DAP 16 oz. White Painter's Putty 53-12242 - The Home Depot


Model # 12242

Internet # 100200268

Store SKU # 743632

16 oz. White Painter's Putty 53

DAP 16 oz. White Painter's Putty 53

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$5.48 / each


Model # 12242

Internet # 100200268

Store SKU # 743632

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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Assembled Depth (in.)  3.8750 in  Assembled Height (in.)  4 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  3.875 in  Product Depth (in.)  3.88 
Product Height (in.)  Product Size (oz.)  16 
Product Width (in.)  3.88 in 
Applicator included  No  Color When Dry  White 
Hazardous Code  null  Interior/Exterior  Interior/Exterior 
Paint Product Type  Spackling Paste  Paintable  Yes 
Patching & Repair Product Type  Spackling Paste  Product Weight (lb.)  2.33 lb 
Ready To Use  Yes  Sandable  No 
Tintable  No 


Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 16 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by It is what it is.... If you need to fill nail holes or small defects in wood this works great. If you're wanting to use it for joint compound or large fill holes or cracks find something else more suited. To the "professional" had to ask a home depot employee anything, I would disregard his comment immediately. Product Description: DAP® Painter’s Putty’53’® is a smooth, easy-working putty designed for the special needs of professional painters. It is ideal for filling small holes and cracks in interior or exterior surfaces such as baseboards, windowsills and woodwork. It has exceptional adhesion and resists oil bleeding. DAP® Painter’s Putty ‘53’®may also be used to glaze wooden window sashes. ___________ **Product should be tooled and finished while wet, as product will not sand well. Allow skin to form before painting. October 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Make sure this is what you need... I really hated this stuff. Mainly because it was suggested to me as better than Spackle. If your application would benefit from a putty, then this is for you. It is a linseed oil based putty pretty much identical to glazier putty. You can shape it, stuff it somewhere and smooth it, but don't expect it to work nice and thin like regular Spackle. If you are fixing small cracks, scratches or very tiny depressions, stick to spackling compound. This stuff will just aggravate you for delicate sheet rock repairs. I think this would work well on exterior wood imperfections before painting or replacing glass in an old single pane window. August 26, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Impossible to work with. This is the consistency of silly putty (hence the name), which makes it really really hard to work with. It won't spread with a knife. It takes 7+ days to fully dry/cure. It leaves your hands and the surface oily. It can't be sanded. I'm REALLY struggling to find a use for this stuff. Run of the mill patch filler works 100 times better, 10 times faster, and is just as cheap. I tried to fill some large holes with the putty, planning on a small once over with joint compound to smooth it out... but it never really cured after 5 days. So I had to scrape it all out and stuff the hole with joint compound anyways. I would avoid this one. December 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by 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. July 22, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Read the fine print carefully!!! This is NOT a general purpose filler for wood or anything else. It is for filling very small holes or cracks in wood. It must be painted within 48 hours for small holes or cracks. It can also be used as glazing, although I do NOT recommend it for that purpose. If used for glazing, you must wait up to 2 weeks before priming! Use a specialized glazing material for that instead. This requires a specialized handling procedure which results in a material that never fully hardens, in order to remain flexible and provide a good seal over wide temperature variations. Read all of the fine print on the container before using. The main problem I have with this product is the labeling, which does not effectively warn the user of the very long setting times. If you do not specifically know what this product does and need that usage, do not buy it. There are many more suitable products for general purpose work. January 13, 2014
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