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I want to paint a wooden floor but there are a few round holes that go straight through, bottomless. What is the simplest way to fill them? I have seen someone put a wooden rod in, bash it in then cut it off flush to the floor which is ok but you need the tools for this and presumably a special saw. If someone could suggest a way that doesn't include already having special tools beyond basic hammer, putty/scraper knife etc. it would be helpful. It doesn't even have to look that neat as the floor will look rough and rustic anyway.Many thanks.


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all dependant on size and off course the cause

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mmm...not sure of the cause as I just found them under the lino - size 1/2 inch diameter.


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are they random or uniform in size and position ?
do they look natural or man made ??
can you lift a board and look underneath

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Is it too hard to replace the board?. To be honest you will need better tools than a Swiss army knife to fix this. The best way is to cut a patch and glue it in but you would need a number of tools to make a fair job of this.

A bodge approach is to fill it with expanding foam. When it is set cut it flush to the floor with your bread knife. See https://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsense- ... /45865#_=p

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Slight taper on a dowel ( or even a broom handle) , glue , tap it in with a hammer and trim off with a saw.


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Possibly knots that have dropped out? Or in an old building, boards reused from a previous life.

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I've dealt with similar issues in the same way. Whittle (that means carve, with a sharp knife) a piece of dowel, broom handle, etc. to a size that feels the right size and shape. Paint it with wood adhesive then hammer it into the hole, does'nt matter if it won't go all the way in. Then carve shave file grind or sand the top off to make it flat and level with the rest of the surface.

So as for basic tools, all you need is a sharp knife (from the kitchen), some sort of saw for the length, and a hammer (or heavy shoe!)

Personally I would not even consider using expanding foam! But if really stuck, how about a wine bottle cork?


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Possibly knots that have dropped out? Or in an old building, boards reused from a previous life.

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I've dealt with similar issues in the same way. Whittle (that means carve, with a sharp knife) a piece of dowel, broom handle, etc. to a size that feels the right size and shape. Paint it with wood adhesive then hammer it into the hole, does'nt matter if it won't go all the way in. Then carve shave file grind or sand the top off to make it flat and level with the rest of the surface.

So as for basic tools, all you need is a sharp knife (from the kitchen), some sort of saw for the length, and a hammer (or heavy shoe!)

Personally I would not even consider using expanding foam! But if really stuck, how about a wine bottle cork?


i quite like that idea, excuse to buy a bottle of wine :cheers:


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Got to love the wine cork idea. Excuse for a tipple and should look quite funky , perhaps just leave the stilettos off though? :lol:


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Thanks to everyone I feel I have enough here to sort it!


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