Wood floor filler is a product used to fill all the cracks, nooks, and crannies on the floor. Filling a floor helps to make it look more complete. Wood floor filler is often used in cracks, end joints, and knots. The filler dries in as little as 20-30 minutes and is both sustainable and sandable after drying. Unfortunately, some wood species do not have a filler color specifically formulated to match their unique color. When working with a material that does not have its own shade of filler, you may need to fix together premixed fillers or use a product like wood doe. In addition, wood filler is not created to be elastic, and movement will cause the filler to crack.
- Fast drying
- Many colors
- Mixable fillers
- Can be stained
Premixed Wood Floor Fillers
These premixed fillers come in a variety of colors and work great with the majority of species. Unfortunately, a small percentage of flooring materials do not match premixed wood floor filler and need custom matching. Also, when staining over filler, you must double-check that the filler has taken the stain color well and remains unnoticeable. Wood floor filler is designed to make the floor look finished and smooth. However, the filler is known to come out during the final sand and must be reapplied if this occurs.
Mixing Wood Floor Fillers
Some floors do not have a matching pre-mixed wood floor filler. If you run into a situation with no pre-mixed filler that matches the flooring, you will need to use a mixing filler. Mixing fillers use fine sanding dust and a specialty product to create a wood doe. Wood doe is great way to make a custom wood floor filler. The specialty products designed to create wood filler can be water-based of petroleum based. The dust and product are mixed to the desired consistence and then troweled onto the floor like a premixed filler. This filler can be stained and sanded and is dry and ready for use in just 20-30 minutes.
Hardwood Floor Filler FAQ’s
You will need to use a mixing filler or a wood doe and mix it with dust. You mix these fillers with the wood dust from the floor and it will match exactly.
Yes, All fillers we sell accept stain from Duraseal. You will have no issues with staining a floor while using the fillers we sell.
Absolutely, all filler options are generally dried between 20-40 min.