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ColorTone Waterbase Grain Filler

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Ebony

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Mahogany

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Rosewood (Medium Brown)

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Rosewood (Reddish Brown)

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ColorTone Waterbase Grain Filler

About This Item

Our first choice for filling the pores of open-grain woods. Compatible with all stains and finishes.

The first step to a flawless professional finish!
ColorTone Waterbase Grain Filler is our first choice for filling and leveling the pores of open-grain woods, such as rosewood, ash, koa and mahogany, before spraying a finish. No shrinking or cracking; it dries faster than other types of fillers, and sands easily. Supplied in 4-ounce jars, ready to mix with water.

"It's grain filler, wood putty, crack filler, hole-filler and mistake-patcher, all rolled into one product. The colors are natural and realistic."
—Dan Erlewine

  • Waterbase, non-toxic, solvent-free and nonflammable
  • Compatible with all finishes, including nitrocellulose and waterbase lacquers
  • Compatible with most stains, waterbase pigments, sealers and topcoats
  • Traditional guitar colors
  • Neutral is a light base filler for custom tinting
  • Easy to apply, dries fast and sands easily
  • Fills wood pores without sinking, shrinking or cracking
ColorTone Grain Filler is supplied in paste form, ready to mix with water (10-15 percent water works well for us) and brush on the wood. Let it dry, sand the surface level, and clean with a damp cloth. It's that easy, and you're ready to spray a smooth, blemish-free professional finish. No shelf-life problems: if the filler dries hard in your cup, simply add more water.

Why use grain filler? Unfinished rosewood, mahogany, koa and ash have porous "open-grained" surfaces. Filling and leveling the pores leaves the surface smooth for applying uniform finish coats. Using a contrasting filler color can often enhance the grain as well.


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4.0
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4.0

Good but Brittle

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First time user so maybe I did it wrong. It works very well for filling holes. I imagine it'd do just as well for filling grain. But it's so brittle it couldn't hold up to pressure from the strings when I tried to fill a gap between peg holes on a bridge. It filled okay and sanded okay, but once a string under tension touched it the filler just shattered. Something to keep in mind. I recommend it for all the other applications, though. It took stain nicely and sanded smooth and filled the holes completely. I had no other trouble with it at all. I especially like that you can let it go dry overnight and just add a little bit of water the next day and it's good to go. Thanks!

5.0

Great product

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I bought this for an Explorer build with a Honduran mahogany body.

5.0

Easy to use

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Follow instructions and it worked great

5.0

Thank You

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Quality product, service and delivery

5.0

Greatly simplified finishing

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The ColorTone pore-filler has greatly simplified filling pores in rosewood when finishing guitars. It works much better than the solvent based fillers I have used before. They either dried too fast or too slow, and were very hard and tedious to sand. I'll take the ColorTone filler any day.

4.0

As always from S-M a Fine Product

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I bought this filler to take care of some gouges I (carelessly) made while building a guitar rim. Just as promised, it's easy to work with, thins to the consistency you need, and cleans up easily. [This last was very important, as I got some on a nice pair of pants -- water cleaned it up quickly.]

The only reason I gave it a four instead of a five is that I think the color (rosewood) is lighter than it should be. In the container, it's plenty dark, but it dried lighter than I wanted. Hopefully, sanding and rubbing in will let it blend nicely with the rosewood body.

Overall, I'm very pleased.

5.0

Great product

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This is super. Fills grain, cracks, defects, and holes. Dries hard. Sands easily. The other product with a similar name is not worth using even if they paid you $20 to use it, but this product works very well. I will continue to buy and use this product as the need arises.

5.0

Worked well, filled my grain with ebony color...

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Works as promised, easy to deal with.

4.0

Good product

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Sandable ' plus easy perfect color match with color tone liquid stains

1.0

Very Disappointing

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Have tried to use this product three times on Mahogany projects with worthless results all three times. I will say it could have been user error - I may have over sanded, but the 2nd & 3rd time I was super diligent not to do this. Eventually leveled the finish with 15 coats of nitro sanding after the 5th & 10th coats.
First bad experience with a Stew Mac product. Not up to the usual high standards.

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