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Nail holes in stained and polyed door casing

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Old 06-26-07, 05:26 PM
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Nail holes in stained and polyed door casing

What is the best way to finish off the nail holes in wood trim that has been stained and sealed w/ poly. Is it better to nail up, fill holes, then poly? I would rather poly the wood while it is level, rather than vertical, to ensure a more even finish. Do the filler's work as well, once the poly is on?

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Old 06-26-07, 06:57 PM
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The best method on trim that is already stained and finished is to fill the nail holes with your colored nail putty after the trim has been installed. Once the nail holes are filled, the trim can get one last light coat of finish- mainly to cover up the nail putty. It's not like you will need to put poly on every square inch of the trim- usually just the faces.
 
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Old 06-27-07, 04:42 AM
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I agree, it is never a good idea to putty the nails prior to poly!
I prefer to stain and seal first [1-2 coats poly/varnish] and then putty after installation, sand lightly and apply the final coat [s]
 
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Old 06-27-07, 07:55 AM
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Thanks for the insight.

Ben
 
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