It is quite common to have to adjust or alter the colour of the grainfiller. Try to use a colour which is the same or a little darker than the background colour of the wood. Prepare the grainfiller by adding Finney’s Powder Dry Colour into a little White Spirits to create a concentrate. Add this to the grainfiller and stir well in. Test the colour produced on scrap. After adding Powder Dry Colour to achieve the right shade, stir again to ensure even distribution.
The grainfiller is effectively rubbed on across the grain and then rubbed back off again to keep it flat in the pores. Leave to dry before lightly sanding along the grain, then you can start applying polish.
There are lots of grainfilling processes. Here are a couple for you to try:
Note: After stage one you can seal the surface as method one and then apply the filler to create a paler overall tone.
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