ColorTone Clear Grain Filler

ColorTone Clear Grain Filler

ColorTone Clear Grain Filler

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ColorTone Clear Grain Filler

About This Item

Finally, a clear grain filler that actually dries clear! It's not bluish or cloudy; ColorTone Clear Grain Filler is truly transparent when dry.

It's compatible with all finishes and environmentally safe.

This waterbase filler dries much faster than messy old paste fillers: in 45 minutes it's ready for a second coat. We recommend 2-3 coats, and you can spray waterbase finish 1-2 hours after the filler goes on. (If you're spraying nitro, give it 12 hours before the finish coat.) Compare this to oil-base fillers which take days to dry.
  • Compatible with all finishes, including nitrocellulose and waterbase lacquers
  • Environmentally safe. Non-toxic, nonflammable, and solvent-free
  • Can be tinted with waterbased stains or pigments
  • Easy to apply, dries fast and sands easily
  • Fills wood pores without sinking, shrinking or cracking
16-ounce (473ml) container.


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3.5
  • 3.42 average rating from 26 reviews
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1.0

I had no luck with this product

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I tried multiple coats of different thickness, used it neat and tried it diluted, left it on for different time periods from immediately removing the excess through to allowing it to dry completely. I could not get it to work. I was using it on top of sanding sealer.

1.0

This stuff does not work

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Tried using this as a grain filler for an ash tele body and had very bad results. I have used the ENTIRE jar putting on coat after coat exactly as directed on the container and the grain still is not compleatly filled. This stuff is also very hard to sand and added days of work to this build all just to still need to get another product to finish the job and even thinking of starting over from scratch. I strongly recommend getting another product for your grain filling needs. Disappointing product from an otherwise very good company.

5.0

Great for unfinished guitar bodys

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So far it has worked great

1.0

Name it "Grain NON-Filler"

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When I bought this, I had high hopes ... no, normal expectations, that this would be a "grain filler", since that is its name. It's horribly disappointing in so many ways.
So let's review its claims:
1). "hole filler and mistake-patcher"...the only mistake or hole this could patch would possibly be a mosquito bite in the wood (and even that is doubtful).
2. "crack filler"...if the crack is so minute that you can't see it in bright light after spraying one coat of gloss lacquer on it, well maybe it could fill a crack.
3. "wood putty"...I have no idea why they would say that. It is NOT a putty, does NOT look like a putty, does NOT apply like a putty, does NOT fill like a putty, and does NOT sand like a putty.
4. "grain filler"...you've got to be kidding me! After four (yes 4) coats following the directions exactly and even trying different ways to apply it, it "filled" the grain about as good as one coat of lacquer sanding sealer. In other words, no it didn't "fill" the grain.

And as others have said, it is very, very difficult to sand. Like trying to sand latex. The good thing is that it provided me with a lot of exercise. And really, that IS the ONLY good thing I can say about it. It doesn't work and it's not cheap.

If I could give this product a -1 (that's minus one) rating I would, since it actually CAUSED me extra work.

For your information...I'm not an amateur when it comes to wood working...I've been doing it for over 60 years and have been building and finishing guitars for 50 years.

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We’re very sorry for the difficulty you experienced with the grain filler. Your feedback is valuable and we all thank you for taking the time to write to us. At StewMac, your satisfaction is guaranteed. Please contact us so we can arrange store credit or refund. - Spencer, Customer Support

5.0

Works good for mahogany when your staining.

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Make sure you seal your stained wood with shellac and let it dry for a few days to almost a week before using or the stain will bleed through and wash out a few areas. It will never look the same again after that happens. But when used correctly it fills pits and knots and helps your water based lacquer turn out smooth as glass. I'll definitely keep using this product.

5.0

ColorTone Clear Grain Filler

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This is interesting filler. It's a little different than the colored grain fillers from SM. I used it after a couple coats of sanding sealer on bare rosewood. I probably didn't thin it enough with water. Brushed it on and used a rubber scraper to remove the excess. The scraper 'lines' could still be seen after the filler dried, and this stuff does not sand as easily as the other fillers. I would recommend thinning this stuff pretty well, and using a quality paint brush to apply it in thin coats, and ending the brush strokes with the wood grain. Overall though, after figuring out how to best apply it, it's great. It being clear, you don't have to worry about getting light colored wood bindings 'dirty' with a colored filler, and it is also useful for filling any deep scratches on top wood too.
Build on...!

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