely without marring the adjoining mahogany boards? I plan 2 more coats of poly to finish the surface.
 
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Old 07-22-06, 11:46 AM
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Hi
I had the same problem could not get the putty to have the same color when it dried.
My friend is a painter and gave me this trick.
1. go to store and buy window putty for glass pane
2. buy a small container of stain the you want
3. take some putty and add few drops of stain in it and work it in and add more drops till you have exact match
then fill in the holes

And by gollllllllllllly it work great
 
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Old 07-22-06, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by pgtek
Hi
My friend is a painter and gave me this trick.
1. go to store and buy window putty for glass pane
2. buy a small container of stain the you want




That is the old school method - using colorant or stain pigments to color the putty - VERY MESSY!!

No need to start with putty/glazxing, instead using some of the pigment from the bottom of an unstirred/mixed can of the appropriate stain darken your colored putty with it. Be sure to have some rags to clean your hands with - may need to dry up the putty a little too.
 
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