Rated 1.9 out of 5Â by 8
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Irishintx Not holding out much hope
I scrapped out the rotted wood and sanded w 36 grit palm sander to remove remainder. I used a throw away brush to apply product. (Vertical 2 x 8). I also applied it to rest of board that i had removed paint from. Product did not seem to soak in and left a shiny finish. Next day applied the elmer's epoxy wood repair. It did not want to stick to the wood where stabilizer applied. I overfilled area and will allow to dry 24-36 hrs before sanding. My fear is the epoxy will fall off when i sand it. Will send in update later
May 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by dave Also glues back paint
In my case I have 90 year old exterior wood trim that was neglected in the past and had no overhangs to protect it from rain. I don't want to sand down to the wood since the bottom layers of paint are lead and also since where the underlying paint is in bad condition, the wood layer under the paint has either rotted and/or has turned black from previous weather exposure. This product seems to both glue back the paint (like peel-stop does) and treat the rotted wood. For deep rot of wood, Minwax is better but I don't think that it also glues back paint which is about to peel off . The chips that may peel off are thick and repairing the resulting depressions is not simple, so using a this product to glue back paint that has started to peel is the most feasible and permanent repair. On surfaces that have a lot of hairline cracks in the paint, I rub the stabilizer into them by hand. It's faster than Peel-stop which requires several coats until the cracks no longer absorb any more of it.
September 8, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by jimg Not Optimistic about Performance
After applying the product, I applied Elmer's wood filler the next day and sanded the filler the following day. My concern is that while sanding the filler, I was able to sand off the hardener which apparently was only on the surface. It had not penetrated into the wood as I had expected. Last year Home Depot was selling a Minwax hardener product that had a water-like consistency that was absorbed more deeply into the wood. The Elmer product had a thick consistency and since it wasn't easily absorbed, it had better coverage than the Minwax product. Better coverage is not very meaningful if the product doesn't do what it is supposed to.
August 20, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Bryan Not a great product
I think Home Depot missed the boat on this one. The product seems to be glorified elmers white glue. After it dries you can peel most of it off and it doesn't seem to penetrate the wood. They used to sell a similar product made by Minwax. That product worked a lot better.
September 21, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5Â by ApartmentDweller Maybe Not
This product smells and feels suspiciously like Elmer's Wood Glue. Initially after application, it leaves a firm shiny surface on your wood, but ultimately, it is just a superficial coating which peels off. I do not think it actually penetrates the wood, and therefore, does not treat rot.
July 5, 2013