Thanks guys. You've given me some ideas.
Stick, I'm not confusing the two. I'm looking for pore/grain filler for the open grain woods I work with. These small projects, from jewelry boxes to small night tables don't have holes, cracks, scratches or dents that I have to fill. They usually occur after I"m done.
I tried to find the Behlen water based grain filler but I couldn't find anyone currently carrying it. I sent an e-mail to Mohawk to see if it's been discontinued and if Mohawk has a similar product. I really don't want to use a solvent based product. I'll see what they recommend.
I then looked at Timbermate. It looked good but it seems to only come in colors. I sent them an email if the natural would show in the woods that I work with. I'm currently working on a box with purpleheart. I wouldn't want a bunch of tiny white dots all over it. I'll see how they respond.
Herb, I purchased a small set of micromesh a couple of years ago. They were small pieces but had all of the grits. I used it when I had to repair a name plaque for one of my grandchildren. Due to the break I had to refinish the whole plaque, one of the downsides of poly, but once it was dry I polished it out with the micromesh. The end result was that the piece came out shinier than my car. My daughter and grandson loved it. My issue is that I usually finish my pieces with either satin or semigloss. I'd use it again in a heartbeat if i was going for a gloss finish.
David, thanks for the suggestion to search YouTube videos. There are a number of them and I'll start watching them later today.
Any info I find out about Behlan and Timbermate I'll pass along.
Again, thanks for your help.
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