Repairing after using DAP plastic wood that is NOT stainable..HELP

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I repurposed a vintage table (trying to keep it as original as possible) and used DAP plastic wood to fill in cracks and nail holes because it claims to be stainable but it is NOT...I really didn't want to paint the table but I don't have any idea how to fix this. Any tips or tricks are greatly appreciated...Thanks so much
q repairing after using dap plastic wood that is not stainable help
q repairing after using dap plastic wood that is not stainable help
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  • Holly Kinchlea-Brown Holly Kinchlea-Brown on Feb 19, 2018
    Gently dig out the filler from the cracks/holes as much as possible, replace with stainable product, sand smooth (entire table) stain as desired

  • Dfm Dfm on Feb 19, 2018
    dont laugh...but sharpies come in colors. Brown is a choice. Paint pens might work too.

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Feb 19, 2018
    Sand it off, clean it up and use another product (I like Elmer's), there are lots on the market.

  • Cat4766417 Cat4766417 on Feb 20, 2018
    Thats what i have done. For some projects DAP is the only thing that holds up. I just sand it down slightly below the wood level and apply elmers wood putty ir similar and stain.

  • Kra15458981 Kra15458981 on Feb 20, 2018
    I used Zar wood patch to fix an old chair for my daughters friend and I found that zar takes the staining better. If you follow the directions on the container and have the patience your repair project will come out beautiful.
    I only wish I had taken some before and after pictures of the chair to show how well it came out.


  • Gina Gina on Feb 20, 2018
    I am a member of a furniture upcycle group and they swear by Bondo if your in the US. Do as others have said and try and dig enough of the plastic stuff out, sand and use bindi. This apparently is Sandra lemon and stainable.

  • William William on Feb 20, 2018
    I like Dfm suggestion. I usually use Minwax stain markers. They come i all stain colors. Will have to remember Sharpies.