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DAP 16 oz. White Painter's Putty 53
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16 oz. White Painter's Putty 53

$5.98 /each

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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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can this be used on metal surfaces?

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May 31, 2015
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No it cannot.
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I don't think it would adhere.
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October 19, 2014
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NO....Use bondo on metal...They also sell that at home depot
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January 13, 2014
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It is not suitable for anything but wood due to the matching expansion rates. I recommend a metal filler.
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November 16, 2013
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For metal use, you might want to check out your local auto parts store and just use "bondo". It's the stuff they use to repair dents in cars... Goes on easy, dries rock solid and sands down very well.
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July 2, 2013
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Unfortunately, we do not recommend this product for use on metal surfaces or other nonporous surfaces.
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How long to dry i fix hole in wooden door

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2 WEEKS! Terrible!
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November 20, 2015
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Painter's Putty '53' takes approximately 24 hours to "skin over" (surface dry), depending on temperature, humidity and depth of fill, after which it can be painted (as per the package directions).
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November 19, 2015
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Drying time depends on the diameter and depth of the hole you fill... You will have to refer to the instructions on the side of the canister for drying time. I will say, the smaller the fill, the faster the drying time.
That being said though, I rebuilt a large portion of a splintered shelf support with this stuff and cosmetically looked like new when I was finished. Please note that this stuff never Read More
Drying time depends on the diameter and depth of the hole you fill... You will have to refer to the instructions on the side of the canister for drying time. I will say, the smaller the fill, the faster the drying time.
That being said though, I rebuilt a large portion of a splintered shelf support with this stuff and cosmetically looked like new when I was finished. Please note that this stuff never dries completely rock hard. It's kind of like hard Styrofoam, meaning you can leave a mark it with you thumbnail. Read Less
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How long does it take to dry solidly before I should sand?

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August 31, 2016
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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 Read More
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. Read Less
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It will never harden. I hated this stuff, but it was wrong for my needs and should not have been recommended to me by HD staff. It's like plumber's putty or glaziers putty and never really hardens. Eventually the linseed oil dries from it, but DAP does not recommend sanding. See the Q&A on the product page here on Home Depot, Dap commented.
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Can this be sanded? I read on it & it said not to, but even so slightly?

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I sanded mine with any problems.
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November 9, 2015
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Because oil-based fillers such at Painter's Putty '53' do not dry completely hard, sanding is not recommended.
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16 oz. White Painter's Putty 53 is rated 2.4 out of 5 by 25.
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 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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2014-01-13
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