Fill any hole, crack or scratch with our range of easy to apply multipurpose wood fillers from Metolux, Everbuild and Timbabuild. Suitable for any project, our wood fillers last years and are weather resistant and quick drying. Fix any interior or exterior flaw in a matter of minutes, wood fillers are able to sanded, nailed and adjusted for your needs.
A Guide to Wood Filler
While often used interchangeably, learning which product is best for your project is the key to a great finish.
Wood putty is a filler that is applied after staining or varnishing your surface, to avoid damaging the raw wood or timber. It’s an oil-based compound, that resembles soft clay. Wood putty therefore requires a putty knife for application due to its dough-like texture. Some putties harden on their own while others need a hardening agent. Wood putty is best used on exterior surfaces as it is less susceptible to the elements. Overall, it is more cost effective than filler because it lasts longer, however it does have a longer drying time and its penchant for acquiring dust can lead to a darkened appearance. That said, It is ultimately more versatile due to the vast range of colours available.
Wood Filler is to be applied before staining or finishing your woodpiece. Wood filler is a superior option for large holes or cracks, as it is made to be formulated for different surfaces. Typically neutral in colour, wood fillers can be tinted or dyed to fit your surface. Best reserved for interior use, wood filler is versatile but lacks adhesion and is prone to shrinkage. Its greatest proponent is its fast drying properties, it will begin to dry in as little as 10 minutes after application.