Posted May 01, 2014 by Elmers
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    Elmer's Hardware Products FAQ: How to Apply Elmer's Carpenter's Wood Filler

    Elmer's Carpenters Wood Filler can be used for repairing holes, dents, scratches, and defects on wood, wallboard, molding, or painted surfaces. It contains ceramic microspheres that make this premium wood filler easy to sand and eliminate shrinkage.

    Video Transcript

    Elmer's Wood Filler products are a great fix for damaged wood surfaces, such as hardwood floors, wooden baseboards, or wooden furniture.

    The first step is to prepare the surface. You wanna get any loose ends, smooth off the edges on this shallow gouge.

    Next, you'll want to apply your Elmer's Wood Filler product and making sure you get to the bottom of the gouge. This is a shallow gouge, so our goal here is to make sure that we overfill the gouge because the product is going to shrink as it dries.

    For a shallow gouge, such as this, 15 to 20 minutes of dry time should be sufficient. If it's a deeper gouge, multiple layers of Elmer's Wood Filler will be needed and four to six hours of dry time.

    A quick way to judge if the surface is ready is to push into the filler. If it's still soft, you're gonna need some more dry time. If it's hard, it's ready to be sanded down to the surface and painted or stained.

    For more questions about Elmer's hardware products, go to Elmers.com or youtube.com/ElmersBrands.


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