How to fill long linear gaps or joints in wood

Task difficulty: Quite easy

An unsightly crack has opened up along the edge of my lovely wood dresser, making it look shabby and uncared-for. Being flexible, Wood Flex bonds strongly and moves with the wood, giving a long lasting and professional finished effect will make you glad you chose the best product for the task. It can also be sanded and stained to exactly match the colour of the surrounding wood.

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Step by step process

  1. Step 1

    Step 1

    First scrape out any old filler or flaking varnish and vacuum away the debris.

  2. Step 2

    Step 2

    Next, apply Polycell Wood Flex Polyfilla cartridge straight from the pack, pushing the nozzle along the gap to ensure the filler is properly applied and has a good bond.

  3. Step 3

    Step 3

    Finally, wipe away any residual filler and then leave to dry. Polyfilla Wood Flex can then be sanded, or stained to match the surrounding wood, and the job can be finished off with a coat of varnish or wax.

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