2.6
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Minwax Wood Putty

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Minwax Wood Putty
 
2.6

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3.0

Not as good as advertised

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from Utah

Comments about Minwax Wood Putty:

Minwax wood putty was recommended to me for filling small cracks and screw holes on some bookshelves that I built. It smoothed out the rough places in those woods, but it doesn't blend well with the wood at all. The kind I got said that it was stainable, so I thought that the color would blend well. But the stain didn't really change the color of the putty at all, and it sticks out very obviously against the darker stained wood (I used a light colored stain, but it is still a good bit darker than the putty turned out).

Overall Quality
Unlike some other comments I have seen on this product, I did not have any problems with the putty drying and hardening. It's not as hard as wood, but it is plenty hard for filling in small cracks or holes. So it can be a good filler in that sense. But I would only recommend painting it. I wouldn't try staining it again.

Durability
On the positive side, the putty has lasted for a few years without any problems. The bookshelves don't receive any direct sunlight or anything that might damage it. But it hasn't cracked or peeled or anything like that either.

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1.0

well, the dog likes it

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from USA

Comments about Minwax Wood Putty:

This stuff never hardens.. I've been waiting to sand and paint a piece, and figured after 24 hours, that it should be hard enough to sand.. but no, it is still mushy.. I realized now I didn't read carefully, but can someone explain the point?

I set the piece down on my deck (after trying to sand it), and my dog started licking the putty out of the little holes. (Lucky I was there and stopped him right away.) So I guess he'd give it a "5".

Overall Quality
This product has no point. Who would want to fill a gap in a wood piece with mush?

Durability
IT NEVER HARDENS, how can it be "durable"

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4.0

I've finally found something that matches the color of my wood!

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from Lindon, UT

Comments about Minwax Wood Putty:

My husband and I build custom cabinetry, and so often we get a putty crayon to fill nail holes that we thought would match, but it ends up looking terrible!  We were so glad to find Minwax. They have authentic shades to match the most kinds of wood, and those nail holes finally disappeared.  I'd buy it again for any project.

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3.0

It works on all wood types and looks like nothing.

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from Summerfield, NC

Comments about Minwax Wood Putty:

I have used Minwax wood putty for quite a few years and have always had excellent results with it. It blends easily with most woods, is durable and easy to use. The price is a good buy as a little goes a long way. Recently I made a bookcase headboard with a dark walnut stain, the wood, being old barn wood, needed filling in many places because of insects and nail holes. The Minwax wood putty made the job easy and the colors match wonderfully.

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4.0

Does the job right by blending well

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from Sayre, PA

Comments about Minwax Wood Putty:

I have used Minwax wood putty for quite a few years and have always had excellent results with it. It blends easily with most woods, is durable and easy to use. The price is a good buy as a little goes a long way. Recently I made a bookcase headboard with a dark walnut stain, the wood, being old barn wood, needed filling in many places because of insects and nail holes. The Minwax wood putty made the job easy and the colors match wonderfully.

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1.0

good play dough - never hardens

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from Provo, UT

Comments about Minwax Wood Putty:

Will never harden. Wonder if they make glue that never hardens. Perhaps a good application is use for play dough. It comes in many colors. But this product does not ever get hard enough to sand or finish. I would not recommend this product to any wood worker or for any application that actually get used in a practical sense. Good luck.

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1.0

Toothpaste outperforms Minwax Wood Putty

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from Chicago, IL

Comments about Minwax Wood Putty:

Maybe I am unaware of the proper use for this product.  It says right on the label "...non-hardening."  Somehow I didn't understand that this means it will not dry.  It stays putty--goopy, mushy and sticky-- forever.

I suppose if I wanted to fill nail holes in finished wood, I might consider using Minwax Wood Putty, although I've had better results with toothpaste.  Toothpaste will dry and become a suface that won't come off on your hand if you touch the wood later.  Minwax Wood Putty DOES NOT DRY and never becomes part of a touchable suface.

I didn't read the label carefully enough.  Now I have to go scrape the sticky goo out of the little gaps in my doors (I'm filling holes left after removing some old deadbolt locks) so I can get some Plastic Wood in there.  Plastic Wood DRIES after application, so it can be sanded and stained.

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4.0

I like the accuracy of the colors to match the wood grains.

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from Owasso, OK

Comments about Minwax Wood Putty:

I switched to the Minwax Wood Putty when building a fine piece of furniture out of exotic woods because it had more accurate colors to match the wood grains I was working with. It also dried quickly so I didn't have to wait so long to sand which was a plus.

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