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ColorTone Waterbase Grain Filler

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

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ColorTone Waterbase Grain Filler
Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
0220-A Ash Yes

0220-E Ebony Yes

0220-M Mahogany Yes

0220-MB Rosewood (Medium Brown) Yes

0220-RB Rosewood (Reddish Brown) Yes

0220-N Neutral Yes

0220 Set of all 6 colors Yes

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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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ColorTone Waterbase Grain Filler
ColorTone Waterbase Grain Filler
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5 6-05-2013
does what it should

Works as well or better than any grain filler I've used so far. Decent price, good sized bottle. I'll buy more when I need it again.

Milagra Dulce' Guitar works  Oregon Read my reviews (13)
4 5-30-2013
Works Well

It's a fairly generous amount for the price compared to some of the other brands. It's a soft consistency, doesn't require much water to thin. Similar consistency to drywall mud. Beware the white is WHITE. Overall I find it just as nice to work with as Timbermate, if not a little better. Will buy again.

Mike P.  PA, USA Read my reviews (3)
5 5-07-2013
Grain Filler

This stuff is great as a filler to get a great finish - But it is also a great thing to use to make over sized fret side markers as well - Seal the side of the fingerboard - Drill your holes as needed - And fill them with this filler - Wipe the extra off with a damp rag - Let it dry - And then re wipe any residue after it has dried - Re do if needed with more filler - I used a 1/8" Brad point bit to make a clean hole - And use nat. filler for a great vintage clay dot look - Once finished - I then seal over them - Nice big side markers for this old dog - Also great to fill holes on fingerboard when moving dots - Or for other inlay work - Like fancy dots or head inlay work - And will not harm any set finish - Mike.

Mike Soares  Yonkers, New York.
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