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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
4.5 out of 5 stars
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5 4-01-2014
great product

I had 2 projects involving mahogany-a solid body guitar, and a mandolin "kit". both had nice wood, but pore depths were daunting to say the least. the filler, properly mixed did an outstanding job of filling out the pores in the wood, sanded very easily to give a nice level finish, and accepted the chosen stain virtually identically to the surrounding wood.
I easily give this product 5 stars.

doctorunderhill  texas
5 3-26-2014
Great Product

Stuff takes some getting used to but works excellent. Filled my African mahogany JEM 7 perfectly. The grain was near undetectable and although we are painting it the grain had an enhanced look after application of the sanding sealer. would use again.

Fireguy01  Florida
5 2-08-2014
Works great.

This stuff is very concentrated and just a little bit goes a very long way. I just love it.

preetcher  Beaufort, NC Read my reviews (48)
5 2-05-2014
Work's great!

This stuff does the job, I had a few grooves in the fingerboard from the file grazing it, No problem though. Seems to leave barely noticeable lines. Other then that VERY HAPPY WITH IT!!

theire ok  Avalon nj Read my reviews (4)
5 1-08-2014
beautifully enhances the grain

Fills the pores well and makes the grain stand out. I used medium brown rosewood on my first build and it worked very well. And as said let it dry a bit longer than the instructions say before you add anything on top of it.

Samuel Kaivola  Vreta, Finland Read my reviews (2)
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1 1-05-2014
Not for me.

This product may work for others but it did not for me. I can understand that there is work involved using this wood filler but I could not make it work for me. I tried three times and the grain would not fill. I did find another product that I am using and I have to admit that it is doing the job. As for the other products from this company I will give them five stars.

REL  Coventry RI Read my reviews (2)
5 11-23-2013
Perfection !!!

Added to my swamp ash tele body before the dye and the best finish I've done to date!

Steve R  Spring,Tx Read my reviews (26)
5 8-02-2013
A must have for any porous wood project

Started my second build, an ash bodied Strat. I learned the hard way on the first tele project that grain filler is a must if you want a pro finish to be proud of. You can't rush this kind of work. Got the ash colored product, applied two repetitive coats and the color coat went on like silk. Now clear coating it and it looks like a mirror. Get some of this stuff!! You'll be glad you did!

Worshipguitar  Hewit, NJ Read my reviews (2)
5 6-27-2013
Great stuff...

Got the full set for some builds... just used the ebony to fill a swamp ash tele back and sides really made the grain look good.. works better if it sits more than the recomended 24 hrs before nitro finishing or staining..

T Jones  Chester, MT Read my reviews (39)
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5 6-21-2013
ColorTone Waterbase Grain Filler

an essential tool for the process of finishing an instrument....

Martín  Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina Read my reviews (78)
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