Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 9
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by RK Worst product for refinishing/refurbishing any piece of furniture
The dap can of wood filler states "looks & acts like real wood & can be stained" WRONG.
January 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BamaBoy Excellent Product
This is an excellent wood filler. It is not always easy to apply; skill is needed to get things right. But once you get "up the learning curve", you can get good results by using this product.
It may take more than one application. When I need to fill big holes, I will fill the hole, and let it dry for a day. Then, I will sand the surface and apply a second coat (sometimes, a third coat may be needed).
I thin the stuff with a LITTLE acetone. Just pour in a little acetone and stir. Thinning may be required when a thin coat of the product is required (like when applying the second - or third - coat mentioned above),
Again, you must be patient. Practice makes better.
January 11, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Edward Dissolves Latex
I was going to use this to fill finishing nail holes and corners in door casings. Like a lot of people do with new construction, I primed and painted the trim and casings before I put them up, intending to fill and paint the holes later. This stuff eats paint and primer. It makes latex into a tacky, gummy mess and then the finish rubs right off. I was using a good acrylic latex paint and a thick wood primer. I also tested it on some pre-primed MDF trim. It took the primer right off and started breaking down the MDF layer. This is by far the worst wood filler I've ever used, and I can't think of any reason I'd ever elect to use it over a cheaper, less caustic wood filler like Elmer's.
June 6, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nuki Sticks to everything except the wood.
So I followed the directions. Stored it upside down until use. Popped the top and stirred it up. Cleaned the surface I was going to use this on. This stuff stuck to everything EXCEPT the wood I was trying to apply it to and it dried just way to fast to be of any use. Most of this ended up on the floor because it was drying before I could even get it into the nail holes and wood imperfections. It dried on my applicator before it filled the gaps. Unreal. I'll give it an A for fast drying time, but for the rest, an F. Save your money, try a different product.
December 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KEN31 Worked Like a Charm
While re-roofing a shed, I used this product to repair a 90 degree corner of badly water damaged fascia. After using a word hardener I applied the DAP in two coats and let it fully cure. Once dry, it sanded easily and took both primer and topcoat without a problem. The former problem area looked great and there has been no failure of the product in a season of weather. Easy to use, excellent results, and light on the wallet.
February 11, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JonR37 Dries WAY Too Quickly
Like others have said, it starts to dry and get crumbly almost immediately when using. I barely have time to stir it and press it into the cracks I was trying to fill in my hardwood floor. I tried to constantly stir and try again but it was just too dry to start with. Just like the directions said, I stored it upside down before use for a week. The small part I did do set hard and didn't shrink at all which is good. Although I only discovered this as I tried to remove what I did do within 30 minutes and couldn't. I wasn't able to complete the spot thoroughly before it did dry which is why I wanted to remove it.
The directions state to add acetone or something similar and mix it in if it's dry but I don't have that stuff just laying around my house. I certainly don't think I should HAVE to go buy that just to use this product. Didn't see that stuff come in super small sizes either which makes you have to pay more for that than you did this product itself.
Eh, I think there is probably better stuff to try at the store. Maybe this stuff would be great for open areas in need of repair but nothing that takes time and meticulous application. Use this only based on your job at hand. It may work for you better but for a few of us it didn't. It's a good price so you can always return if it fails.
April 5, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Homeowner Quite dry - Too difficult to apply
It's quite dry and very difficult to apply to the right spot.
November 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarkS Works well for outdoor work
I used this to smooth splintered parts of my deck. It went on well, dried fast (I was able to sand it in an hour!), sanded to a nice finish, and took water-based stain well.
September 4, 2011