Preparing a stairs for painting

There are some holes in the stairs which need to be filled to give a smooth finish. Is Pollyfilla suitable for this job and will it last once painted over please

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  • Leslie Crawford Leslie Crawford on Nov 27, 2017
    I am not sure what Pollyfilla is, to be honest. What I would use is a quality wood filler that is paintable and stainable. This can be found in the paint section at your local hardware store or Lowes, Home Depot, etc. Ask the store associate in that department for their reccomendations. Good luck!

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 27, 2017

  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Nov 27, 2017
    Wood filler

  • Peter Peter on Nov 27, 2017
    A truly versatile wood filler is WOOD! If holes are round, even toothpicks would be suitable. Or dowel. Sawdust is a very handy ingredient... see below.
    You NEED to maintain a surface that can be Finished to match the surrounding wood....
    1. Get ingredients.. a. wood glue (white or fast-set carpenter's glue) b. sawdust of same or very similar Unfinished wood c. wood chips (long splinters of similar UNfinished wood, toothpicks, dowel)
    2. Mix sawdust & glue- make a thick paste and Pres into hole.
    3. Add wood chips / dowel to fill hole.. Press firmly into hole .. DO NOT try to make flush surface yet.
    4. Wait for glue to dry.. chisel off any protruding chips, sand smooth
    5. The result is Wood held in place with water-soluble glue... will take most any stain & finish!

  • Hillela G. Hillela G. on Nov 28, 2017
    Woodfiller is a quick easy way to get the job done- good luck, keep us posted!

  • Dmholt4391 Dmholt4391 on Dec 05, 2017
    I agree, the wood filler is best. Just sand it even with the wood when dry.