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Andrew Abercrombie
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Aug 7th, 2017 at 12:58pm
 
I have a project that has some gaps to fill. I've filled with wood filler but the filler has cracked. I am going to do an epoxy  over to seal the cracks and only the cracks, not the rest of the project.

Can I stain over the epoxy to make it  less clear?

Afterwards I will polyurethane the entire top of the project.
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Re: Epoxy and stain
Reply #1 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 1:31pm
 
That looks like a table that is going to flex with either moving it and/or wood expansion/contraction. I am not sure I would attempt to fill the cracks at all.
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Reply #2 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 1:36pm
 
It is a dining table so cracks must be filled to avert any food or drink fiasco.
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Reply #5 - Aug 7th, 2017 at 5:56pm
 
Why not cut some veneer strips from the same wood to the width of the cracks and just glue them down in and finish the top? At least it might stain the same?
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Reply #6 - Aug 8th, 2017 at 12:01pm
 
I don't believe that any stain will colour epoxy. You can tint the epoxy before you put it on, though. Assuming you are using 2-part epoxy, you tint the resin a bit darker than you want the final colour to be, then mix in the hardener.
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Re: Epoxy and stain
Reply #7 - Aug 8th, 2017 at 12:16pm
 
George Stratton wrote on Aug 7th, 2017 at 5:56pm:
Why not cut some veneer strips from the same wood to the width of the cracks and just glue them down in and finish the top? At least it might stain the same?
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The cracks are less than 1/8" wide. Filling is easier than trying to cut tiny strips and hoping it takes the stain like the rest of the table.
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Reply #8 - Aug 8th, 2017 at 8:59pm
 
have you thought about going the opposite and highlight the cracks and joints? mix turquoise with the epoxy for green zig-zags. brass shavings from a key cutter give a nice gold color. tint the epoxy, etc...
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