Plastic wood filler is a great tool for repairing small cracks and holes in your home or workshop, but it can be hard to tell exactly how much is needed. In this post, we’ll show you how to thin Lepage plastic wood filler so that you get the right amount every time!
1. Open a can of plastic wood filler by prying it off with a putty knife and discard the lid.
To open a can of plastic wood filler, you will need:
- A putty knife. The key to getting the lid off is to pry it with a thin blade, such as a putty knife or box cutter. If you don’t have one handy, try using any other small thin object that you might have around the house, including screwdrivers and chisels. (Note: Using sharp tools like knives or chisels can be dangerous!)
- A can opener. This method works best if your can is unopened and you’re just trying to get at some leftover dried-up filler inside it—but even if you’re pulling from an opened can, there’s no reason not to use this technique! Just as long as your lid isn’t still in place…and remember that sometimes lids come off easily when there’s no pressure on them at all—so don’t push too hard and risk hurting yourself!
- A hammer and chisel (or mallet). If none of these options work for opening your plastic wood filler containers—or if they just aren’t available for whatever reason—you could always resort back into old fashioned tools like hammers or mallets which were created specifically for smashing things apart! Be aware though that using these kinds of destructive methods may damage both yourself AND whatever object/material (s) being broken down…so again – proceed with caution!
2. Pour an equal amount of water into the can as there is wood filler.
- Pour an equal amount of water into the can as there is wood filler. This will thin the plastic wood filler and help to mix the two together. If you pour too much water in, you will end up with a runny mess that won’t dry properly and also may drip out when you paint over it!
3. Place your finger over the rim of the can, being careful not to contaminate the water and wood filler with your fingerprints.
- Place your finger over the rim of the can, being careful not to contaminate the water and wood filler with your fingerprints.
- Don’t use your finger to mix the water and wood filler. It’s already mixed!
- Don’t use your finger to spread the water and wood filler. There are better tools for this job like a wide putty knife or a trowel (which are also great for applying paint in general).
- And finally, don’t use your finger at all when applying LePage Plastic Wood Filler. Instead, use a painting trowel or similar tool that has been cleaned in preparation for spreading out the material after it has dried
4. Invert the can of water and wood filler to mix the two together thoroughly.
- Invert the can of water and wood filler to mix the two together thoroughly. You may have to carefully rotate and shake it or move it in a circular motion to get a good mixture. Be careful not to contaminate the water and wood filler with your fingerprints, as this could create bubbles that will show up later on when you’re using your project. Mixing is essential for thinning out the substance, as well as keeping it from drying out prematurely at room temperature. Look at how thin the two substances become before pouring them into your project: if they are still too thick for what you want, repeat step 4 until they reach an acceptable consistency.
5. Look at how well the two substances mix together and how thin they become.
On the other hand, if you find that it becomes too thick and hard to spread, it means that you need more water. In this case, add more water and mix again. It is also possible that you may have added too much of each substance in the beginning. In this case, add some more of each substance and mix them well again until they become thin enough for application on your project
6. Add more water if you want a thinner consistency of plastic wood filler for easier application to cracks or holes in the woodwork in your home or workshop.
If you’re not satisfied with the consistency of the filler, add more water to make it thinner. Add enough water until you have a smooth liquid that is still thick enough to stay on your brush and apply easily to the woodwork.
7. Spread plastic wood filler over any cracks or holes in the woodwork using a putty knife for bigger areas, or simply apply it by hand for smaller holes and cracks using your finger or a small brush depending on how thin you made it with water in Step 3.
- Spread plastic wood filler over any cracks or holes in the woodwork using a putty knife for bigger areas, or simply apply it by hand for smaller holes and cracks using your finger or a small brush depending on how thin you made it with water in Step 3.
- Once you’ve filled all of the holes and cracks you can see, wipe away any excess material with a damp rag.
8. Set aside ample drying time so that applying paint to new plastic wood filler doesn’t cause it to bleed through to create new blemishes in your finished work along walls and other wooden surfaces in your home or workspace.
Once the plastic wood filler has been applied, you’ll want to make sure that it has plenty of time to dry. This will ensure that when you apply paint or stain, later on, the new surface isn’t stained by bleed-through from your old work along walls and other wooden surfaces in your home or workspace.
There are a few different ways you can go about this:
- You can let it dry for several hours (4-6).
- You can let it dry for a full 24 hours (2 days).
- You can let it dry for a full 48 hours (3 days).
- Instead of using one number here, I’m going with “some amount of time.”
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