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Old 09-15-2007, 06:28 PM   #1
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Ledge, filling seams - Compound or wood putty?


I have a ledge that I built around the family room. 10 inches wide. I used MDF for it and there are 4 seams where I had to join pieces together. ALso, I used a half round molding on the face. I would like to fill the seems between the pieces that joined together, and also a couple of areas where the molding has a tiny little gap. - As well as the nail holes from the finish nails I used to hold it down.

Question - I am thinking mix up some compound and use that for everything. SHould I do that or should I use wood putty. I will be priming the mdg w/ an oil base and painting glossy over it.

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Use ""Ready Patch" putty compound. Dries quicker, dries harder, less shrinkage...but handles just like drywall compound. Sands easily too.

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AWB would know better then I would but here is a little trick a friend who dose wood working showed me that has work real well for me.I mix up some of the sawdust from what ever I was cutting for trim (make sure it is clean) with varnish till it is paste like and fill in the gaps it takes a bit to dry but blends in perfectly so you cant even tell where one piece ends and the other starts
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That stuff worked great. Very nice to work with too. Goes on nice and smooth. Really good at seeking out cracks. No real shrinking and sanded quite easily. Thanks.
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