Wood floors can be made more affordable by learning how to make woodfiller. What do you really need? Or, in other words, how much wood do you need? There are many types of wood filler that can be used to do this. These are:
Wood Filler – This is the stuff that your garage floors are made from. For that, there’s latex wood filler. It’s a product that can be bought in both powder and liquid forms. Each product will explain a bit about how they are made. As a matter of fact, you’ll learn how to make wood filler yourself by using both.
How do you make wood filler using wood glue? You will need a fine sawdust (or chop saw fine grit), a putty blade, a wood filler and approximately half a cup water. You also need some oil, like mineral oil or petroleum jelly.
Cut the wood into manageable lengths. Take each piece and hold it up front and back. You will need to use the knife to make a straight cut along the grain. However, leave at least an inch around the edges. The next step is to glue each piece into place, right around the edges. To hold the next piece, use the putty knives. It will be the donor for the next layer.
This is fairly obvious. Use the sandpaper to sand the area until you see the filler. When the filler comes out, use the putty knife to smooth out any bumps or rough areas. Fill in any spaces. This is the third and final step. Apply a bit of wood glue on the sides. Allow it to dry.
Here is where you will need to sand and sand again. Once you have finished all of the bare spots, put on the finishing putty, and apply it to the entire floor as evenly as possible. Hardwood floors will require you to sand on both sides. If not, you can sand only the bare areas. After this step is completed, you can apply the finishing brush to the top and wipe any excess. Now it is time to finish your project.
Another tip. You will need to glue the wood filler before you put down the flooring. This will ensure that the floorboard is held together and makes it easier to screw down. It is likely that you will need to apply two coats of glue. Therefore, make sure you have two sets for each piece hardwood filler.
Next, apply the sawdust filler to the boards. It is not a good idea to put too much on the boards. You should only use a small amount of the mixture and make sure it is well-blended.
These are some things you should keep in mind. You will need a flat surface. A workbench is a good choice. You don’t want to mess up your tools or your face with the sawdust. You should also consider the thickness of the board that you will be filling. The type of board will determine the amount of filling required. However, generally speaking thicker boards require more filling than thinner boards. Be gentle and careful when applying the filler.
It is also important to think about the type of filter that you are using. Some people prefer to use one part glue and one piece sandpaper. This is a good idea, but you should not break the fragile board. You can also mix a little bit of silicone with the glue. Silicone will prevent glue from sticking to boards and give you more flexibility.
When you’re done filling the boards, sand them until they are completely smooth. Then, put them aside and clean up the sawdust with a soft cloth. Wear safety glasses as sawdust is a common problem when cutting hardwood. After the sawdust has dried, it’s time to put the wood glue on it!