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GenerationWW

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525 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: advice tips wood filler

Hi everyone! I’m looking for tips on how to keep wood filler from getting moldy. I don’t use it to much so it sits for a while but when I need it, I usually have to buy more because I’m reluctant to use the moldy stuff on my projects even the tub is mostly full. So, any tips so I don’t have to keep wasting filler and money? Thanks

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Clint Searl

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#1 posted 525 days ago

A couple drops of vodka on top.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 524 days ago

I had that problem with MinWax wood filler but TimberMate has never grown mold in my shop. And it’s a lot better product IMHO.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 524 days ago

Vodka works good like Clint suggested. I keep a large selection as a few drops go into the putty and a slightly larger amount into my cup… (laughing) As my in laws are Russian I can attest to the fact that potato mash vodka is far superior to the grain stuff, albeit more expensive. :)))

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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GenerationWW

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#4 posted 524 days ago

Gfadvm, Minwax is the brand I use, or at least use to. I will have to try Timbermate next time. Since I just about have a full container of Moldwax I will try the vodka trick to hopefully use what I have. Thanks guys!

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 523 days ago

Now you have a new project, a hideaway Vodka stash so nobody takes a nip and you run out. (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 523 days ago

GenerationWW- My MinWax got to stinking so bad I gagged every time I opened it!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 523 days ago

I always use Bix stain putty. It is a powder and you mix it with water or you can use stain with it but it takes overnight to dry. If you use water, it dries fast and will take a stain when you finish the whole piece!!
............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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GenerationWW

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#8 posted 523 days ago

woodbutcherbynight, that would a good project! lol. gfadvm, that’s the way it is for me, it makes me upset that the mold happens so fast. You would think they would change the formula to prevent mold growth. Jim, I’ve never tried powder, that’s something else for me to look into.

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Bill White

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#9 posted 523 days ago

Timbermate here in my shop. The solvent based fillers are a pain.
I have a small shop fridge, and I keep unused spackling in the fridge to keep it from growing hair.
Bill

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woodbutcherbynight

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#10 posted 522 days ago

Bill, that is no good for me, the frig is for the orange juice which goes with the vodka. We have NO room for much else, one has to remain FULLY stocked at all times in case company shows up. (laughing)

GenerationWW keep an eye out for my next post I will be in the shop all day tomorrow. Have to decide where to put it and expect to have this Vodka hideaway built and the finishing process started. End of the week look for my new post. (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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