Asked on Jan 25, 2017

Any ideas how to fill in gaps between wood slats?

Millie
by Millie
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I applied reclaimed painted wood slats in two different colors to the back of my bathroom sink. I should have painted them prior to installing them. Any ideas how to make small gaps between the slats look more cohesive?
I have alternated dark then light colors then repeated the pattern.
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  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Jan 26, 2017
    How about using grout in a color that matches the wood? It will seal the holes and give a unified look!

    • Millie Millie on Jan 26, 2017
      Thanks, but they are so close together that I can't get anything in between. I have decided I kind of like it now it has a rustic look to it. I have some mosaic tiles I may experiment with later.

  • Carol Carol on Jan 26, 2017
    CREATE WHAT YOU NEED OUT OF WOOD PUTTY OR SELF HARDENING CLAY. WITHOUT SEEING A PHOTO OF WHAT YOU DID IT IS DIFFICULT FOR ME TO SUGGEST BETTER OPTIONS. THANKS FOR SHARING!

  • Marra Marra on Jan 26, 2017
    Generally you first paint the wall behind or your project a color darker than the color of the slats you're using - black, brown, dark red, etc. Now, you could use a permanent marker to run between the slats if you really wanted to. I think I would leave it to add to the rustic look.

  • Lisa Lisa on Feb 01, 2017
    Get wood filler. When I had my hardwood floors refinished (few boards to replace) wood filler was used to fill in the tiny seams in between the boards. This stuff is versatile. I used it to fill in holes in the wood made from old hardware, and fill in scratches on the bottom of my door made from dogs. Great stuff, you can sand it, paint it, it's great!

  • Susan Yeoward Thompson Susan Yeoward Thompson on Feb 01, 2017
    You can use baby powder. It will temporarily fill in the cracks and make it smell good

  • Millie Millie on Feb 01, 2017
    Thanks for the hints, I have decided to leave it the way it is. I think it looks like ship lap and I like it.