When to use different spackles, puttys and epoxy wood fillers

Spackle, putty and epoxy woodfiller are essential in fixing blemishes and defects on a surface before painting.

Spackle Paste- spackle is a pre mixed paste that can be used on plaster, wood and drywall. It can be used to fill holes up to 1/2″ deep, cracks and minor surface defects. 

Spackle- Dry mix- spackle dry mix is essentially the same as spackle paste except it is in powder form and needs to be mixed with water to become a paste. The benefit of the powder form is that it can be stored longer.

lightweight spackle- lightweight spackle can be used on wood, plaster, drywall and masonry. Lightweight spackle  can be used to fill holes up to 3/4″ deep, cracks and minor surface defects. It does tend to shrink so multiple applications may be necessary. 

Painters putty- painters puddy is durable and great for filling minor defects in wood such as nail holes. Because it drys so hard sanding can be difficult.

Oil Glazing Putty- oil glaze Putty is used to seal glass panes in older windows. Oil glazing Putty is rarely used on newer windows 

Clear Penetrating epoxy sealer- this product is great to use on dry rot. It is a two part liquid catalyst. The wood needs to be fully saturated with the epoxy sealer so that it can absorb into the wood fibers. Once absorbed and given the proper time to dry it becomes very hard and durable making it hard to sand. 

Epoxy Wood filler- epoxy wood filler is very similar to clear penetrating epoxy filler and is used in the same way. 



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