How to Stain Wood Filler to Match [4 ways]

Every person’s home must have wood furniture or a wood floor. Unfortunately, these items are prone to breakage that requires you to repair them. Once you fix either a gouge mark or a nail hole on the piece of wood using a wood filler, staining will be necessary for you to match the rest of the wood. However, there are things that you should know before you embark on staining a wood filler. Once you understand each of them, you will have an easy time staining the wood filler to match the rest wood. 

In the event your furniture flips or upcycles, avoid painting the area to cover up the mess. Instead, get quality wood-filler products in the market for easy and perfect work. However, to have an attractive piece of wood furniture, make sure you choose the right color to give you the correct match.

How to Match Wood Stains

How to Stain Wood Filler

Matching wood stains can be challenging when you mix and match different colors to get a matching one. I, therefore, advise you to purchase wood stains from the market for easy work. Having more than three wood stains on the house can look a bit unprofessional. Therefore, it is crucial to choose the best complementary wood stains for your home.

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 For better results, there are a few tips that you should clearly understand. One, ensure you understand the undertones of your piece of wood. There are two types, namely, cool, which have green, blue, and purple colors. Then there is the warm undertone that comprises pink, orange, red, and yellow colors. Finally, when choosing wood stains, ensure that the undertone of the matching wood is of the same family.

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Second, request some samples of stains to check the ones that will have the same undertone. Finally, check the colors of the undertone both when your house’s lights are on and when off. Remember, lighting can bring out different undertones.

Third, match the wood grains. There are two types of grain patterns that include; fine wood grains and large wood grains. For a more rustic look, consider matching fine-wood grains with fine grains and large grains with large. 

Match Stain on Wood

Wood trim is very crucial if you want to match the stain on existing wood. I recommend you get your wood trim to the paint store, and the staff will help you get the perfect match for your wood. Mixing colors by yourself may be very frustrating. It will also require much work before you acquire your preferred matching stain. Before you get a trim, first be sure of the color you want since different pieces of wood can have different colors. So do not just get the wood piece that is easy to remove.

You will also need to carry an unfinished test board with the same wood grain size and characteristics as the wood you want to match. It will help the sellers to give you the perfect match for your wood.

Match Stain on Cabinets

 Matching stain on existing cabinet colors is a bit of art. The best way is to use penetrating stains that are available commercially. Mix dollops of the universal stains to come up with a color match. Do a test on a sample piece of your cabinet. The surface will look a bit red. Apply a drop of yellow tint on the top of the lacquer to even out the finish. Use a wood conditioner after filling your stain to make the Beech grain smooth.

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Match Wood Stain Color

Before you decide to stain a piece of wood, you should first choose an appropriate color for the wood stain. Second, test the color filler on a section of the wood filler or a spare wood piece. This is because wood fillers take stains differently hence the need for testing. Then, if it matches, go ahead to stain the wood filler.

 If you are working on an already stained wood, ensure you use the origin stain. It will give you a perfect match. To color the whole piece of wood alongside the filler, I recommend a color very close to the original wood color.

Wood Putty Color Match

Every single stain job will require you to use a matching putty to fill any nail hole. There are different methods that you can use for wood putty color matches. One is the use of colored putty. There are several brands in the market available in different colors. You only need to intermix them to come up with your desired match. It is good to pre-seal the stained piece of wood before applying the putty; then, you varnish over the surface.

The other method is to mix oil-based stain with whiting to come up with the desired putty. You only need a mixing pan where you pour your stain. Add some whiting, then mix thoroughly. The only disadvantage of this putty is that you cannot store it for a long time. You make it when you need to use it. Seal your stain before applying the putty.

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