fixing chewed wood

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Old 06-23-06, 11:10 AM
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fixing chewed wood

My kids were playing out back and my dog was on our patio and he chewed one of the boards on the bottom rail. The wood is stained--thankfully we have stain left over from the original owners, but i was hoping that we could use a wood filler to fill in the area he chewed on. i'd hate to have to replace the board since there are a lot of boards and a screen on it and its easy to get to where he chewed. my hope is to find a wood filler that is weatherproof and stainable. anyone know what i can use?

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Old 06-23-06, 12:25 PM
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You should be able to patch it with durhams rock hard putty. Don't know how well it will stain though. If you have a solid color stain it will be ok.
 
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is it stainable? any other brands that might take a better stain? and where can i buy this? home depot?
 
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Most big box, hardware & paint stores should carry rock hard putty. It is only slightly stainable, if you have solid stain it will cover ok. If you have a transparent stain, it will depend on the color of the stain but it will probably show.
 
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After 30 + years repairing and refinishing furniture I have yet to find a wood filler that stains like the surrounding wood. It's just something you'll have to play with.

As mentioned in other posts a solid color stain will probably cover. If the original stain has any transparency, you'll have to work on it to get a match and blend in.
 
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Mnwax makes a two part wood filler usable outdoors and is as stainable as any of the fillers are.It's a good product with good reviews from customers.
 
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