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What you use for nail holes?

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Hey just wondering what everyone uses to putty nail holes

Toothpaste. (post #207443, reply #1 of 8)

Toothpaste.


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mark (post #207443, reply #2 of 8)

for what?

Stain or paint?

Inside or out?

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Inside and paint grade (post #207443, reply #3 of 8)

Inside and paint grade

Use something appropriate for (post #207443, reply #4 of 8)

Use something appropriate for the material with the nail hole.

Drywall? Spackle

Wood? Wood filler. Wood will puke spackle out over time if you have a lot of humidity

Greg

It's for trimwork..I use (post #207443, reply #5 of 8)

It's for trimwork..I use painters putty but that doesnt leave a flawless fill..I'm looking for something for high end work where u could never even tell there was a nail hole there

mark (post #207443, reply #6 of 8)

I use Dap products for painted fill, but do put it on proud of the surface and sand later.  On occasion have mixed up some Durabond, dries hard-sandable-doesn't shrink much.  Used a product from Elmers-can't remember if I liked it-it froze up on a lazy night I didn't bring in the caulk bag.

Have some WoodFiller from Minwax that I thought worked ok.

 

One of the painters uses something I'd never seen b/4.  Looked like glazing in the can, but does harden and sand.  I should have written the name down.  It's from his paint supplier I would guess.

At any rate, most of the painters I use want to do the filling and do a good job of it. 

To me, there's no difference in high and regular-perfect will be close enough for the job. 

Well, there is some difference...............

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Durabond is a pretty good (post #207443, reply #7 of 8)

Durabond is a pretty good idea..I saw something like that..it was called tough something at lowes..it was a powder that u mix up...and as for that glazing your sayin I think there is something called glazing putty in a red can..never used it tho...I guess ill just have to actually test out the products and see for myself

mark (post #207443, reply #8 of 8)

The glazing putty is just that-Glazing.

It will never harden (much) and has some oil in it I believe-not good if you're topcoating with latex (I don't think).

The stuff I saw, looked like glazing in the can (more smooth in consistancy, but did harden like spackle.

There's something that's used with Azek-Top and Bond or Top'n'bond, that might work good.  Never saw it, never used it.

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