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Elmer's exterior wood filler review

Updated on September 6, 2014

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!

Hyde Tools 02000 1-1/4-Inch Flexible Putty Knife, Black and Silver
Hyde Tools 02000 1-1/4-Inch Flexible Putty Knife, Black and Silver

This is a great high quality putty knife, I used these putty knife for this project.

 
Elmer's E842L Carpenter's Wood Filler 1-Quart
Elmer's E842L Carpenter's Wood Filler 1-Quart

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.

 

Elmer's wood putty in action!

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Here is a picture of our house after I applied the wood filler to the holes in the T111 siding.Here is a picture of our house after the wood filler was sanded down and painted. Looks much better!
Here is a picture of our house after I applied the wood filler to the holes in the T111 siding.
Here is a picture of our house after I applied the wood filler to the holes in the T111 siding.
Here is a picture of our house after the wood filler was sanded down and painted. Looks much better!
Here is a picture of our house after the wood filler was sanded down and painted. Looks much better!

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    • ShadowSphereOT profile image

      Gabriel 

      4 years ago from U.S.

      Huh didn't know they had this. I usually use sawdust mixed with regular exterior wood glue to patch things up.

    • Rhonda Lytle profile image

      Rhonda Lytle 

      4 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

      Nice! I've been looking for something to use outside to fill in tiny seam lines between plywood sheets before painting. You just saved me some time. Thank you.

    • Diana Wenzel profile image

      Renaissance Woman 

      4 years ago from Colorado

      Always great to find the perfect product for your home improvement project.

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