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    Hey Gang--
    I have been giving a lot of thought here lately to color my carpenters glue and my wood filler.. I know I can buy wood filler already dark but I am a long way from town and it is a long time till payday-- sooooo since I have a couple of bottles of wood glue to try to color it to match my stain -I hate the yellow if some ooses and I dont get it all off.. seems stainable glue isn't so stainable either.. so I wonder what would I color my glue with so it wouldn't be so noticeable. and would it work on wood filler as well.. Seems stainable to the manufactures means you can stain over it -not that itwill stain.. anyway just has to be a way to make it all match and look good. My son suggested acrylic paint but I thought I'd give you guys a holler and see what ya'll think. Surely it can be done just not sure what to use.
    Sharon

  • #2
    Hi Sharon,
    The simplest thing that works for me is to stir in some sawdust from making the project with the glue. It's not a perfect match, but it's pretty close. Keep in mind that even a colored glue that matches the wood still can't be stained, so you still want to try avoid glue as a filler as much as possible.

    Dan

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    • #3
      I don't use sawdust and glue for my filler, because the finish isn't quite what I like
      I do use sawdust and varathane. That works pretty good.
      CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
      "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
      Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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      • #4
        But can glue be colored? -- I have some projects that only held together with glue --frettwork baskets and that sort of thing- and I want to add color to the glue I use ...not just glue and sawdust- I want to have glue as close to the color of my stain as I can for the ooze out purpose.. I don't have much ( well some I do ) but even after wiping with a rag and a damp rag it still looks gluedy -- Hope I cleared that part.. And I was thinking of just coloring the purchased wood filler--I tried making it with sawdust and glue but I didn't care for the rough look it gave.and I propably had my glue to dust ratio wrong anyway -- I have 2 types of carpenters glue one stainable (but it isn't) thats white and good old yeller --which stays yeller.
        Sharon
        ohh and of course alieens tacky glue

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        • #5
          Sharon,
          Have you considered stirring in some stain with your glue? I haven't tried it so I don't know if they make a good mix.

          Carl, thanks for the idea of mixing sawdust with varathane. I hadn't thought of that. I'll give it a try.

          Dan

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          • #6
            Yes, Dan I did think of it, but sometimes stain and glue doesn't bond well and I thought it might make the bond weak..so I figured my buds would come up with something if they haven't already .. I'm sure there has to be a way to do it
            Sharon
            Carl, I 'm not sure what the varathane is but I don't have it I don't think

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            • #7
              Varathane is like varnish, or poly, all of them will work.
              The thing is, that the finish will be consistent over the project then and not let any cloudy spots appear, Glue and sawdust as a filler never seems to take the finish the same.

              If you use water based poly, you can use a water based stain too.
              CAЯL HIRD-RUTTEЯ
              "proud member of the best scroll sawing forum on the net."
              Ryobi SC180VS scroll saw EX21

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              • #8
                staining Glue

                Sharon,

                The yellow glue (probably Titebond) is a water based glue. You can wash it off with water or dilute it. It only becomes water resistace after ir dries. Put a small dab on a test piece of wood and add food color and stir to make mixture consistance. You can buy all colors of food color from bright to dark colors. Mix it just like you would epoxy. Test some and let dry. The color may change from wet to dry and you may have to add more food color. Hope this works for you.

                James (Huntsville, TX.)

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                • #9
                  Humm never thought about food color -- would acrylic paint work? I have a lot of that and it too is waterbased??
                  Sharon

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                  • #10
                    Sharon,
                    I use poster paint mixed with PVA glue to colour the glue when I apply flock to drawers etc.

                    Rhys H.

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                    • #11
                      Hi Sharon

                      I have used acrylics mixed with glue and got some pretty good results.
                      Sue Mey
                      Website: www.scrollsawartist.com

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                      • #12
                        hay Sharon , I use sawdust from the wood i am working with too. but i don't mix it. i push it into the glue after it is on. the glue that is. but Carls tip sounds like a good one. i too have to try that one. so what are you wonting to do. cracks. or wood filler. i use what i have on hand too. so i love your quistion. for i would love to know the tips too. your freind Evie.

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