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Old 02-27-2008, 04:30 PM   #1
 
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CHAUK Or Wood Putty?


What's up guys?
I've always used white chauk to fill my holes when i do trim.
But i have noticed that after its dried and I paint it, you still see a slight
edge around the nail holes as if the chaulk shrunk. Any recommendations i really would like to make it invisible to see where the nail hole is. Is wood putty a better option? If so which brand should i get?
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Old 02-27-2008, 04:43 PM   #2
 
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Ask your brother....wood putty would work also. You may wanna wipe the caulking with a wet rag or finger to get rid of the problem you're having using caulking. Yes,caulking will shrink. I never have problems using caulking.

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Minwax wood filler.. In the yellow tube.. Sand nice and NEVER shrinks

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I like DAP Fast 'n Final(interior/exterior).
it actually swells a little when it sets up,
but you can sand it, just a lick,
after an hour or so.
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What I do is mix a little bit of plaster of Paris or any fast setting compound, and let it dry and get hard. Once its dry I break a piece of and I scratch it on the nail holes. No sanding needed and it doesn't shrink. Don't waste your money on fillers- theres probably a piece of dried up plaster somewhere on the job site.
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bondo...or minwax's woodfiller equivelent
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Never caulking for nails as it will always shrink and leave a visible dimple when painted. I pesonally like light weight spackling; apply high, the sand it down when dry. The lightweight sands much easier than interior/exterior ro any other spaclke that contains vinyl additive. However our current painters have made a believer of me in Crawford's Painters putty.
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i always feel my holes with COCK (as a northern would say.) mine doesnt shrink untill i'm done wiht the job. and then i'm long gone

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I learned a trick a long time ago being as i am 21 about 3 years ago doing finish work. Try using finishing drywall mud. You put it on just like chalk with your finger let it dry and sand it and paint it. It works better then chalk or putty.
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Here's what I do - Tell the painter to fill the nail holes.
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I am a Painter and have tried just about everything on holes.... the best thing for nail holes is a lightweight putty..it is easy to work with and sands with your finger if you hand to>>>caulking like the others say is a complete no-no and there really is no way to fix once you've done it, always makes the painted trim look like crap...
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Try using Plumbers putty, you can paint it as soon as you apply it and never shrinks.
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Was plumbers putty a joke? It makes sense, I just never thought it would be paintable.
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I've tried almost everything (not plumbers putty) and I like ez-sand (the setting drywall mud) It's easy to work with and doesn't shrink.

I've used multiple kinds of caulk but never chalk. I'm unfamiliar with chauk.
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CHAUK or maybe
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CHALK how about
CALLK or
CAWLK maybe
CULLK i don't know
i think its CAULK
are the more?
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glazing putty
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Re: CHAUK Or Wood Putty?


Quote:
Originally Posted by Heefs Home Impr View Post
Try using Plumbers putty, you can paint it as soon as you apply it and never shrinks.
Pretty sure you would need a
stain blocking primer...
at least.
Quote:
Originally Posted by big steve View Post
glazing putty
You would need to prime first
(read the can), and wait weeks
to paint with latex (read the can)

Why go to such trouble
when Minwax makes perfectly
good filler putty that you can
buy practically anywhere??

I still like Fast N Final even
if I do have to make a pass with
120 grit.

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