Rated 2.2 out of 5 by 23
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 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by FactMan Works great to fix picket fence
I bought this to fix the pickets that were semi-rotted from carpenter ant damage. I patched those pickets that were only about half-way (thickness) rotted through and it worked like a charm. I applied white primer/sealer followed by regular color paint and it looks great. If you have any left over you might want to preserve it in a smaller well-sealed container so that there will less empty air-space that would dry it out and ruin it for future use.
March 10, 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
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TomL Dries very hard; To re-liquefy just add water
An improvement over the previous formula in that it dries much harder. It is more grainy, though, which takes some getting used to. If the lid doesn't close tightly (frequent complaint) and it gets dry, just add a little water and stir: it'll be good as new.
August 20, 2013