Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 12
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rms59 Does NOT take stain.
I bought this yesterday for the sole purpose of filling a dent in a finished walnut table leg. I tested it first on a scrap piece of stained molding by making a hammer dent in the wood, sanding it lightly, and applying this wood filler with a putty knife. It went on easy, dried fast, and sanded easily.
The problem is that it won't take a stain. It's normal tan color remains no matter how much you rub in and buff out the stain.
They say it's stainable which is not true. I'm bringing this back to HD tomorrow.
Attached is a photo of the stained result.
March 20, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RednexToyz Works well
I've used a number of different wood fillers on a number of different projects. This one works well, not GREAT. Has a descent, smooth consistency. Cures fairly quickly allowing me to sand the part later in the day. Minimal shrinkage. Bonds well. I'd use this product again. I have not tested this for ability to stain but it does a fair job of matching my oak lumber as-is.
January 2, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by ProjectShopper Filler Areas are MUCH Darker when Clear Stain is Applied
We are in the process of revising our staining plan for the ceiling of our new screened porch, because we used Elmer's Woof Filler Max, which claims to be stainable. We did a test area and found that this Elmer's wood filler is MUCH darker than the surrounding wood when Flood Clear stain is applied. Before staining, the wood filler is a close color match to the surrounding wood. After clear stain is applied, and after it dries, the areas filled with Elmer's wood filler are dark spots and look terrible. Elmer's is a brand that we trusted, and this is a mess. We want to be able to see the wood grain of the new screened porch ceiling, and do not want to go to solid stain on the ceiling just because we used this product. We are looking into semi-transparent stain, or any type of stain will enable us to keep the wood grain after filling dozens of screw holes with this product. We are posting a question to see if we can get some advise about any type of light or medium shade stain that works well with Elmer's Wood Filler Max and avoids the dark spotty look.
November 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LosRubios Excellent for filling smaller nail holes
The interior of our home has a lot of naturally finished wood paneling and as we've prepped exterior lumber for painting and staining, we've normally used the larger tubs of Elmer's wood putty. Unfortunately, we often end up throwing away about half the tub as it dries out and hardens before we're done with it. We just trimmed a window and needed some wood filler to hide the nail holes that I'd countersunk with a punch. I really like this "wood filler in a tube" concept as the squeeze tube makes it very easy to get the filler into the area being filled very accurately. I found there was less waste, less to sand off once it has hardened and less of the wood filler ended up on the floor too. It took a stain very well, although I had a medium stain on the paneling and had to apply two coats of stain to get the right shade. And at the price, even if this hardens before we use the rest of it and we have to throw it away, its not the end of the world!
March 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by donedealinDC I Like This
I like this because it has a screw-on top so that the product doesn't dry out, wasting money. It worked for the small holes I had to fill in some wood projects. I also liked the size because I didn't waste money or storage.
December 10, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by John Do not use if staining
It does a good job of filling holes, however if you are going to stain any color other than black or very dark brown do not use.. The product dries to a dark brown color making it unacceptable for any light colored stain. Ruined a project I've been working on for two years, hoping I can dig it out and redo. The product says it is stainable but it is not!!!
July 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Keith Excellent product
Ease of use thanks to the tip nozzle filled gaps in easy stained easy and took the shade of the rest of the wood didn't darken up like most other fillers
April 16, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by burkeman Not much better than regular putty
Used to patch knot holes in old 2x4 deck boards. Product is inferior to, but a little less expensive than, J-B Weld KwikWood. Recommend using only for filling small/shallow holes. Jury still out as far as how well it will hold up outside. For relatively small jobs...or if cost is not a factor..., stick with the J-B product.
September 26, 2014