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Radjack 02-26-2009 06:09 PM

Best nail hole wood filler for hard wood floor
I am planning to refinish my red oak hard wood floor and use provincial color stain. (It is a medium dark brown color) I have drilled several holes in the floor and put in nails from the top to cut down on squeaks. Now I need to fill the nail holes with wood filler that will stain the same color as the provincial stain color. I plan to fill the holes, then sand the floor with a drum sander and stain it. The stain is oil based and the the polyurethane I will be using is also oil based. My question is "which wood filler should I use to get the nail holes to blend with the provincial color stain"?

DangerMouse 02-26-2009 06:23 PM

they make many different colors of filler but they are difficult to tell what color they'll be after drying and finishing. experiment first.
i have to wonder though at the effectiveness of nailing to stop squeaky flooring....?


Radjack 02-27-2009 07:01 PM

Nailing the hardwood floor was an ideal I got from the internet. I put in spiral nails at a slight angle and used a nail setter to sink them well below the surface before I sand it. It has been very effective reducing the noise when walking on the floor.

DangerMouse 02-27-2009 07:38 PM

ok, that's different then...


Wood Floor Guy 04-16-2009 08:17 PM

Filler Tip
Since you plan to sand the floor, take a small handful of saw dust from the sanders gag, and mix it with carpenters glue. Use just enough glue to kame a thick, slightly damp putty. Use this to fill the holes, then hand sand. When you sand the floor, the match should be perfect!

Wood Floor Guy

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