Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 18
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by deckman Very Disappointed
I was using this product to fill nail holes in deck joists and have used several cans.The product comes in 2 parts: the filler (large can) and the hardener in small toothpaste-like tube. You have to mix a small amount of hardener with the filler at a ratio of 1 part hardener to 16 parts filler. The product does not come with a way to measure these amounts so it is a bit of a guessing game. As you mix, the product begins to harden almost immediately. This means you can only mix about a tablespoon of filler and a drop or two of hardener at one time otherwise the mix will harden before you can use it. Mix too much and you will end up throwing away it away. The instructions state that you have approximately 10 minutes to use the product when mixed. I wish I had 3 or 4 minutes to use it before it hardens but my experience is I had a matter of 2 minutes and usually less than that. I ended up wasting about 30% of the product because it dried in the mixing container before I could apply it. Just to be clear - I was outside in a sunny location with temperatures ranging from the mid-70's to mid 80's. It may work just fine on furniture repairs in an interior environment but for outside use, try something else.
October 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Isayeah Not a good product
I bought this product to fill gaps in a table that I made. Right off the bat, when I opened the can, the smell was awful. It was 5x as strong as spray paint. I followed the directions, and I learned after making a big batch that it is not workable for 10 minutes, it is only workable for about three before it set up. I went a hair lighter on the hardener and put it on and it never set up. Now I'm in a pickle!
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rand0mStr1ng Good result
Under direct sunlight in hot summer, you may have about 1 minutes before it hardens. However, the result is hard and solid and paintable with water based paint on my window repair project.
July 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by awgee best "wood" filler
This is the best "wood" filler I have found. I usually use premium grade auto body filler for filling screw holes, nail holes or other voids, and I usually use premium grade auto body glazing putty for small holes and scratches, etc.. This Minwax filler has a much longer set time than auto body products, so for applications where I need a longer set time or if I need a filler that approximates the color of wood, I will probably use this product. For painted wood, I will still be using auto body filler and putty because their "creaminess" makes for a better end result. If your choice is between a lesser quality auto body filler, such as Bondo, this Minwax filler is a much better choice.
February 22, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ron Not so good
I bought some of this wood filler, and was very disappointed did not do what it was suppose to do.
Would not take stain, yes it was stainable.
Did not flow easily when squeezing tube.
After staining patch work stood out like a sore thumb.
Yes I used min-wax oak stain.
July 31, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Daniel Misleading
I had high hopes for this product thinking "oh it has great reviews! Just what I need". Big mistake. Everytime you open the can, horrid vapors can be smelled, even if outside. The product is incredibly sticky/messy in applying. Almost impossible to measure 1/16 of any amount you're using as a result. And a very short window for applying the filler.
By the way, this does not take stain well at all.
March 28, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by jeffnPC Its the same as Bondo only 4x more $$
Sure this wood-filler works. But, its basically Bondo Light weight body filler and Home Depot stocks it for $2 less and you get 3x more product.
This mixes and applies the same as Bondo.
April 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by firstprojectever It does the job
I'm no pro. In fact, I'm the definition of novice. I read tons of reviews before trying this stuff as my project was to fill the countersunk screw holes in my stairs before staining (my stairs were very squeaky, thus the screws).
I'd read that this stuff was tough to match stain. This made me nervous, but I think I found a really great method for using this product. First, I did my mixing in a ziploc sandwich bag--put the two components in, seal the top, and smush with your fingers gently. Second, I snipped a small hole in one corner. Third, squeeze desired amount into the screw hole; overfilling slightly. For my purposes I found it best to not wipe with a putty knife, but rather just sand so the hole filled completely and didn't go below surface. About 20 minutes after filling the hole, I sanded with 220, wiped clean, and using a Q-tip I dabbed stain on the putty. Quick wipe and then I was done. It's almost unnoticeable after staining the rest of the stair.
(I did try other methods including adding stain directly to the filler. This did not work for me at all.)
January 16, 2015