how to make black wood filler?

Blackwood filler is a great tool for hiding holes in wood and repairing cracks. It’s easy to use and can be applied with a putty knife or your finger.

The only drawback with black wood filler is that it must be painted afterward, which can become an eyesore if you’re using dark colors like black or blue.

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make black wood filler at home so that you won’t have to worry about painting it later on!

By making your own, you can save money (it costs around $20 per gallon in stores) and control the exact color of your mixture. If you would like a lighter shade of “black,” simply add more white paint than what is recommended below!

Can I add Colour to wood filler?

You can add color to wood filler.

You can use wood filler to match the wood in your furniture, or you can use it to match the color of your wall or carpet.

Can you get a black wood filler?

You can purchase wood filler in a variety of colors, but the most common is basic natural wood color. This is because it’s easy to tint black if you want your repair to match the rest of your piece and not look like an obvious patch job.

If you’re looking for something more decorative, there are products that contain a pigment that will give you some options other than just black.

For example, purple or blue will give a darker appearance than traditional yellow or brown shades would do; this could be useful if you were making small repairs on antique furniture where those colors would otherwise detract from its value as an antique collectible versus simply being “old.”

How do you make your own wood filler?

  • Mix equal parts sawdust and glue.
  • Apply with a paintbrush to the wood filler.
  • Let dry for 24 hours, then sand with 220-grit sandpaper.
  • Wipe off dust from the wood filler, leaving a smooth finish for staining or painting over.

Can you stain homemade wood filler?

Yes, you can stain homemade wood filler. You can use a water-based stain, an oil-based stain, or shellac or varnish-based stain.

It’s important to note that if you use a shellac or varnish-based stain on your wood filler project, the drying time will be longer than usual because these types of stains need time to dry out before they become hard again.

How do you color filler?

There are many ways to color wood filler.

  • Paint. You can use regular paint to color your wood filler, but this is a messy option that requires multiple coats and the resulting product may be prone to chipping or cracking.
  • Stain. A stain can be colored directly with paint or dye, but it’s best to use a water-based stain in order to avoid any damage caused by oil-based stains (which should never be used on wood). Stains don’t tend to provide quite as much coverage as paints do, so you’re likely going to need more than one coat when using this method of coloring your filler paste. Make sure you let each coat dry before applying another!

How do you stain wood filler?

Stain is used to make wood filler look more like the wood it’s supposed to be. You can stain your wood filler with any stain you choose, but I recommend using water-based acrylic craft paint or oil-based exterior paint.

If you’re using a brush, apply the stain in thin coats and let dry between coats until desired color is achieved (usually 2-3 coats).

If you’d like to use a roller, roll on thin layers of stain until desired level of coloration has been reached (usually 1 coat).

Once finished staining, allow the area where you applied your new finish time to dry completely before applying another layer of sealant/varnish/polyurethane or whatever other finish product you’ve chosen.

What Colour is natural wood filler?

The color of the filler depends on three things:

  • The type of wood filler you use. Some are black and others are white, brown, grey, or beige.
  • How much water do you add to the mixture? The more water added to the mixture, the lighter in color it will be (this is because less pigment is required).
  • The amount of pigment used in your mixture: if you use too much pigment then its color will overpower any other colors present in your wood filler such as black or brown etc.

What is epoxy wood filler?

Epoxy wood filler is a two-part resin and hardener that, when mixed together, forms a strong, durable, waterproof, and easy-to-apply coating.

It can be used to fill holes, cracks, and other defects in woodwork. The resulting finish is smooth with no visible pores or grain patterns.

It’s important to select the right epoxy filler for your project so you know exactly how much you need when shopping at your local hardware store or home improvement center.


Have you ever had to repair or fill in a crack in your wood? You may be surprised to know that black wood filler is not just for painting over! If properly applied, it can make an excellent base coat for new woodwork.

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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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