I just noticed that there is a small piece of plastic covering the top of the tube. I am guessing this is to help you get it open, but I don’t want to use anything sharp in case the plastic breaks or chips off into my wood filler.
If anyone has opened one of these tubes before, could you tell me how you did it?
How do you open wood filler tube?
There are several ways to open a wood filler tube.
- Use a sharp knife and slice the top of the tube.
- Use a sharp blade and cut down the middle of the tube.
- Use a screwdriver to pry open your Ronseal Wood Filler Tube, or use pliers if you don’t have access to any tools at all! If you’re in need of an emergency kit during your weekend away in the woods, this is definitely one item that should be included!
If none of these options work for you and your Ronseal Wood Filler Tube is stuck shut for good (or at least until next week), then here are some other suggestions:
How do you use Ronseal Ready Mix wood filler?
The first step is to mix the filler with water. You’ll want to start with a ratio of one part wood filler to three parts water, and you can always add more water if you feel it’s necessary.
The next thing you’ll need is a trowel, which will help spread the filler in an even layer across the surface. This should be done using smooth strokes, so as not to disrupt their consistency or texture.
Once this has been done, use a putty knife (or similar) tool to remove any excess filler that may have gotten onto your surface area while spreading it out evenly with your trowel.
Once all of this has been done, wipe off any excess moisture from around the area by using either a damp cloth or spray bottle filled with plain water—you don’t want anything other than what was originally used for mixing purposes getting anywhere near where it shouldn’t be!
Then take either sandpaper (on its lowest setting) or steel wool pads and rub down any raised edges caused by applying too much pressure when spreading out our newly-mixed Ronseal Ready Mix Wood Filler; again: do not use anything but what we’ve already specified here—other materials could cause damage to both surfaces involved in this process!
How good is Ronseal wood filler?
Ronseal wood filler is an easy-to-use, quick drying filler. It’s great for filling holes and cracks in all kinds of wood, including softwoods such as pine, fir, and spruce; hardwoods such as oak, mahogany, and teak; and plywood. Made from durable polyester resin it can be applied to both rough sawn surfaces and sanded smooth ones alike.
It’s also suitable for filling gaps in plasterboard walls or ceilings where additional insulation may be required to improve thermal efficiency or stop draughts whistling through the wall (it won’t dry out or shrink).
You can use it on surfaces that are damaged by condensation too – just make sure you apply enough coats before painting over the top layer!
How do you soften Ronseal wood filler?
- Use a heat gun
- Use a hair dryer
- Use a heat lamp
- Microwave for 30 seconds at full power, then leave to cool for 60 seconds (repeat if needed)
How do you use a plastic wood tube?
To use a plastic wood tube, you’ll need to:
- Push the plastic wood filler tube into the filler.
You can do this with a screwdriver or similar tool. If you still have trouble getting your tube into the filler, try tapping it with a small hammer until it goes in.
- Cut off the plastic wood filler tube when you’re done using it! You can do this by using a chisel or other sharp object like an Exacto knife to cut through both sides of the top of your tube at once.
Does all wood filler need hardener?
No. Wood filler is a two-part product, which means you need both the filler and hardener. The first part is the filler and it can be used by itself.
However, if you want to make your wood filler last longer and have a better finish on your project, then you will need to mix a small amount of hardener with it (this is what makes it dry).
Can you use Ronseal wood filler without the hardener?
You can use the wood filler without the hardener, but it is not recommended.
The wood filler will not set properly without the hardener, which means that it won’t be as strong, durable or waterproof.
Can I screw it into Ronseal wood filler?
If you have a pre-drilled hole in your woodwork, then yes you can screw it into Ronseal Wood Filler.
However, it’s not recommended that you do this as the gap between the screw and the filler will be too wide for a good bond to form.
It’s best to use a screw that is the same size as the hole in order for there to be maximum contact area for a strong bond between them both.
I hope you are able to open your Ronseal wood filler tube easily. If not, don’t worry, there are other options available for you besides using an elastic band or a pair of scissors!
Please let me know if this article helped solve your problem and if it didn’t I would love to hear from you as well so we can make it better together!