The best way to mix it is not by strict quantity ratio of water-to-powder, but to your desired consistency. Place about an inch depth of the powder in a Solo cup and then add a few dribbles of water while stirring with a plastic disposable knife, add more powder to dry out and firm up the mixture, or add more water to make it more creamy and pliable. It is very easy to work with, and the 1.1 lb. can is enough to make a pretty large amount of it, considering a little bit goes a long way. It behaves like liquid, until it dries, then it is behaves like stone. It is good for things that will be inside and/or outside. It is essentially indestructible. 16 years ago, I used it to make a softball-sized wrecking ball for my son's toy crane (using a picture hanger D-ring at the top), which my son then used to bash things apart for 16 years straight, and the wrecking ball looks as good as new and shows no signs of wear, erosion, chipping or discoloration. I also used it to replace rotten wood at the bottom of an exterior door jamb that had lost its paint. After drying, it was exposed to sun, immersed in water, exposed to heat and cold, and after 15 years, we replaced the door jamb, and the Durham's Rock Hard Water Putty part was is perfect shape when the old door jamb was torn apart. I highly recommend this product.
So long as the area being filled is drained prior to application, it can be used underwater in a swimming pool. It dries to a magnificent smooth finish if sanded. It will match and repair Marcite, and behave just like it.
It behaves like liquid until drying, and then like stone once dry. So it will attach your Christmas tree permanently to the plastic base, and then 1,500 years from now, after the plastic has eroded and melted away, they will find the cast fill piece made of Durham's Rock Hard Water Putty in near perfect, originally-cast condition. When they say permanent, they mean permanent. It is very easy to use. Just be sure that you actually want to attach the two things you are bonding together. Because you wont be able to separate them after drying, which takes about 12-18 hours.
Since you should sand flush before painting, wait until hard and dry completely then sand and paint. However, I’ve found that this putty does not sand smooth enough for perfect blending. If that’s important I don’t fill void completely leaving enough room for a thin finish of wood filler or spackle both of which offers smooth sanded finish for painting.
That's a very vague question Dave. What are you trying to do with those cheap particleboard cabinets? If you want to fill a hole where a screw no longer will hold, then no, drill it larger and use bondo or some other epoxy.
Yes, that's a great use for this product,
I don't think there's a limit on thickness, as long as it sits long enough to air dry.
It will tolerate extremely high heat. Once dry, it behaves like ceramic. Very thick and dense ceramic.
They'll die laughing at you!