Re: Wood Putty
I like the Dap brand Plastic Wood
It has an acetone solvent that evaporates quickly, so that the material dries fast and is ready to sand in minutes. All stainable fillers will stain darker than the surrounding wood, however if care is used in the placement and application of the fasteners, the spots of filler look more like tiny knots than filled fasteners.
If you want a filler that will nearly disappear, then use Color Putty.
Stain your wood first, then use a combination of the premixed colors to make your own custom color to perfectly match the stain. The great thing about this product and method is that you can lighten or darken the putty as is needed for the graining and staining effects on the wood, making the filled fasteners virtually invisible. To be clear here, Color Putty is NOT a stainable filler, it is an oil based filler that you'll apply after the material has been stained, then you can top coat with sealer.
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