Photo Gallery: Priming and Filling Wood Walls

Wood surfaces are rarely completely smooth. Use these photos to learn how to prime and fill wood walls before painting.
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Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Do It Yourself Home Improvement ©2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Prime

Prime bare wood before using filler.

Mix Filler

While the primer dries, mix up the filler and apply to holes and dents.

Sand

Allow filler to dry and then sand to smooth the finish.

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