Rated 2.8 out of 5Â by 16
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JefTex 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.
DAPÂ® Painterâs Puttyâ53âÂ® 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. DAPÂ® Painterâs Putty â53âÂ®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 5Â by southplank 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 5Â by DIYinOH 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 5Â by imladyred 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 5Â by GaryWasher 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