Rated 1.7 out of 5Â by 11
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by Kentav8r Desired Results Hard to Achive
I saw this in the store and thought that the tube would be a cleaner alternative to traditional wood putty/filler. The product was difficult to work with and truthfully created more of a mess than I expected. The directions say to "apply with a putty knife" and I did just as they say; couldn't get a smooth, even application, resulting in lots of overage. I don't recommend this product, having been building furniture for 10+ years, this would be HIGHLY NOT RECOMENDED for a novice, you'll be so frustrated you'll never wood work again.
January 19, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by Dogman Compared to Elmers original product this one is horrible
I have used Elmers White wood filler (original formula) many times in the past with excellent results. I bought two tubes of this "new" Elmers white wood filler today and plan on returning the unopened one tomorrow. The old product was smooth and creamy while this one is stiff and gritty and doesn't flow well at all. Almost feels like it has sand in it. Very difficult to use for filling in small gaps. I tried using it to fill in small nail holes in white painted moulding but turns out it's not really white either and every nail hole sticks out like a sore thumb. Not like the old stuff. It even plugged up in the nozzle after only about 5 minutes of use. Had to keep using a nail to keep it open and even then very difficult to squeeze out. They should have stuck with the old stuff. Much better product.
June 9, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by CTbuilder What does "max" mean?
The original Elmer's wood filler is great. This stuff went right into the garbage can!
June 11, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by CaIke Not worth using
I have used elmers wood fillers a lot over the years but this new formula is junk. Granted if your filling in something 1/8 inch or shallower it will work great but for holes, seam gaps or filling in countersunk nail holes it is a poor choice. It does shrink, crack and chip easily. It does not set up properly. Once the surface cures the rest will not cure. I have a project that has sat for 5 days and the surface is set but the depth of the fill is still wet. Once the surface cures the water in the product will not wick out and dry making for a very weak patch. Even when cured ANY moisture will ruin the fill by washing out the bonding compound and leaving just the ceramic micro-spheres. It also doesn't stain well. This is a huge disappointment from a company I used to trust for the best wood working products available. They need to trash this product and go back to what worked. The only way to get this to work for any sizable fill job is to apply it in 1/8 inch or less layers and hope it bonds to itself well.
November 24, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â by JohnB Not white. Hard to get smooth.
I've been using Wunderfil oak color to fill nails heads prior to painting (push it in and wipe it smooth with a wet sponge). But, I just installed prefinished trim and wanted something that wouldn't require repainting. I felt as though the nearly $7 for this was a lot of money, but it's available today, so I coughed it up. First observation: it is really hard to get it out of the tube - almost like it's dried up. 2nd: it's gritty and doesn't spread easily, nor stick. 3rd: it isn't really white when it dries, more of a dirty.antique white. I don't do this very often, but I'm gonna take it back opened - it's that bad. I wish I had checked the reviews first.
July 21, 2014