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BlueBSH 05-01-2013 03:47 PM

Wax sticks for filling nail holes?
 
This is more of a finishing question... didn't know where else to put it

Does anyone still make those wax sticks for filling nail holes in stained trim? Minwax use to sell them I think, in different shades that you could match to your trim... I can't find them anywhere anymore by themselves, only in packs of every color available.

they use to be like a crayon you could rub on the hole..

Brushjockey 05-01-2013 04:13 PM

If you use wax- it will always repel any finish you put over it.
I know NO pro that would fill with wax. There is color putty that you can finish made for the job.

BlueBSH 05-01-2013 04:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Brushjockey (Post 1170798)
If you use wax- it will always repel any finish you put over it.
I know NO pro that would fill with wax. There is color putty that you can finish made for the job.

well the smart "pros" that built our house sure did and now I'm trying to find something to match it to fix a problem around where it was used.... not to mention filled screw holes on our stair rail with it and it looks bad how they did it, was trying to make it look better... every screw they put into the rail was from the top so they are all where you can easily see them instead of trying to hide them.... ugh

would you use putty even when the trim is already stained, polyed and put up? if so what brands are out there that are good I can look into?

Brushjockey 05-01-2013 04:24 PM

You know they used wax? I've really only seen it as scratch touch up sticks.
Makes no sense to use wax.
As far as what is around- got to any paint store. they have it.

BlueBSH 05-01-2013 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Brushjockey (Post 1170806)
You know they used wax? I've really only seen it as scratch touch up sticks.
Makes no sense to use wax.
As far as what is around- got to any paint store. they have it.

I can 100% guarantee you it is wax

DannyT 05-01-2013 08:22 PM

HD still carries them.

tribe_fan 05-01-2013 09:53 PM

Sometimes I mix a little stain with wood filler. I think I even saw tinted wood filler.


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