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Working Filler

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by crosscuts, Feb 1, 2007.

  1. crosscuts

    crosscuts LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I tried something new (to me) applying filler and wonder if others have tried the same and what their results have been.

    After applying about 2 sq. ft. of filler I used a print maker's rubber brayer to roll the filler into the weave. It was forced into the weave quite evenly. When about 6 sq. ft. were done this way another layer of filler was applied and rolled in the same way. A third coat was then applied, worked with the canvas mitt and finally polished bare handed. The sides which usually seem to be harder to fill evenly came out with no weave showing. The final results were the best I have ever had. The dried surface took very little sanding before the first coat of paint.

  2. Dave Wermuth

    Dave Wermuth Who hid my paddle?

    Hey R. C.

    Could you describe a "I used a print maker's rubber brayer to roll the filler into the weave." I am not too bright; from the filler, I suppose.
  3. Denis M. Kallery

    Denis M. Kallery Passed Away July 3, 2012 In Memoriam

    A brayer is a rubber roller with a handle on it for inking type. Similar to a roller used for flattening veneer.

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