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Minwax®
Color-Matched Wood Filler

Minwax® Color-Matched Wood Filler

Overview

Minwax Color-Matched Wood Filler is a ready-to-use formula, ideal for repairing cracks, gouges, nail holes, knot holes, and other defects in all types of finished or unfinished indoor or outdoor wood surfaces.

  • Fills flaws with color, and easily wipe off the excess.
  • No sanding needed, saves time/process and steps.
  • Hardens and cures.
  • Stainable and paintable.

Product Details

Application Tool: putty knife
Location: Interior and Exterior use
Dry Time: 2-6 hours, depending on size of area filled
Cleanup: soap and water
Recommended Uses: for repairing cracks, gouges, nail holes, knot holes, and other defects in all types of finished or unfinished indoor and outdoor wood surfaces
Stain Application: as soon as wood filler has dried and is sanded

Directions

PREPARATION:

Surface must be clean, dry, and free of dirt, grease, oil and loose particles. This product should not be used on holes larger than 3/4". For larger holes, use Minwax High Performance Wood Filler.

APPLICATION:

  1. Using a putty knife, spread a liberal amount of Wood Filler into the area to be filled.
  2. Press the filler firmly in place.
  3. Fill slightly above surface while minimizing overspreading on surrounding areas.

FOR WIPING:

  1. No sanding required!
  2. Scrape off access wood filler with the putty edge.
  3. After approximately 5 minutes, WIPE the area around it with a clean, damp rag while the filler is still wet.

FOR SANDING:

  1. Allow the filler to dry completely.Dry time will vary depending on depth of area to be filled.Most common shallow repairs will dry within 45 minutes.
  2. Deeper repairs may need more than one filling and may require 2-6 hours to dry. Let dry between fillings.
  3. Sand filler smooth and flush to the wood.
  4. Remove all sanding residue before staining, topcoating or painting.

CLEAN UP:

Clean application tools and hands with soap and water before wood filler hardens.

STAINING & FINISHING:

  1. Touch up with Minwax Markers or choose a Minwax penetrating stain, such as Minwax Wood Finish, Minwax Water-Based Stain or Minwax Gel Stain.
  2. Apply according to label directions.
  3. After staining, apply a protective clear finish for long lasting beauty and protection.
  4. For exterior use apply Minwax Helmsman Spar Urethane. Accepts paint as well.

Note:

Not recommended for use with Minwax Polyshades. Do not apply when temperature is less than 40 F. Keep from freezing.

Frequently Asked Questions

CAN MINWAX® COLOR- MATCHED WOOD FILLER BE TOP-COATED?

Yes. Minwax® Color- Matched Wood Filler has been designed to work within the Minwax® system. It can be top-coated with any Minwax® protective clear finish, including Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane, Minwax>® Polycrylic® Protective Finish. It also can be painted.

CAN I USE MINWAX® COLOR- MATCHED WOOD FILLER ON HARDWOOD FLOORS?

No, it is not recommended.

CAN MINWAX® COLOR- MATCHED WOOD FILLER BE USED OUTSIDE?

Yes. Minwax® Color- Matched Wood Filler can be used on exterior wood surfaces, except deck floors

CAN MINWAX® COLOR- MATCHED WOOD FILLER BE USED ON PREVIOUSLY STAINED WOOD?

While not ideal, it can be done. It may be difficult to match the color to the surrounding area.

CAN A NAIL OR SCREW BE PUT IN THE REPAIRED AREA?

Yes, Color- Matched Wood Filler dries to a hard, strong consistency that securely holds nails and screws.

HOW IS MINWAX® COLOR- MATCHED WOOD FILLER DIFFERENT FROM MINWAX ® STAINABLE WOOD FILLER?

Minwax® Color- Matched is designed to fill minor surface imperfections with color. It comes in 5 colors to match Minwax® Wood Finish™ stains. It is designed to fill nail holes, cracks, small gouges and other defects in finished wood. Minwax® Stainable Wood Filler does not come pre-colored. It readily accepts any Minwax® stain and, once stained, will match the surrounding wood. It is designed to fill nail holes, cracks, small gouges and other defects in unfinished wood.

Safety Data Sheet

 

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