Here are some ways you can easily deal with pencil marks, stickers, and wood filler mistakes.
WHAT TO DO ABOUT PENCIL MARKS
Ask any experienced woodworker and the answer will be the same: Don’t sand, erase! Sandpaper drives the graphite deeper into the pores of the wood, whereas a pencil eraser removes the marks left over from your layout. It’s a little tip that can make a big difference!
THOSE DREADED STICKERS
The person who attached the price sticker to this unfinished crate obviously never stained anything! Even after you scrape off the paper, the glue left in the pores of the wood will repel your stain, sometimes even after normal sanding.The solution? Pick projects with price stickers on the bottom – or be prepared to do lots of extra sanding!
TWO WOOD FILLER MISTAKES
We can always learn from someone else’s mistakes, right? This person made two: first, they smeared the wood filler over an area larger than the actual nail hole, rather than carefully packing it into just the hole itself. Second, they did not sand off the excess wood filler left on top of the wood, which then prevented the wood from absorbing the same amount of stain as the surrounding wood. For best results, use wood filler sparingly, and always sand off any filler outside the nail hole.
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