ColorTone Waterbase Grain Filler

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Ash

Item # 0220-A
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$6.99

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Ebony

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Mahogany

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Rosewood (Medium Brown)

Item # 0220-MB
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Rosewood (Reddish Brown)

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Neutral

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ColorTone Waterbase Grain Filler

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

Good for voodooing

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Mixing a bit of the Stewmac dyes with the neutral (white) paste works well on my latest batch of swamp ash. its water based and I found that sealing in between with rattlecan satin lacquer makes sanding w/out breakthrough much easier. Dye black, then seal, then grain fill, scuffit down and then seal again. One of the easiest finishes I've ever done! I also did a couple strats, one red and one blue .

1.0

Grey is the new black.

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Good product with limitations. The smallest amount of moisture will remove the filler in a blink of an eye. So try not to use a damp cloth when you clean up. When you use brushing varnish you will always remove a little bit of the filler.
My main problem is that the black filler is not black at all, but dark grey, and not even a very dark grey (in wet condition of course). My mahogany guitar with grey pores looks rather strange.

5.0

Easy to use

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I've used solvent and water based fillers, this one is my favorite. The cleanup is easy and if you wait a bit too long to scrape (it dries quickly) a damp cloth does a great job of removing any residue. It does a great one-application fill on Mahogany.

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