Rated 2.2 out of 5 by 9
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by lamac NOT Stainable
Simply put, this is not stainable. It may hold some color, but it will not stain to the level of the surrounding wood. It completely ruined a project. In the end, we had to get all new stair treads and start over.
February 1, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kerry Terrible Product
This stuff dried out inside a secured tube within two hours of use. Very poor product.
June 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DragonMom Fantastic for rough, exterior wood restorations.
This is not a product for furniture, as it is a bit sandy and fibrous. But it is easy to use, sculpt, sand and paint. DO NOT buy it in the tubes, as it is too thick to go through the nozzle tip without excessive force, but it has very little shrinkage, and it is tough and strong when dry. It can be tinted with acrylic artist paints to imitate any color. It is also reversible in acetone for clean-up or smoothing after drying, if sanding is not an option.
December 9, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck This stuff does not do a good job.
Elmers filler with the orange top is much better. This stuff is gritty and does not fill holes well on finish work. Might be okay for rough outside work or for anchoring. This is much more expensive that the orange top filler. The people at Elmer's must not have used this or they would know how crummy it is.
January 31, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by kwik5150 Poor product
Elmer's used wood shavings as a filler to save a buck which results in a really rough finish, therefore you have to do a lot more sanding and use a lot more of their product. Win-win for Elmer's, no bonus to you. A paint grade finish is a stretch a stain grade finish is a flat out lie. I am returning this product.
December 1, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by George Elmer's carpenter's wood filler max poor product
I purchased Elmer's carpenter's wood filler because this is the only product my Home Depot carried in large quantities. It is a poor product for the following reasons: dried out within the package within a couple of hours of use and would not revive with the recommended water application described in Elmer's website. Further, the package it came in is not re-sealable. I had to engineer a proper container. No, I will not buy this product again.
September 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mikewisc Know what it is for and its limitations
I can understand some of the unfavorable comments on this wood filler. Those accustomed to the smoother "tan color" Elmer's wood filler will find this stronger filler to be darker in color, speckled, and a bit more tough to sand. So this is NOT for finished wood areas that you want to stain. Use the regular Elmer's if you are doing that. This filler has the advantage of being much stronger. I used it for filling small gaps in a wainscot project. I did have to use a bit more effort to work it into the gaps. In some cases, I also spread a thin coat at joints to even the surface out. It dried very hard, but it did not have the pretty look of regular tan filler. In my case, that did not matter; I was going to paint everything and I wanted strong filler to minimize any separation of the joints over the years. This stuff dried very hard and sanded smooth. Okay, I admit - I used my Bosch random orbital sander and it was a breeze to sand smooth. Long story short - use this stuff where you want strength and intend to paint over it. Use the regular stuff if you are going for a natural wood look.
May 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cutworm Works Well For Me
I have used this on wood projects that are painted and it did great. Dries quickly and sands easily. It accepted paint fine every time I used it.
January 22, 2014