Could someone recommend a wood filler please?

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by Irnbru72, 15 Mar 2014.

  1. Irnbru72

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    Hi guys, I'm about to re oil my ikea beach work tops but there are a few cracks near to the taps in the work top.

    I've no idea how to repair them before I oil the work tops again.

    I usually use ikea oil but reading another thread it look like Oslo work top oil is the way to go so think I'll try that this time.

    I've a few black stains around the sink area so intend to just resand with 120 grit paper using a sander and finish with 240 grit paper, I'll then clean with white spirit and oil.

    Any advice would be appreciated.
    Thx
     
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    First off try using oxalic acid first on the black stains, save spoiling the top. Next, if the cracks are small, Colorfill available from most of the national DIY chains. If on the other hand they are quite deep/numerous, I have used clear two part epoxy glue with sawdust, to the right colour but slightly darker as it fades on setting (best trial first) you have to mix fast and make sure it's still flexible enough to spread. Leave proud of surface and cut excess with a sharp wide chisel/plane blade, if that leaves a grainy surface top with just the epoxy glue. This is absolutely waterproof, wont crack or lift as long as the cracks are well prepared and clean, bleach and toothbrush or similar, is my preferred...pinenot :)
     
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    Thanks Pinenot, I'll buy some Oxalic acid to remove the black water marks before I start.
    Cheers
     
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