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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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Neutral

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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.

4-ounce (118ml) container.

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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Using ColorTone Grain Filler

Preparation and application instructions.

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5.0

Good Stuff

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Wish I would have picked the darker color to enhance the grain instead of the clear but oh well still came out well. Put some water in the jar ahead of time so you don't have to stir it forever to mix it up again.

1.0

Completely worthless

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Verified Buyer


Whats the point of a grain filler that runs out of the grain as soon as you apply any type of finish?

Response from StewMac


We're sorry our grain filler didn't work for you as you expected. Our friendly customer service team is always here to help at 1-800-848-2273 if you would like to address this issue further.

1.0

Disappointing...again

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Verified Buyer


I should have learned my lesson when this stuff was sold as Timbermate. First, it arrived as a dry clay-like lump of ash/maple/whatever. (I ordered "Ash.") The suggestion to add "10-15% water" is a joke. It that by weight, by volume, what? Added too much water anyway to a "lumpette" from the jar and it took the better part of a half hour to beat the lumps out of the resulting soup to get a "paste-like" consistency. Spread it on a test piece of ash and sqeegy-ed off the excess. When it dried, the heavy ash veins were WHITE!. So, I had to rub the white our with a damp cloth. Not sure how many repeats it would have taken to actually do a decent job of grain filling. I quit at one and went on to try the other,clear water-based filler (reviewed elsewhere), which worked fine and was far easier to use.

3.0

nice to have ,but...

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Verified Buyer


I like how this product handles. easy to use. easy to change consistency when needed. dries hard and fast. easy to sand. my complaint is that I purchased the ebony. its not ebony. it is a dark grey. its dark grey full strength. when sprayed with lacquer its still dark grey. they should have labeled it dark grey. or maybe, its turns ebony when stained ebony.

1.0

Better instructions might help

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Verified Buyer


This product was highly recommended to me. But alas, it went poorly. I did my best to follow the instructions. But can someone tell me how to add 10 ~15% water to hard crumbs of clay??? Perhaps if there was a description of what it's starting texture is supposed to be, I would have had a starting point. I decided to live with the swamp ash grain texture and go with a lighter 'natural' finish. It was all I could think of, other than scrub the body clean and start over.

5.0

Great ! Fast service great products

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Verified Buyer


Great products great customer service

5.0

Worked

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Verified Buyer


Nice for finishing porous wood

4.0

grain filler good product

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Verified Buyer


Really helps get a professional finish.

5.0

Good Stuff

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Verified Buyer


Filling the poors on the back of a Les Paul copy refinish. Easy to work with. Waterbased.

3.0

Works but not better than wood putty

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Verified Buyer


I usually use joint compound or wood putty to fill grain, but I thought I'd give this a shot. It's fine, but not better. The only complaint I have is the directions: it says to add "10 - 15% water." I'd prefer a more specific direction, like 2 oz. water for every 5 oz of filler or whatever.

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