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Canvas Filler

Discussion in 'Tips and Tricks' started by Gary, Oct 5, 2017.

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  1. Gary

    Gary Canoe Grampa

    Hi, I just finished applying an oil based canvas filler purchased from George Kirby Jr Paint Company in New Bedford MA and I was very impressed with their product. It goes on nicely, sets up well and with a little elbow grease and a canvas mitt it smooths out wonderfully. I've tried some others but really likes this product. Has anyone else tried theirs?
     
  2. Fitz

    Fitz Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Their product is based on Bill Clements' formula and I have always liked Bill's filler. I recently bought some of the Kirby variety and it was quite a bit thinner (less solids) than in a can of Bill's that I still have. Unfortunately, I have not had a chance to try the new stuff. These guys know their paint, so maybe thinner is better too. Thank you for posting. I may try it right out of the can before monkeying with the solids.
     

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