Sunday, March 20, 2011

How to Cover Nail Holes - Dining Room - Part 2

So we are finishing up the Dining Room this week and we finally got the beadboard up (installation coming in a later post) but before we could paint, the nail holes needed to be covered.  Here's how to do that:

First, use a 'punch' and hammer and 'sink' the nails below the surface you are working on.  You don't want the nails flush or above the wood.

Use spackle to fill the holes.  On flat surfaces, you can use a putty knife.  On rounded surfaces, use your fingers.

I like this one because it starts out pink and turns white when it's dry.

Fill the hole.  On a rounded surface like this one pictured..overfill the hole - you will sand down when dry.  On a smooth surface, use a putty knife and fill, then scrape away excess to be even with the wood surface (less sanding that way).
See how it has a pink tint - still wet.

When it drys, it turns white.

Use a sanding block or sandpaper to sand the excess want the 'filler' to be even with the wood surface.

And there you go.  Can't see the holes anymore and when it gets painted, you will not be able to tell where the hole was.

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  1. Gosto muito da sua ideias, são bastante úteis... e bem esclarecedoras para por em prática, obrigado

  2. I use that same "putty" and it works perfectly every time!

  3. Great tips. I use something similar that works well too. I have been a follower for a while. I would love if you would stop by and follow me back too. Thanks so much.

  4. Thanks for sharing your tips- I need to be covering some holes myself! So glad you linked up this week!


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