If you prefer a glass-like finish, such as on a desk or tabletop, you have to fill in the open pores of wood with a filler. Oak, mahogany, and walnut are good examples of "open grain" wood, but a filled grain will give a very smooth finish. When the grain is unfilled it can have a semi-rough look. Filling is more a matter of preference for the look you want or an effect you're trying to achieve. If you decide to fill in wood grain, remember that not all wood grain fillers are created equal. A premium water-based grain filler should be:
- Low odor
- Quick drying
- Easy sanding
Aqua Coat Clear Grain Filler is easy to apply. Dry times may vary with temperatures but average 15-30 minutes to the touch and 30-60 minutes for sanding. Aqua Coat gives a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all their products.
Charles Neil from the Expert’s Corner had this to say about Aqua Coat water-based Clear Grain Filler: ”I have tried oil-based products and found dry times excessive, as well as they tend to seal the wood so stains and so forth could become issues, but yesterday I gave the water-based Aqua Coat a try and to say I was impressed is an understatement, so thought I would tell you about it.”
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