can I use joint compound instead of wood filler?

I’ve got a small hole in my wall and I need to fix it. I was thinking of using a joint compound, but then I saw some wood filler at the store. I’m not sure what to do! Can you help me decide which product is best?

What can I use to substitute wood filler?

Can I put drywall mud on wood?

Drywall mud is made for walls, not for wood.

Drywall mud is not wood glue. It’s a completely different product that can be used to fill holes and cracks in drywall joints. You shouldn’t use it on any other materials besides drywall, because it won’t stick well to anything else!

Drywall mud is not a wood filler either! It will not fill gaps between boards of your furniture or damage caused by water damage.

Can joint compounds be used to fill holes?

Yes! A joint compound is a good filler for small holes. The compound, applied with a putty knife and smoothed out with a 2-inch paintbrush, will fill the hole to about 1/4 inch (0.6 cm). If you want to fill more than that you can build up layers of joint compound until it reaches the desired thickness.

Joint compound is easy to use because you don’t have to mix anything or wait for it to dry before sanding it down; just open up your bucket of joint compound and go!

You can also clean up any messes quickly and easily because they’re water soluble—just wipe away any drops that have fallen onto your floor or countertop with a damp rag.

Can I use a patching compound on wood?

In short, yes. A joint compound can be used to fill gaps between a wall and floor. It’s important to note that a joint compound is not the same thing as a wood filler.

Joint compound is used to fill cracks and holes in walls, while wood filler is used primarily for filling holes in woodwork or furniture.

However, many people use both products interchangeably without any problem.

How do you fill wood without wood filler?

You can use a filler that is made of a different material than wood. Most fillers are either epoxy or polyester resin, which are both water-resistant and often used for outdoor projects.

Wood is not normally water-resistant, so it may not be a good idea to use one of these materials if you’re planning on painting your project afterward.

If you’re going to paint over your woodwork after filling it up with resin and sanding it down smooth again, then this technique could work well for you.

However, if you’re looking for something more traditional (and less toxic), then using joint compound as filler might be better suited for your needs!

Can I make my own wood filler?

You can make your own wood filler, but it’s more work than buying it.

If you’re looking to get into DIY projects and be ultra frugal, making your own wood filler might seem like a great option.

However, if you’re just doing a few small repairs around the house or fixing a broken chair leg, getting ready-made stuff is probably best since it’ll be faster and easier to use. Plus, you won’t have to waste time cleaning up after yourself!

Can joint compound be applied to plywood?

Joint compounds can be applied to plywood and wood. It can also be used on drywall, concrete, and brick.

Some people prefer to use it over stucco because it’s a stronger material.

Using joint compound for all these purposes is recommended if you are repairing an area that has been damaged or needs repair work done on it.

Can you apply joint compound over plywood?

A joint compound is not intended to fill gaps, large holes, or cracks. A joint compound is designed for smaller imperfections and should only be used at that scale.

For example, if you have a small hole in your wall from a nail, joint compound may do the trick for you. If you have a large hole in your wall from an old light fixture that was removed without a care for what was behind it, then the joint compound won’t work very well there either.

In fact, applying any type of filler over plywood can be problematic since plywood is known to expand and contract with humidity changes–which could cause the filler to crack over time as it expands or contracts differently than the surrounding wall surface or substrate material (drywall).


If you’re looking to fill in cracks and holes, a joint compound is a great option. It’s easy to apply and will harden quickly so that you can sand it down right away.

You can also use joint compound on plywood or other surfaces like particle board since it will bond with any kind of wood grain.

But if you don’t have time or just don’t want to deal with mixing up a new batch every time you run out, then try using PVA glue instead!

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Martin Flood

Martin Flood has been working in the construction industry for over 20 years as a general contractor with expertise in remodeling projects that are large or small. He has furthered his career by specializing in epoxy resin flooring, providing excellent service to both commercial and residential clients. Martin’s experience enables him to offer professional advice on how to choose the right type of project based on your needs and budget.

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