Rated 2.3 out of 5 by 25
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DrewConsumer Do not use on exteriors, especially decks.....
After power-washing and sanding my deck, I tested a spot with Elmers Wood Filler Max. It appeared to be a solid patch and for exterior use, so I applied it to several areas on my deck and let it cure for a few days. I then applied three coats of stain and the deck looked great, 6 months ago. Now EVERY place I applied the filler has disintegrated and I now need to dig out all the filler, find a product that works, and start again.
June 14, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Isis6000 I like this product
This wood filler spreads easily without nasty fumes and without having to add a setting agent. While it is a bit grainy, it is easy to sand and shape. It dries very hard and fairly quickly. I'm not sure why people would want it to reconstitute with water after it has dried - I wouldn't want the next rain to wash all my hard work away. I've been using this on my deck and have been putting 3 coats of stain over it. It does not stain the same color as the wood, but that is ok because the wood grain comes through the semi-transparent stain very well. There are stains and paints available that can cover it completely if it is not staining a desirable shade. Time will tell how long it lasts - so far the deck is looking beautiful.
June 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by none wost ever.
in over 40 years of woodworking experience, this is the worst wood filler i have ever used. it did not take paint wll enough to even begin to hide small patches. it raised out of surrouding wood after painting. and the container itself refused to reseal after opening. that was actually kinda benificial, for it dried out quickly and was therefore easy to throw away. worst ever. i foolishly expected the top quality that i have always realised from elmer's products.
April 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Laurie Not For Finishing, Small repairs or Shallow-Good for large filling only
The wood fibers do not allow for a smooth finish. Dries very hard, will only use for large repairs where smooth finish is not needed.
November 20, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Stratman Bring the Old Filler Back
I really wish they would just sell the older version of this filler; tubs, tubes, and prestained tubes. The old stuff went on smooth as butter, was cheaper, sanded well, held up well, and was at a lower price point. The new "MAX" stuff is gritty, spreads coarsely, and sands coarsely. I suspect Elmer's devised this product so they could charge a premium price for a supposedly perceived premium product. I will not purchase any more of this product unless I need an alternative to brick mortar.
May 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by srotto5 Great product
I used this to patch a large and deep area next to the bathtub where the floor had rotted. Because the area was so deep it took 3 applications. However, the product dried incredibly hard and sanded extremely smooth. I was very satisfied with this wood filler.
June 8, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Termite Original Formula Much Better
Difficult to work while wet and hard to sand. I made the mistake of buying this and expecting an improvement over the original formula. Big mistake in expense, working and cleanup. Home Depot should stock the original formula which is better and less expensive.
January 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SAR888 This is an awesome product!
This product does exactly what it says - it is sandable, stainable and just a great overall repair tool for any damage or imperfections in floors (used in conjunction with the wood markers or stains to hide the repair). The one thing I would want to point out to anyone who tries this is that it truly does dry very quickly, so you have to move fast in wiping up any excess or you may end up with a "cloudy" surface on areas not intended to receive repair. Otherwise, the quick-drying feature is awesome when you need a quick repair -- you can patch and color / stain within a half hour or less!
March 24, 2013