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Minwax 3.75 oz. Golden Oak Wood Putty


3.75 oz. Golden Oak Wood Putty

$347 /each
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Product Overview

This Minwax 3.75 oz. Golden Oak Wood Putty is perfect for covering up small imperfections in bare, painted, stained and finished wood. The putty is color-matched to blend in with wood finish stains.

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  • Non-hardening, pre-mixed formula designed to fill small holes and other minor imperfections in bare, stained or finished woodwork and paneling, molding, trims and doors
  • Color-matched to Minwax wood finish stains (sold separately)
  • Paintable
  • Shrink resistant
  • Requires no sanding for surface preparation
  • Applies with a putty knife (sold separately)
  • Cleans with soap and water
  • Get the right stain for your project-click here for a buyer's guide

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Drying Time (hours)
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Paint Product Type
Wood Filler
Patching & Repair Product Type
Wood Restoration
Product Weight (lb.)
Shrink Resistant

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Customer Questions & Answers

can I mix two different wood putty colors to gain a closer match to my stained wood

can I mix two different wood putty colors to gain a closer match to my stained wood
Asked by: mike
Hello. The answer provided by one of our knowledgeable community members is correct.You can mix different colors of our Wood Putty product together. Regards, Customer Service
Answered by: MINWAX
Date published: 2017-01-31

Can I apply oil based polyurethane over this putty? In particular, I plan to use it in conjuncti...

Can I apply oil based polyurethane over this putty? In particular, I plan to use it in conjunction with this Minwax product "Super Fast-Drying Polyurethane for Floors":
Asked by: JohnnyBGood
I suggest you run a test on a piece of scrap flooring. Most solvent-based polyurethanes will impart a bit of a tint to the wood, which would be apparent on lighter colored floors. Run a test to see what the effect is on your floor and on this filler.
Answered by: LawrenceB
Date published: 2017-01-30

People say it doesn't dry where used but it dries fast in the container how is this possible????????????????

Asked by: EC
Let me clarify one detail in my Feb. 12 answer. "Work it a bit and spread it out into a shallow cup ".... That should read "work it a bit and form the putty into a shallow cup".... I just meant stretch the putty out sort of flat and include a dimple to put your two drops of veg oil into. Good luck.
Answered by: Quixotic
Date published: 2016-02-15

Is this stainable?

I want to fill nail gun holes in oak before staining to make them completely disappear. It is a very dark stain (minwax antique black...see pic). I realize the holes are very small but I'm kind of a perfectionist. Will this hold stain color like oak? I understand that it is paintable, but painting and staining are very different :-)
Asked by: MickeyD
No, this is not stainable
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-08-06
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Customer Reviews

3.75 oz. Golden Oak Wood Putty is rated 2.6 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Know what it's good for I have used this product extensively for pre-finished hardwood flooring. It is excellent for filling minor cracks between boards. This is where the "will not harden" statement is so important. Hardwood floors experience seasonal expansion and contraction, primarily across the width of the boards (not the length). And because pre-finished hardwood flooring, as good as some brands are, is not perfect, you need to fill the occasional minor space between boards. Once these spaces are filled this soft product it's permanent and flexible. If you mistakenly tried to use a hardening wood filler for this purpose you'd have to refill the same cracks after every heating season.
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Follow the directions, folks Those rating this product with one star please rethink. Those looking here for ideas about how well this putty works, keep reading. I worked for a contractor/carpenter completing many projects that included finish carpentry around doors and windows and baseboard. We used lots of this product with no problem. Granted, the boss was a professional with many years experience but as a rawboned rookie I learned to use the putty with a little practice. It will work for you if you take the time to READ the instructions and FOLLOW them. What's the first item in the instructions? "1) Stain and topcoat before applying putty." The newer containers even have " before" underlined, probably because Minwax was getting too many complains from users not following the directions. As pointed out by other posters this stuff is not a wood filler for large spots or flooring, and can not be sanded. Use this only as the last step in your installation over nail heads. This material is designed to stay soft for a reason: it will not shrink or crack over the long haul. That's what you want over your nail holes. Once more for the record: only use this putty at the end! Another advantage with this putty is the ability to mix colors to get a custom tint to blend with your finish. A little practice and you'll get it under control. Practice, practice, practice on stained and varnished (topcoat) material first. If it doesn't meet your needs take it back to HD (you kept your receipt, right?) and ask for something that will work. Good luck.
Date published: 2016-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Use as Intended! This is a PUTTY, meant to cover small holes and cracks; it goes on AFTER the wood has been finished. It is NOT a filler and WILL NOT DRY, so if you think you can use this on unfinished wood, be prepared for a rude awakening. As a putty it works exceptionally well and is significantly easier to apply than a standard wax crayon. It needs to come in more colors but the available blends were close enough to hide the bulk of the brad holes. Much faster to apply and wipe clean than the crayons, easy to work with, inexpensive and a little goes a long way.
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Read the directions before you buy this This does not harden and it says so right on the label. This product was excellent for me for covering brad heads and very small spots that would otherwise distract from my home made cabinets. An excellent product for a limited range of uses. This is not filler. Filler is for cracks and blemishes. Easy to work with and excess can be sanded off the next day if you put a little too much on. Good color that is slightly darker when you first apply it.
Date published: 2013-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great on brad nail holes I used this product while refinishing some solid oak kitchen cabinets. I removed the original cabinet door knobs which had filigree style backplates that were secured with small brads at the top and bottom. After removing this hardware I cleaned the cabinet doors with an oil soap, filled the holes with the Minwax putty and then sanded with progressively finer grit until mirror smooth. The golden oak color putty matched exactly with the Minwax golden oak stain I applied and it blended in perfectly.
Date published: 2013-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO glad to find this product! I just bought today some Minwax Wood Putty to fill seams in an Allure floating vinyl plank floor my husband laid recently, per advice from the Allure manufacturer help line. (LawrenceB's review was *very* helpful, too.) did a couple of test spots, and it worked *guh-rate*! exactly what I was looking for, and better than expected. applied putty with my finger, wiped up residue with a dry paper towel (moist towel, as recommended on the jar label, didn't pick anything up). the color match is perfect (no mixing), the application and cleanup practically a no-brainer (i mean, a 5 year old could do it, seriously). talk about quick resolution to my novice-user anxiety... oh, and the price was *so* easy. now it's just the time to finish the job, and we'll see how it does with wear over time. but even that i'm not concerned about, as can just rub in a little more putty if needed. (ps, highly recommend the allure flooring, too. it's been in the bathroom for a year (golden maple) and looks and performs perfectly for us. installation is mostly done in the kitchen, and with the seam filler issue resolved, the rest should be down by the end of the weekend.)
Date published: 2016-06-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful tinted Pay-Doh Do not buy this stuff. It never hardens, and just creates a mess. I have no idea why a brand as good as Minwax would put their name on such an awful product. While the bottle does say, in very small print, "Does not harden to a sandable finish", it in fact does not harden ever. So consider it to be just make-up for nail holes, makeup that rubs off into everything and is not permanent. Avoid this gunk.
Date published: 2010-10-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not good for anything. Label says it is for Nail Holes. Not sure what kind of nail holes since it did not work for any nail holes that I made. I prefer the crayon sticks, they seem to work most of the time. This putty also dries quickly in the jar after you open it. Obviously the lid does not seal. If you don't use it right after you open the jar, might as well throw it away or return it.
Date published: 2013-06-24
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