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Old 12-20-2008, 06:33 PM   #1
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Filling holes in stained Cabinets


Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions as to what is the best stuff to use. The cabinets are stained oak. Thinking about trying minwax's stained wood putty, but I think there would be a better way.

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Old 12-20-2008, 09:02 PM   #2
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Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions as to what is the best stuff to use. The cabinets are stained oak. Thinking about trying minwax's stained wood putty, but I think there would be a better way.
I find the best thing to use are the "wax" crayons, you can find them in the stain department. When you order new cabinets they usually include one that matches pretty well. They are easily to apply and easy to clean up.

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The crayons are the way to go.

We use Mohawk Blendal Sticks although its a bit much for a one time application.
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If they're already stained and finished, colored wood putty or filler crayons are about all you can do. What size holes are you talking about?

With the putty, you can blend a couple different colors together if you can't find an exact match, you can even blend them so it's not a solid color, with a little swirl if the hole is bigger, like a screw hole. That helps to hide it a little better.

I'm actually not a fan of the crayons, I prefer the putty.
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:15 PM   #5
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I agree with Jeeper. I always used the putty. Find one that matches to your suiting, may have to mix them. Take a small amount and roll it between your fingers to make a point. Stick the point into the hole to insure good fill, then simply smudge it off. After all holes are filled, I usually take a rag with small amount of mineral spirits on it, and wipe everything down.
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