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Nail Holes in stained moldings.

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01-29-03, 04:06 PM   #1  
Nail Holes in stained moldings.

I am putting up some lightly stained wood moldings. Using MinWax Golden Oak on Hemlock moldings. I have tried everything Minwax puts out to hide the nail holes and nothing works. Minwax put me on to an outfit in New Hampshire and I tried several of their putties, but nothing seems to be able to hide the nail holes. I don't have any problems in Dark stains or painted moldings. One carpenter I talked to suggested gluing the moldings with liquid Nail. I will do that, but only as a very last resort. I once had to take a fake wood wall down where the installer had used Liquid Nails. Wound up having to redo the whole wall. Thanks for any help or suggestions.

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01-29-03, 05:27 PM   #2  
Mohawk makes filler sticks in just about every shade. You can also use the same putty used on hardwood floors. Buy more than one shade and blend them to match.

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01-30-03, 09:45 AM   #3  

I've never needed to go this far on molding, however, a method I use to repair furniture/cabinets during and after construction is to acquire some fine sanding dust from the same type of wood I'm trying to repair. If you have a power sander, this shouldn't be difficult. Then, mix a little of the stain - go easy - with the sawdust. Then add some yellow carpenter's glue to a heavy paste consistency. You may want to experiment a little to get the right color.

Good luck,

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