How do you keep wood filler from drying out?
Plastic wrap UNDER the lid.
This plastic wrap UNDER the lid keeps the moisture trapped in so the wood filler stays moist, pliable and workable.
I find it works even better than putting the container in a ziplock bag..
How long should wood filler dry before sanding?
30 minutesGive the filler at least 30 minutes to harden; a full hour is even better. True wood fillers may dry so hard that you’ll have a tough time hand-sanding it.
Can you dry wood filler with a hair dryer?
Answer: Yes you can use a hair dryer or a heat gun to dry the mud on a sheetrock repair faster. It is best to let the repair dry a little slower, but if you are in a hurry you can use a hair dryer or a heat gun to speed up the process. How do you reactivate wood filler?
How long does it take for wood filler to harden?
48 hoursCure Time. Allow the filler to cure or dry for at least 48 hours when you are satisfied with the initial application. Check the surface by sanding it lightly with 320-grit sandpaper.
Does wood filler harden without hardener?
It isn’t. This is a non-stainable filler with a smooth putty like consistency that’s used to fill and repair rotted wood etc. And there is a tube of hardener included which you mix with the filler to cause it dry and harden quickly.
What is the difference between wood putty and wood filler?
Wood filler differs from wood putty in that the filler usually consists of sawdust or wood fibers suspended in a binder, while putty is usually a plastic such as epoxy, fiberglass or polyurethane. Moreover, unlike filler, putty doesn’t harden. Wood filler isn’t weatherproof and won’t last outdoors.