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Old 02-01-2012, 07:52 PM   #81
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I've had pretty good luck with crackshot.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:15 PM   #82
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I went to the DAP website. It used to say "use only" oil based paint unless you let it cure for a few days. Now the lable just reccomends using oil based paint. That was the canned stuff. The laytex tube just says let it dry then paint it with anything. It also said it took several days to dry. I used to like the DAP "33" stuff in the can because it would mold real nice into the crack and when you painted it, it would smooth out with the brush and the joints where undetectable.

Used the Pink stuff today and I wasn't too impressed. I guess I'll keep on trying until I get something I like to work with. I have quite a few Crown jobs coming. Maybe I'll try the Elmers again.

Is this receding to glazing putty? Is that the wrong quote? I'm confused
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I started to go through the first few posts and didn't see what I thought would have been one of the first recommendations.

If you haven't been using Durhams Rock Hard Water Putty you're missing out in life. It's one of those products that has too many uses not to be in every truck. Drys fast, strong, doesn't shrink, and is perfect for filling voids, nail holes and other repairs in wood.
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I started to go through the first few posts and didn't see what I thought would have been one of the first recommendations.

If you haven't been using Durhams Rock Hard Water Putty you're missing out in life. It's one of those products that has too many uses not to be in every truck. Drys fast, strong, doesn't shrink, and is perfect for filling voids, nail holes and other repairs in wood.
Rock puddy is the shiznits. I have been using it for years. Not excellent for sanding but it excels in every other way.

To the op, just hot glue everything, then no nail wholes :
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I started to go through the first few posts and didn't see what I thought would have been one of the first recommendations.

If you haven't been using Durhams Rock Hard Water Putty you're missing out in life. It's one of those products that has too many uses not to be in every truck. Drys fast, strong, doesn't shrink, and is perfect for filling voids, nail holes and other repairs in wood.
I asked if anyone used that stuff about a month ago.. finally someone brought it up again.
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To the op, just hot glue everything, then no nail wholes :

That's the best for cabinet face frames! :Thumbsup:
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Does a sheetrocker fill his screws??




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The rock hard has its place but like others have noted the sanding is harsh for a soft trim like pine.
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Is this receding to glazing putty? Is that the wrong quote? I'm confused
Yup, hit the wrong reply.
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I picked up a few different ones this morning to try. I might try the Durhams next week. Just confirmed a few more painted crown jobs so I'll be going through the stuff.
This is for white painted crown molding. most of the homes are 1-3 years old. Still happy with DAP painters caulk ( not the fast drying type ) for caulking between the edge of the molding and the ceiling and walls. I used to use it for splices, corners and nail holes, but it has been giving me problems lately.
I used Elmers on one room today and DAP putty in a can on the other. Going back tomorrow to finish up and I'll see which is better. So far for the nail heads it seems like Elmers is easier, but for splices and corners the putty is best. The proof will be when it dries. These people keep their home pretty warm which isn't helping my cause as far as cracking out.
The pink stuff ( Drydex ) held up in the splices and corners for 2 days now. I' still have to hit it with paint to see how they look.
I'll try Dunhams or Durhams next job.
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I never use rock putty for nail wholes only wood repair. For nail wholes I use dap 53 or 57 putty.
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The trick with Durham is not to use your finger (you shouldn't use your finger for any nail filling) Always apply with a flexible 1" knife and you will be able to squeegee/scrape off the excess easily with no residue to sand off. The blade will follow most any molding contour.

The biggest plus with Durhams besides a good filler, it never drys out because you mix as you need it.

But as Ohio Doc mentioned, the DAP 53 is another great product for nail holes.
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I never use rock putty for nail wholes only wood repair. For nail wholes I use dap 53 or 57 putty.
It was DAP 53 I used. I might try 57 if I can find it. 33, the window glazing was always great stuff, but I don't know if it works with laytex acrylic paint. About 14 years ago I reglazed all the windows in my old house with it. Most where hand blown glass, to this day they are still holding strong. I had used the rest of the gallon on various other projects. I just thought it was only for oil based paint, or at least it had to be primed with oil based and then laytex could go on top.

By the time I get a regimen down, I'll probably be on to something totally different and products will change again
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It was DAP 53 I used. I might try 57 if I can find it. 33, the window glazing was always great stuff, but I don't know if it works with laytex acrylic paint. About 14 years ago I reglazed all the windows in my old house with it. Most where hand blown glass, to this day they are still holding strong. I had used the rest of the gallon on various other projects. I just thought it was only for oil based paint, or at least it had to be primed with oil based and then laytex could go on top.

By the time I get a regimen down, I'll probably be on to something totally different and products will change again
Dont, I wasnt sure if it was 53 or 57 so they probably dont make 57. Thanks though!
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For 15 and 16 gauge finish nail or smaller holes in interior trim that will be painted, I started using DAP Fast and Final spackle years ago after trying Elmer’s and a couple of other brands of wood fillers and putties as well as latex caulks that always shrunk after drying and required a second coat. I even used the Fast and Final under latex paint for all the trim in my own house about 10-years ago and it still looks great today.
For furniture or bright work, I use the stainable natural color Dap Plastic Wood or the MinWax color matched putties.
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Boy this is an old post I guess everone has their preferences. I never fill the holes in natural trim till it is sealed, then I fill them with pretinted oil putty, I mean I tint it to match. The stainable stuff never blends well, and if you fill it before stain and seal the wood grain gets filled and looks blotchy, I only want to fill the hole and sanding well ,it isn't dining room putty furniture, it is trim, I don't sand putty. For the same reason I use the feather weight spackle on trim, the idea is wipe with a clean hand and no sanding.. The MH is awsome for fine scratches or dents but it isn't meant for sanding, it is harder than dura bond 45 but softer than auto bondo. I see alot of people using sandable filler but thats just an extra process .
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Another vote for lightweight int./ext. spackle. Applied with my fingers, very little shrinkage, no sanding and no residue. Ready for paint in no time.

Some interesting products mentioned on this thread, might have to experiment with some.

Seems like glazing compound would leave a residue that would be difficult to remove?
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Yes they must be filled.
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Hello guys,

I am doing research on filling nail holes on trims. Got a large green home project using SW "0" voc latex acrylic

I try Crawford's Painter's Putty, it shrinks and leaves oily residue. accroding to the post - MH Ready Patch is too hard to sand. Light Spakling is okay ( i think someone wrote it does not fill in fully, or it has a texture). Pink color Spakling review is so so....... Bondo is awasome but I don't enjoy the smell. Saw the Dap 33/57....Is that kind oily like crawford putty??

Does anyone have any recent comment? Thanks in advance.

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