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Touch up/ filling holes in Conversion Varnish

8/18/15       
David  Member

Website: dtwoodworker.houzz.com

We have recently switched from oil based paint to pigmented CV for our paint grade jobs. We usually install and then spray the CV, which covers all the filled nail holes in the crown etc. leaving a nice finish. We are going to need to to pre - finish some work soon and I am trying to figure out the best way to deal with the nail holes, either fill them with some kind of matched filler or touch up spray over the filler if it is even possible. Any advice or methods would be appreciated.

8/18/15       #2: Touch up/ filling holes in Conversi ...
Leo G

Mohawk Fil-Stik will do the job if you are using a 23ga pin nail. If you need to you can spray over the wax and it'll work just fine.

8/19/15       #3: Touch up/ filling holes in Conversi ...
JM

Like Leo says......

We use a rag that is wet with naphtha, wipe the surface, rub the wax stick, then wipe excess with naphtha.

The naphtha stops the wax stick from creating shiny spots from rubbing against the area to be filled.

8/19/15       #4: Touch up/ filling holes in Conversi ...
Mastercabman

Mohawk fill sticks are your best friend for touch ups and repairs
Also if you can make a pre cat color match to the he CV you used
you can fill your holes and joints with a putty and touch it up with the pre cat

8/19/15       #5: Touch up/ filling holes in Conversi ...
David  Member

Website: dtwoodworker.houzz.com

Thanks guys. I will definitely get some Mohawk fil-stiks. Mastercabman, when you spray over CV with a matching pre-cat, do the spots show up shinier or with any different appearance that would be obvious to a client?

8/19/15       #6: Touch up/ filling holes in Conversi ...
Leo G

For nail holes I never spray over. If you have the correct color it just disappears. If you are shooting into painted MDF you may have a problem with the MDF bulging.

8/19/15       #7: Touch up/ filling holes in Conversi ...
Mastercabman

David
We deal with 4 different cabinet manufacturer
One of them ,when we order,sends us a quart or gallon of the matching color in pre cat
The match is perfect.I have used it for touch up and repairs and you can't tell where I sprayed
Other manufacturer offer their matching finish in a aerosol spray can like the Mohawk brand
It blends really nice
I never had any complaints
Sometimes if I have a big crown job
I would go over the entire moulding because of so many holes/joints and seams
When I'm done it's like perfect

8/19/15       #8: Touch up/ filling holes in Conversi ...
David  Member

Website: dtwoodworker.houzz.com

Sounds pretty slick. We use ML Campbell and they will mix pre-cat an put it in an aresol can. Is the use of pre-cat over the conversion varnish a matter of convenience or does it somehow blend better?

8/19/15       #9: Touch up/ filling holes in Conversi ...
Mastercabman

Just convenience
Beside, if you screw up you can just wipe it off with thinner and start again! Lol

8/21/15       #10: Touch up/ filling holes in Conversi ...
David  Member

Website: dtwoodworker.houzz.com

Thank you everyone. There is a lot of good advice and I feel confident in going forward with this approach.

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