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 Post subject: Natural grain filler tinting??
PostPosted: Sep Thu 27, 2018 1:30 pm 
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Hello all, I bought a can of Pore O Pac natural grain filler by accident. It says it can be tinted. Has anyone correctly done this?? It is too light when it goes into the walnut shaded cabinet I tried it on. It looked terrible, white streaks throughout the wood. Thank God I only tried a small test area. Any tips would be appreciated, but I think I wasted $25; lesson learned.Thanks, Jeff


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 Post subject: Re: Natural grain filler tinting??
PostPosted: Sep Thu 27, 2018 3:27 pm 
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Fill the grain with the natural, wipe it down, let it dray and then stain the radio. The natural will take the stain on the radio. I generally use the walnut or mahogany Pore-o-pack as it give contrast between the wood and the filler.

But I would think you can take a small amount of the natural, put it in a separate container and add Behelen (sp) or Mohawk stain which will be compatible with the filler. Other stains might be also, but to be safe I would stain with these two products.


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 Post subject: Re: Natural grain filler tinting??
PostPosted: Sep Thu 27, 2018 4:05 pm 
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Thank you for the answer, I will try it!!


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 Post subject: Re: Natural grain filler tinting??
PostPosted: Oct Tue 02, 2018 9:17 am 
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I don't know that grain filler but use a type that sounds similar being oil based and thinned with White Spirit (Mineral for you. I can usually only get natural and colour it with oil based stain usually a dark walnut as I too like the contrast in the grain.

Gary


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 Post subject: Re: Natural grain filler tinting??
PostPosted: Oct Tue 02, 2018 12:42 pm 
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Thanks for the tip Gary!! I hope to experiment this weekend with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Natural grain filler tinting??
PostPosted: Oct Tue 02, 2018 4:20 pm 
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My filler wont take the stain after it has dried ! That's why I tint it before use.

Some say you should seal the wood first as the grain filler will darken that. It may do with some fillers but by the time I have sanded off my stuff it doesn't seem a problem.

Then I stain the whole cabinet starting off with it well thinned with Mineral Spirits. Then the lacquer …

Gary


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