That didn'tgo according to plan

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That didn'tgo according to plan

Postby thatsnotafestool » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:59 am

We bought some engineered oak floorboards from French Forest Floors and, well to be honest, the finish quality of many of them..well, most of them...leaves a lot to be desired and, yes, I should have rejected them at the time but when you've just hand offloaded 3 tons of the stuff and trying to beat the rain then ones' sense of perspective tends to go out of the window. And then all the million other "must-do's" push the issue down the priority list.

So, as my builder would say, we are where we are.

Enter Fiddes Filler Gel which I thought was the answer to my prayers. Just mix up with sawdust from the same boards, mix to a fine paste and fill the holes. Oh, yes ! Rejoice.

Perhaps not.

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Re: That didn'tgo according to plan

Postby jfc » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:21 pm

Dab a wet tea bag over it .

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Re: That didn'tgo according to plan

Postby Tomyjoiner » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:59 pm

Get in touch with morrells, they have just taken out a new range of fillers, a coloured glue stick for a gun.

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Re: That didn'tgo according to plan

Postby woodsmith » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:47 am

I had some boards like this where they had slapped filler everywhere. After a good sand down most of the mess was removed and it looked ok after finishing.

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