Scratches to holes in wood can be repaired by using wood putty or wood filler. To apply this finishing material right before using a coating, be it a stain or sanding sealer.
The purpose of wood putty is to cover holes caused by defects in the wood. Hopefully, the finishing results can be smooth and even. The use of wood putty depends on the expected finishing results.
If you want it to look vintage, you don't need to use wood filler because the highlight of the finish is the appearance of the wood as it is. If you want the finishing of your wood furniture to look antique, then applying wood filler is a step that you shouldn't miss if you want it to look vintage. Unfortunately, when applying wood filler randomly it can cause the surface of the wood to sink if it is applied randomly.
What causes wood putty to sink after it dries?
We need to know there are several reasons that can occur. Most of us give up on using wood filler because of the results after it dries or after subsidence treatment and results in people using wood glue as a substitute for wood filler.
What are some of the causes of sinking after the caulking process is complete, as follows:
· Formula problem
It is common that the cause of the sinking of wood filler after the application process is the poor formulation of wood filler. Poor quality wood filler is usually sold at a very low price. Therefore, when you are going to buy wood filler products, you need to pay attention to this.
· Poor adhesion
The adhesion when applying wood filler when coating is very important. If the adhesive power of the wood filler you choose is of low quality, the coating will peel off easily when you sand it. The results will appear when you are sanding, which initially the surface has been filled with wood filler will sink.
· Sanding too fast
Another mistake that causes wood filler to sink is the sanding technique. The time needed to dry the wood putty is about 15 to 20 minutes. only then can you sand it. However, if the wood putty is not dry and you do sanding, then the damage cannot be avoided.
Now, after we discuss the causes of sinking wood putty. Let's find out how to apply wood putty so it doesn't sink. There are many ways to apply wood filler.
Here are some ways to apply wood. Hope can help you.
1. Add solvent to cover the pores
There are two types of wood filler that are sold in the market, namely using a water solvent and using a thinner solvent, you can choose according to your needs.
For wood filler made from thinner solvents, you can use Thinner Menorah A, Thinner A Special, and Thinner B.
This solvent can be used when you want to cover the porous surface of the wood. The method is very easy, you just need to add a little thinner solvent to the wood filler, then stir until smooth and when applying it will look easier to flatten. The ability of wood filler to stick to the surface will be better.
2. Use your finger to press the wood filler
To level the wood filler, you can use a scrape. It's just that, in a hole where the concavity is deep enough, you can flatten it using your finger. You can press wood filler all the way to the base of the wood surface. Fill it all the way to the surface then flatten it with a scrape. You can do this method so that the results are maximized by using your fingers so that the wood filler in it is denser so that it can avoid sinking.
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