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Old 12-10-2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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I recently bought a mantle from pearl mantels and will be staining it tonight. I've lightly sanded it with 220 sandpaper but had some questions about the wood putty/glue that is at the joints.

Do I completely sand out the wood putty and glue? Or should I just leave it as it is (sanded lightly) and stain over it?

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Old 12-10-2013, 05:31 PM   #2
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Not sure how were going to know with out seeing it.
If this was a quality product you should not be seeing any glue or filler.
Any fillers or glue will not look the same as the wood when stained.

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I figured it out...see below
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Old 12-10-2013, 07:36 PM   #7
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That's a lot of filler...

It's a nice mantle, but from the pics it kinda looks like somebody made a mess with the filler. It's odd to see it in the joints like that.
It looks like filler is stuck in the grain in several areas.

Sanding will help. Always sand I the direction of the wood grain when hand sanding. If you have an orbital for the flat parts that would help too.
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You want to at least sand out all the filler that has penetrated into the wood grain around the filled areas.
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Ok I will do that..should I also lightly scrape out the filler at the joints?

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