wood floors wood flooring
                      Wood       
Bollinger on
V Floors 

We wrote the book "HARDWOOD FLOORS" and the two accompanying video tapes/DVDs (“Laying Hardwood Floors”) & (“Sanding and Finishing Hardwood Floors”) published by "Taunton Press and Fine Homebuilding Magazine" perceived by many throughout the wood flooring industry as the definitive text for the last 20 years on the installation, sanding and finishing of wood flooring. The book HARDWOOD FLOORS can be found in nearly all public libraries throughout North America. It can be purchased directly from us, or through the publisher, Taunton Press/Fine Homebuilding Magazine, or from any of the various wood flooring associations, or at book resellers including those online BUY IT NOW on  www.amazon.com.


[bollinger_on_floors/making_color_correcting_putty/navigation.htm]

BUY my book today Hardwood Floors by Don Bollinger

We wrote the book "HARDWOOD FLOORS" and the two accompanying video tapes/DVDs (“Laying Hardwood Floors”) & (“Sanding and Finishing Hardwood Floors”) published by "Taunton Press and Fine Homebuilding Magazine" perceived by many throughout the wood flooring industry as the definitive text for the last 20 years on the installation, sanding and finishing of wood flooring. The book HARDWOOD FLOORS can be found in nearly all public libraries throughout North America. It can be purchased directly from us, or through the publisher, Taunton Press/Fine Homebuilding Magazine, or from any of the various wood flooring associations, or at book resellers including those online such as 
BUY IT NOW on  www.amazon.com.

Wood Flooring and Associated Products Wholesale Supplier to the Trade/Retail to Do-It-Yourselfers.

READ MY LATEST COMMENTS

We're a manufacturer/distributor for all manner of wood flooring types and sizes including Custom Designs and Custom Milled Products. 
All products associated with wood flooring trade from stair parts to trim, inlays, medallions to floor and wall vents, fillers, finishes, abrasives,.
Complete installation tools and supplies as well as everything to sand, scrape, stain, seal, fill, finish or refinish including abrasives, masking tools and supplies, safety tools, supplies, equipment and maintenance tools, supplies and equipment.

Advice, opinion and topical commentary
from an industry expert

MAKING A COLOR CORRECTING PUTTY FROM 
GRAIN (PORE) FILLER (May 2007)

Tinting crack and hole fillers to match exotic wood species can be a tricky business. Most exotics wood species change color significantly over time. If the tinted filler you use does not change color over time with the species you filled, your filler will stand out like a sore thumb. I recommend you mix fine dust from the species you're filling with a clear or tinted filler (either VOC or water based). That way, your filled areas will adjust in color along with the species they’re filling. 

Wood Floor Products, Inc. in Seattle, Washington makes a variety of different water based wood filling products. One of their products is a Wood Grain Filler (sold under the trade name WOOD STUFF) that a lot of discerning wood finishers and manufacturers (from musical instrument makers to wood flooring contractors) use for filling exotics as well as domestic species. The product was designed to fill the pores and wood grain, so it is quite thin (similar in viscosity to latex paint) and comes in a variety of colors that can be mixed to achieve the desire tone or hue. The product contains a strong resin or binder that combines readily with wood dust. This Grain Filler can be combined with the extremely fine dust of any wood species to make a color correcting crack and hole filler for that species.

To formulate your own custom mix, you begin by combining different tints or colors of WOOD STUFF Grain Filler until you approximate that of the species you are filling. Then, just before filling, mix in some fine wood dust from that species you are sanding and finishing until you have a putty-like consistency. The finer the consistency of the wood dust, the better your filler will perform. You've just created you own custom-color matching filler that will work for virtually any exotic (or domestic) wood species that, even after finishing, will change consistently with that of the species you filled.

Kept in a jar and away from additional oxygen, your custom mixes will last for some time. Keep in mind however, that wood dust is a food and when mixed with water is subject to decay or bacteria growth overtime. It's usually best to make only enough filler for what you need for a particular job.

Don 
Don Bollinger
don@woodfloorco.com
Wood Floor Products, Inc.

If you want more information on these products, please contact me directly or Wood Floor Products, Inc. (206) 622-6996 (7-4:30 PST) (Monday – Friday) 

© The above material is intended for the exclusive use of visitors to http://www.woodfloorco.com and http://wwwtheoakfloors.com and clients of Don Bollinger, Wood Floor Products, Inc. and The Oak Floors of Greenbank, Inc. The copying, transmission, distribution, use, retransmission, redistribution or reuse of all or a portion of the above material without the expressed written permission of Don Bollinger, Wood Floor Products, Inc. and The Oak Floors of Greenbank, Inc., is expressly prohibited.

 

LINKS

  Privacy Notice Information  

© 2001 The Oak Floors of Greenbank, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

photos by Roger Turk

p 206/623-9367  ·  f 206/343-9255
705 S Fidalgo St, Seattle, WA 98108-2615
toll free: 1-800/533-5942 (inside WA state)
 or 1-800/458-5880 (outside WA state)

 info@woodfloorco.com

VISIT
TheOakFloors.com

  Seattle Home & Garden 
Your complete guide to Home & Garden in the Seattle area.

 

Another
World View, Inc
World View, Inc., Site
Web Master