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DAP 16 oz. White Painter's Putty 53


16 oz. White Painter's Putty 53

$5.98 /each

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Product Overview

The DAP 16 oz. White Painter's Putty 53 is ideal for filling small holes and cracks in interior and exterior surfaces. The putty is paintable after priming. It is easy to work with and offers excellent adhesion.

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  • Easy-handling formula offers excellent adhesion
  • Interior and exterior putty also resists oil bleeding
  • Can be painted with latex-based paint after priming
  • Apply to small holes and cracks in baseboards, window sills, wood siding and woodwork

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Customer Questions & Answers

can this be used on metal surfaces?

Asked by: Anonymous
No it cannot.
Answered by: TexasGC
Date published: 2015-09-20

How long to dry i fix hole in wooden door

Asked by: dblount
2 WEEKS! Terrible!
Answered by: Flip
Date published: 2016-01-19

How long does it take to dry solidly before I should sand?

Asked by: Chicago
Thank you for posting your question. Most "oil-based" putties and fillers do not set with enough hardness to allow for proper sanding. As indicated on the product label and supporting documentation: "Product should be tooled and finished while wet, as product will not sand well." For wood repairs where sanding and fine finishing are required, we would recommend that use of products like Plastic Wood-X Wood Filler.
Answered by: DAPProductExpert
Date published: 2016-08-31

Can this be sanded? I read on it & it said not to, but even so slightly?

Asked by: Painterfirst
I sanded mine with any problems.
Answered by: DudeRancher
Date published: 2015-11-20
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Customer Reviews

16 oz. White Painter's Putty 53 is rated 2.5 out of 5 by 26.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never Dry I needed a wood filler (nail holes) for my bathroom cabinets. This Painter's Putty was recommended. After filling numerous holes and 36 hours later (Warm sunny days in SoCal), the putty never dried. I tried scraping this stuff off. When sanding, the putty just clogged up sheets of sandpaper. This is terrible stuff or I was sold the wrong item. Caution: You will need a magnifying glass to read the directions on the container!
Date published: 2016-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Learn what this is, and what it isn't All the negative reviewers misused this product. Their fault, and folly. Shawn the builder is obviously no painter. It's painters putty, not builders putty. Ask a career painter, and this is what they use. This is not wood filler. Do not use this on hard woods thinking you can sand it. Don't use a knife. Don't expect it to be dry. Ever. You don't need it to dry. Wise up and stick with me here. This is ideal for pressing into holes left in MDF trim, casing, door jambs, crown molding, shelving, etc after nailing in place with a *brad* nailer, and that's about it. 1. "Pinch" what you need into the tiny divot, pressing firmly as your finger passes over the hole. 2. Gently rub away the excess. 3. Repeat on all holes. 4. (Don't sand it) 5. (Don't wait for it to dry) Paint it. The end. Painters putty, people. Wake up, it isn't that difficult.
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product, for beginners too. Like the Dap painters putty, I am a beginner, I briefly worked in constructions of mobil home and RVs, triming the rooms and such wish our putty for that would have been as great as Dap.
Date published: 2016-09-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horible This putty never dried and it even sat for days don't but this I would not recommend this to you.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it's supposed to do! Painter's Putty was introduced to me by a professional painter. You take a small piece of the putty, roll it to shape you want it to be, put it in place, then paint over it. It MUST be painted over. It is not wood filler, it's not meant to be wood filler. If the directions are followed and used in the manner this product was designed for, it works great. I have used it fill nail holes on crown molding, etc., and it works great. For a nail hole in a regular wall, I'd use wood filler.
Date published: 2012-07-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from TERRIBLE This was recommended to me by the HD Pro(no) desk who said just slap your last coat of paint on after it dries and your done. . I painted my trim prior to installing now I have to go through the entire house with oil base paint and go over every nail hole. Then I can paint you know if it ever dries fully.
Date published: 2016-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These people don't know what they are talking about... This stuff is AWESOME! I was previously using wood filler and putty to fill nail holes in newly installed trim which shrank and took forever to complete and was quite messy... This stuff works so much better than those listed above for filling little holes before paint is applied. I pushed the putty into the holes until it was completely filled. While keeping pressure on the bulk material still in my hand I pushed it over the newly filled hole with my thumb and slid a thin flexible putty knife between my thumb and the trim which resulted in a perfectly flush little patch. If you don't keep pressure on the patch with the bulk material in your hand it will bubble up because the putty knife will stick to the blade and make it convex. Doing it as I've described will result in no sanding, no shrinking, and no mess. I highly recommend this product to anyone who needs to fill a lot of nail holes quickly. I filled close to 100 varying sized nail holes in door casings and base boards that had a lot of curvature in under 30 minutes. My only advice to new users of this product is to be sure to apply it before painting the trim. It does not stick very well to previously painted latex trim...
Date published: 2013-03-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from JUNK! BEWARE! This stuff is garbage! Read the fine print on back (the writing is 1\16 big) 2 week dry time and cannot be sanded. I have a disaster on all my new trim in the whole house! No where on the front label says oil based. Whoever invented this stuff needs to be fired!
Date published: 2015-12-21
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