Okay, today’s Quick-Tip is how I conquered a little pet peeve. We all know wood fillers dry up fast.
Shortly after I would open a container or tube, I ended up with a dry grainy unusable mess. This boiled down to wasted time and money because I would throw away the crusty cracked stuff while running to the store to buy new wood filler.
Here’s my solutions which I’ve been using for the last 8 months or so and it’s been working GREAT!
Plastic wrap UNDER the lid.
This plastic wrap UNDER the lid keeps the moisture trapped in so the wood filler stays moist, pliable and workable. I find it works even better than putting the container in a ziplock bag.
I never open a container that looks like a desert floor anymore… see…very smooth and spreadable…. like buttaahhh!
If it’s not quite as soft as it should be, I simply add a 1/2 teaspoon of water and mix thoroughly. I’ll keep adding and mixing in small amounts of water until I have a perfect workable consistency and it’s as good as new again.
This plastic wrap tip also works well for tubes of filler, caulking etc. For the tubes, you can also use a piece of tape on the ends before capping them but I do find the plastic works best.
Do you have any tips to keeping your wood filler soft and usable? I’d love for you to share!
Have an amazing day!