Wood Grain Filler
Wood Grain Filler: Use and Application
CrystaLac Wood Grain Filler fills the pores in the wood to give you the smoothest surface possible. Filling the wood grain before applying your top coat helps eliminate those distracting little pock marks where the finish didn't completely fill the pores. It is most often used on tabletops and by guitar makers to create that smooth-like-glass perfect finish. It is easy to apply and when top-coated appears COMPLETELY clear, so you can still see the beautiful colors and grain of the wood. It can also be tinted with the CrystaLac Pigments to create unique looks.
Note:* It is NOT for holes, gouges, or cracks in the wood, but rather the wood grain itself.
Bare wood – Use one to two coats of sanding sealer first to bring out the wet color of the wood. Sand, then apply WGF. You can rub it into the pores with a lint free rag, or brush it onto the surface and trowel(squeegee) off any excess. Thoroughly dry 2 to 4 hours. Sand smooth and remove any sanding dust with a vacuum or compressed air. Wipe with a damp cloth (water only) and reapply as needed. Do a final sanding and then apply your choice of CrystaLac Top Coat.
Use on Stained Wood –
General Staining - Stain bare wood as directed. If using a solvent or oil based stain, allow ample time for it to thoroughly dry making sure all solvents have evaporated and oils have cured. We suggest using a water based stain for a much quicker and more environmentally safe process. After staining, apply WGF. Sand and reapply if necessary. You can stain over the WGF if any of the stain was sanded off initially. Apply a topcoat and you’re done. For an even grained look, apply WGF first then stain. This will work similar to a stain conditioner and not allow the stain to penetrate and appear darker in the deep wood grains.