How To Use Putty Fillers – DIY At Bunnings

How To Use Putty Fillers – DIY At Bunnings


Hi I’m Gerrard. There are heaps of different
putties and fillers for a whole range of different purposes. We have expanding foam, gap filler,
powder filler, timber putties and builders bog. I’m going to tell you a little bit more
about them to help you to work out which one is right for you. But before we start there’s
a few things you’ll need when using putties and fillers: some sandpaper, a sanding block,
a wiping cloth, a broad knife, a putty knife, a flexiblade, a caulking gun, a plastic container
and disposable gloves to protect your skin. First up, let’s talk about expanding foam
which is perfect for filling in large hollow gaps. Before applying make sure the surface
is free from grease and dirt. Remove the cap, shake the can vigorously for sixty seconds
then screw the applicator nozzle onto the valve but be careful not to bend it or break
it. The foam can be applied at any angle. Start from the lowest point of the gap and
work upwards. Don’t overfill it though because the foam will quickly expand. Check the back
of the pack for drying times. Once dry the excess foam will be ready to cut and sand
for an even finish if needed. Next we have gap filler which is ideal for
narrow gaps between skirting boards and around architraves. First make sure there’s nothing
in the gap. Use a putty knife to clear any debris. To apply gap filler you’ll need a
caulking gun. Then you’re ready to go. If there’s any excess filler, just wipe it off
with a clean damp cloth. Powder fillers are a quick and easy way to
repair deep holes. They need to be mixed with water into a thick paste like so. Then push
the paste into your hole and scrape away any excess. Let it dry and you’re ready to paint
over it. Good as new. We also have a range of pre-mixed oil and
water based timber putties which are ideal for filling in small holes and cracks in timber.
Oil based putties dry slowly and remain flexible while water based putties dry hard and leave
you with a nice sandable surface. They also come in a range of colours to match the timber
you’re using. And if you just need something quick and easy,
use builders bog. It’s what the builders use and it’s pretty much good for everything.
Whatever filler you’re using be sure to check the back of the pack for drying times and
safety directions. Now you can finally fill those annoying gaps
around the house. Bunnings Warehouse.

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