Minwax wood putty

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Forum topic by sedcokid posted 08-24-2010 05:31 AM 10793 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-24-2010 05:31 AM

I have a small container of Minwax wood putty, I used it once since the purchase date of May of this year. When I got it out to use it again today the putty was to hard to use. Now this is where I need some help, is there a way to soften it so that I don’t have to through it away? By the way it has a lid that I tightned in hopes this wouldn’t happen. I am open to any suggestions…

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#1 posted 08-24-2010 05:53 AM

It is suppose to be non harding but if it needs to be softened up a bit you might try mixing a little water in it.
Since it cleans up with soap and water it should soften using a little water.
I added their link to check it out and maybe see what they suggest as well.
I have used wood putty with acetone base and have softened it up using acetone, but once it gets so old it will get lumpy.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#2 posted 08-24-2010 07:45 PM

I just add water. 2 other tips…...........put a piece of saran wrap over the top before putting the lid on and keep it in a zip loc…......after you get is soft enough…....3rd tip is I store things like that in the house as the temp changes are hard on them.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#3 posted 08-24-2010 09:20 PM

I had the same exact thing happen to me, use a little water in it and seal it up well.

-- Hold on! Let me get the board stretcher!

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