how to change color of wood filler?

Wood putty is a great way to fill in unsightly holes or cracks in wood. You can use it for small projects or big ones, but let’s be honest: its natural off-white color isn’t exactly exciting.

In this article, I’ll teach you how to change the color of your wood filler so that it looks as good as new.

How do you change the color of wood filler?

There are a few methods for changing the color of wood fillers. If you want to use a filler that’s already the desired color, it will be easier to blend in with your furniture or walls if it’s already similar in shade.

  • Use a filler that is already the desired color (e.g., black for dark wood)
  • Use a filler that matches the color of your existing furniture/walls (e.g., white for light wood)

If you want something more natural-looking, go with either of these options:

  • Use an ash-based wood filler like Bondo’s Sandable Bonding Putty—it will give your repairs an old-world feel because it gives them grain and texture while hiding imperfections at the same time!

Can you stain wood filler?

Can you stain wood filler?

Yes, you can. Wood fillers are porous and will absorb the stain. However, they’re not as absorbent as wood itself, so make sure to apply enough stain so that it has time to penetrate the filler before applying another coat of finish.

If you’re using a water-based sealer like polyurethane or epoxy, there’s no need for additional sealers if you want to stain your project after drying overnight (or longer).

If you plan on painting over these types of fillers with latex paint later on down the road (which is what most people do), then I’d recommend sanding off any rough edges with 120 grit sandpaper after staining so they don’t cause bumps when painted over later on down the road.”

How do you camouflage wood filler?

If you’re filling a crack in the wood or smoothing out some rough areas, it’s best to use a filler that is either the same color as your wood or darker. If you’re trying to match an existing stain, try mixing your own.

If you want something lighter than your natural color, try mixing white paint with water and brushing it on top of your filler. You can also use an oil-based stain if you’d like; just make sure not to put too much pressure down on the brush so as not to rip through its surface too quickly!

Can wood filler be painted?

With a little know-how and patience, you can paint wood filler with no problems. The first thing you want to do is prepare your project for painting. You will also need to select the right tools for the job.

First, sand down any rough or sharp edges on your project so they don’t scratch up your newly painted surface. Next, use a wire brush tool to clean all of the dust off of your project—you’ll need it nice and clean before painting.

Then set up some drop cloths or something else that will keep any messes contained while working on this project so that you don’t have any issues later on in the process!

Can you darken wood filler?

If you are looking to darken the color of your wood filler, there are a few options that you can try. The first is simply to use a darker color filler. Many different colors are available, so it should be easy enough to find something that works for your project.

Another option is simply using a darker stain on the wood before applying the filler. This will give you the same effect as using a darker filler, but will also help protect your newly repaired area from wear and tear in the future!

If you want to go this route, make sure that whatever type of stain or varnish you use does not add any glossiness to your work—this could cause problems when trying to apply paint over top later on down road (and would require another round of sanding).

How do you color epoxy wood filler?

Use a paintbrush to apply the epoxy. Apply a thin layer of epoxy to the wood filler, then use your paintbrush to spread out and smooth it over the surface of the wood filler.

Can I sand and stain wood filler?

It’s possible to sand and stain wood filler, but it’ll take a bit of elbow grease. First, use fine sandpaper to sand until the filler is level with the wood.

Then, apply your stain (and allow ample drying time) before going over it again with another coat of finish. This can be done several times until you have a smooth finish.

How do you color wood putty?

There are many ways you can color your wood filler. The best way is to use a paintbrush, but if you don’t have one, then try using a sponge or roller instead.

Another option is to use a sprayer, but this will make quite a mess as it’s difficult to control the amount of filler that comes out. If this is your only option, then make sure you’re wearing protective clothing and goggles because it can get messy!

Or why not try using an applicator instead? You could use an old cloth t-shirt or even toilet roll paper if you want something cheap and disposable like I did in my video below!


In conclusion, it’s important to keep in mind that while you can change the color of wood filler, it’s not always possible.

The best way to go about this is by testing out different colors on a scrap piece and seeing how they look before applying them to your project.

In some cases, using multiple coats of different colors may give you better results than one thick layer would provide.

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Martin Flood

Martin Flood has been working in the construction industry for over 20 years as a general contractor with expertise in remodeling projects that are large or small. He has furthered his career by specializing in epoxy resin flooring, providing excellent service to both commercial and residential clients. Martin’s experience enables him to offer professional advice on how to choose the right type of project based on your needs and budget.

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