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Old 05-01-2013, 02:47 PM   #1
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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..

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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.

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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?
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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.
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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
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HD still carries them.
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Sometimes I mix a little stain with wood filler. I think I even saw tinted wood filler.

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