A Neat Way to Fill Nail Dimples
My solution: Place a small piece of masking tape at each point you want to nail. Drive and countersink nails through the tape, then apply wood filler. When you peel off the tape, you"ll find a perfectly round spot, with no dulling of the surrounding area. This technique works anytime you need to nail prefinished wood.
—James Vasi, Williamsville, N.Y.