Elmer's exterior wood filler review
I had to tear down our deck so that I could have part of the foundation of our house rebuilt. Part of the deck was bolted to the house using large lag screws. Once removed I had twenty unsightly half-inch holes at the base of the T111 siding cladding my house. What to do? I knew they sold wood putty to fill in hole and gouges for indoor use where temperatures remain constant but I never saw putty for outdoor use.
Enter Elmer's E892 Stainable Wood Filler, I found this product after a little browsing on Amazon. After looking at the favorable reviews, I ordered it on the spot! A couple days latter the one quart tub of filler arrived at my door, I am subscribed to Amazon prime so I get two day shipping by default.
The first thing I noticed about this wood filler is how easy it was to apply. It was the consistency of peanut butter and was easy to force into the half-inch holes in my siding. It took only one application to properly fill in all twenty holes. Cleanup was easy, water easy removed the semi-dry excess putty from my putty knife. The putty applied to the house siding dried rock hard.
Once dry, it was easy to sand and smooth out with an orbital sander so the putty was Flush with the T111 board. After cleaning the areas sanded with a damp rag, I applied a coat of exterior latex paint. The Elmer's E892 Stainable Wood Filler readily accepted paint.
Only one coat was needed to cover the areas filled in with wood putty. I definitely recommend this filler product!
This is a great high quality putty knife, I used these putty knife for this project.
Elmer's wood filler for indoor use only. I have used this product in the past for indoor use. It surpassed my expectations like the interior/exterior wood filler product in this review.