Paste Wood Fillers & Glazes


BEHLEN PORE-O-PAC OIL-BASED PASTE WOOD FILLER

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Use Behlen Paste Wood Filler (oil-base) for filling open pored woods (oak, ash, walnut, mahogany) to provide a smooth, glass-like surface for subsequent coats of finish. Produced is formulated in heavy viscosity and can be reduced if necessary for more workability with Pore-O-Pac reducer. Remove excess filler with rubber squeegee, then burlap. QUART CAN.

 

 

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Available in 3 colors, this product provides a smooth base for finish topcoats. Product is compatible with most other finishes, including lacquer, polyurethane and our water base products (when fully dry). Many finishers prefer to use filler over a light washcoat such as 1 lb. cut dewaxed shellac or thinned sealer or finish. Natural is used to make a custom color. Use our Cal Tint Colors for this purpose. See samples below.

#2051 – Quart NATURAL Behlen Pore-O-Pac Paste Wood Filler – $30.95
#2052 – Quart MAHOGANY Behlen Pore-O-Pac Paste Wood Filler – $30.95
#2053 – Quart MEDIUM BROWN WALNUT Behlen Pore-O-Pac Paste Wood Filler – $30.95


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Behlen Pore-O-Pac Reducer is a solvent to reduce the thick filler to a more workable consistency. While experienced paste filler users may not need it, it does help novices to apply the product for their first time. Recommended ratio is 4 parts filler to 1 part reducer. Reducer is also handy for removing semi-dried filler that you might miss.

#2054 – Quart Behlen Pore-O-Pac Reducer – $23.95

Our Grain Filler Spreader/Leveler is used to help remove the filler. Burlap is typically used afterwards to remove the excess that’s left. One square yard is plenty for 6-12 applications.

#3010 – Grain Filler Spreader/Leveler – $4.25
#1134 – Genuine Burlap – $4.25/yd


BEHLEN PORE-O-PAC MEDIUM BROWN WALNUT WOOD FILLER

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(Top = No Washcoat, Bottom = 1 lb. Cut Shellac)

 

Use this dark filler on any wood to really emphasize the grain. To keep the intermediate grain areas as light as possible use a washcoat (1 pound cut dewaxed shellac or finish thinned to about 10% solids).


BEHLEN PORE-O-PAC MAHOGANY PASTE WOOD FILLER

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(Top = No Washcoat, Bottom = 1 lb. Cut Shellac)

 

The filler is a warmer brown color than the Medium Brown Walnut that will add warmth to walnut and mahogany, particularly when not used with a washcoat.


BEHLEN PORE-O-PAC NATURAL PASTE WOOD FILLER

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(Top = No Washcoat, Bottom = 1 lb. Cut Shellac)

 

The Natural Filler is formulated to dry translucent and fill the grain without adding any color. Under some finishes it may show as a whitish color so test it on darker woods like walnut and mahogany. Typically the Natural is used by finishers who like to custom tint their colors (with our Cal Tint colors). Wash coating has little aesthetic effect, though it does make the filler easier to wipe off cleanly. Another way to get some lighter effects is to add some oil based stain to the natural (Minwax is one example).


There are many ways to apply oil based paste wood filler. We prefer to use the following method.

1. Stain the wood if you wish. You can use any type of stain that you wish, dye, wiping stain, gel stains etc. Allow to dry completely
2. Apply a washcoat of 2 lb cut dewaxed shellac or use lacquer sanding sealer if applying a solvent lacquer like Behlen Qualalacq. Vinyl sealer can be substituted if your schedule uses it. Allow the seal to dry.
3. Sand lightly with P320 stearated sandpaper. Go lightly and do not cut through the sealer or filler
4. Apply the thinned filler (4 parts filler, 1 part reducer) with a brush and remove the excess with a squeegee/leveler or plastic scraper going at a 45 degree angle to the grain.
5. Let the filler dwell just long enough so that it “hazes” – typically 15 minutes or so. If the filler is drying too rapidly you can slow it down with some mineral spirits.
6. Remove the excess filler with burlap or a terry cloth type towel using it across the grain at first. Then finish up very lightly in a circular motion.
7. If filler is hard to remove in some areas because it has set up, moisten a rag with a small amount of Naphtha and remove lightly.
8. Allow filler to dry 48 hours. If waterborne or oil based finishes are used as the topcoat we recommend sealing the dry filler with one more application of dewaxed shellac first.


NEW!!! AQUACOAT CLEAR WATER-BASE GRAIN FILLER

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This new product has garnered a lot of attention in the past year. We’ve found it the easiest to use water based grain filler out there. It’s creamy consistency makes it easy to apply and it still dries fast. Several coats may be required for a complete fill on large pored woods like oak. Can be used clear or tinted with TransTints and Universal Colorants like Mixol and Cal Tint. Watch this great demonstration on YouTube

#7810 – Pint Clear Paste Filler – $18.95

#7815 – Quart Clear Paste Filler – $32.95

 


GRAIN FILLER SPREADER/LEVELER

This is a squeegee type tool with a firm rubber base that allows a quick and even application of grain fillers. A very handy tool!
#3010 – Grain Filler Spreader/Leveler – $4.25

BURLAP
A porous and absorbent material, use burlap to remove excess paste wood filler. SOLD PER YARD.
#1134 – Genuine Burlap – $4.25/yd


GENERAL FINISHES GLAZE EFFECTS WATERBASE WIPING GLAZE

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Glaze Effects are translucent water based wiping colors used to create decorative finishes such as distressing, marbling, rag rolling and wood graining. The most popular use for glazes is over opaque finishes for “Distressed Paint” finishes. Glaze Effects can be inter-mixed or layered to create custom colors. They may also be layered over one another to create deeper, richer looks. We strongly recommend purchasing the General Extender if you have never worked with water based glazes before.

 

#GF-GE32CL – Glaze Effects Clear Base Quart – $23.33
#GF-GE28CL – Glaze Effects Clear Base Gallon – $56.67

#GF-GE32VDB – Glaze Effects Van Dyke Brown Quart – $23.33
#GF-GE28VDB – Glaze Effects Van Dyke Brown Gallon – $56.67
#GF-GE32ST – Glaze Effects Standard Colors Quart (See Below) – $25.00
#GF-GE28ST – Glaze Effects Standard Colors Gallon (See Below) – $59.00

Glaze Effect Colors – White / Black / Burnt Sienna / Raw Sienna / Burnt Umber / Raw Umber / Van Dyke Brown


BEHLEN OIL BASED SHADING & GLAZING STAIN

behlenglazejpgA unique formula of highly concentrated colorants and long oil resins. This product is identical to the ones professionals and factories use. Has a medium viscosity allowing you to spray, brush or wipe product to create unique toning effects over almost any sealed surface. Can be intermixed to create custom colors. You can also add Mixol Universal Pigments or Japan Colors to customize color. They are compatible with almost any type lacquer, urethane or varnish finish. Apply by brush or rag.

#4450 – Quart VAN DYKE BROWN Behlen Shading and Glazing Stain – $28.95
#4454 – Quart BURNT UMBER Behlen Shading and Glazing Stain – $28.95
#4452 – Quart BLACK Behlen Shading and Glazing Stain – $28.95


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This product is an aerosol version of the glaze above and offer a convenient way to spray glaze without spray equipment. No need to stir a can. Just shake and spray and then work the glaze as you would normally. Easy to cleanup by inverting the can and pressing the nozzle.

#7900 – Quart Van Dyke Brown Behlen Shading and Glazing Stain – $10.50