Whats the best way to colour wood filler

19 Apr 2003
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I need to have some wood filler that will match up to old pine panelling.
I have had a good look around but cant find anything near to the colour.
Is there a product to add colour to wood filler that will allow me to match the filler to the wood colour ??
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I thought you could use the shavings from a hole drilled in the wood somewhere out if sight and mix it with some PVA?
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I've used burnt umber powder to colour fillers. Mix a little and I mean a little with a bit of water and work this into the filler. It takes a bit of judging to get it right and it's easy to over darken it. Works with most fillers including the two pack wudfil type (like car body filler).


an alternative is to use ready made tints available in tubes, something like this but ask at any decent decorating supplier

Thanks for the advice .... I need to check those things out.
If it's a small gap, mixing PVA with sawdust is pretty standard. I recently used lecol 7500 mixed with sanding dust for a parquet floor and it works extremely well on very fine gaps and holes, but needs several goes if the hole is bigger.

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