Hey, guys! We’re back at it again with another blog post. Today we’re going to talk about a very useful product called timbermate wood filler.
This is a type of wood putty that can be used to fill cracks and holes in the woodwork around your house.
It’s incredibly easy to use and lasts for years without the need for painting or staining unless you want to change its color.
Where is TIMBERMATE?
Wood filler is a compound that fills gaps and holes in wood by dissolving into the open spaces between the fibers of the wood. It comes in different types including epoxy, polyurethane, and vinyl-based fillers.
Each has its own characteristics and uses. The most common type of filler is epoxy which works well with both hardwoods and softwoods.
It’s also more durable than other fillers due to its strength as it expands when mixed with water. Epoxies are easy to work with; however, they can be messy if not applied properly because they tend to drip down from your hands onto other surfaces like clothes or tools during application.
You should always read labels carefully before buying any product because some may contain harmful chemicals such as formaldehyde which could potentially cause problems such as allergies or respiratory issues if inhaled regularly over time (such as if you were working with these chemicals every day).
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How long does Timbermate wood filler take to dry?
You can sand Timbermate wood filler within minutes of applying it. It will then take 24-48 hours to completely dry and harden. Once fully cured, Timbermate can be painted over with latex paint or exterior-grade oil paints.
What is TIMBERMATE made of?
TIMBERMATE is a wood filler, which means it’s used to fill in holes and cracks in wood. It’s an epoxy resin that hardens when you add the hardener.
The epoxy resin itself is made of two parts: one part resin and one part hardener. The ratio of these two things will determine how much filler you need to use as well as its strength once hardened.
When using TIMBERMATE, remember that the harder you mix it (the more mixing force), the stronger it will be when hardened but also take longer to set so make sure not to overdo it!
Does TIMBERMATE shrink?
Yes, TIMBERMATE wood filler shrinks. How much it shrinks depends on the weather. In hot weather and humid conditions, it will shrink more than in cold and dry conditions. It will also shrink more when wet than when dry.
Can Timbermate be used outside?
In short, yes. Timbermate can be used outside but you will need to protect it from rain and snow. It is not waterproof so you should use a clear coat over the filler to protect it from the elements. You can also use Timbermate for filling in gaps in your wood furniture that have been exposed to insects or pests
How do you use Timbermate grain filler?
Before you apply Timbermate grain filler, you’ll need to make sure your surface is clean and dry. If it’s dirty or wet, the wood filler won’t adhere properly.
You can use a damp cloth to wipe down the area around where you’re going to be working and let it dry before starting.
Once your surface is ready, apply a thin layer of Timbermate grain filler with a putty knife and let it dry for around 30 minutes before sanding in one direction (longways) using 120-grit sandpaper until smooth.
What is the difference between wood putty and wood filler?
- Putty is used to filling holes and cracks in wood.
- The filler is thicker and can be sanded down once it has dried. This makes it ideal for adding texture to a surface or filling in larger gaps between pieces of wood.
- Fillers are more expensive than putty, but they should last longer since you won’t need to apply much pressure when using them.
How do you soften Timbermate wood filler?
Softer Timbermate wood filler can be used to cover large defects. The product is available in a number of grits, including a fine sandpaper-like consistency that’s ideal for filling small holes and cracks.
To soften this type of wood filler, you’ll need to heat it up so that it becomes malleable enough to spread into the shape of your choice.
If your hands are not soft or sensitive enough for this task, consider using any one of the following tools:
- Hot water
- Heat gun (can be purchased at hardware stores)
- Hair dryer (can be purchased at drugstores)
- Heat lamp (can be purchased at hardware stores)
- Heat mat (can be purchased at hardware stores)
You can also soften your Timbermate by placing it in a microwave oven set on low power for about 5 minutes—but this method isn’t recommended because it could cause damage if left inside too long.
TIMBERMATE is the perfect solution for filling holes, cracks, and dents in wood. It is easy to use and has a low shrinkage rate so it can be applied to your project without worrying about gaps appearing afterward.
TIMBERMATE comes in a variety of colors so you’ll be sure to find one that matches perfectly!