What is the difference between Bondo and Bondo wood filler?

The biggest advantage of using Bondo over a regular wood filler is the short dry time. Wood filler can take hours to dry and require more than one coat. Bondo dries in less than 30 minutes and only requires one coat! This means more projects in less time.

Is Bondo a good wood filler?

Bondo All-Purpose Putty/Body Filler It’s actually made for auto body repairs but works great as a wood filler. This product gives more structure and you can rebuild chunked corners and large gouges. It comes in a quart with a cream hardener that you mix together before application.

What is the best wood filler for exterior wood?

For exterior projects, we recommend Bondo Wood Filler. The two-part formula mixes into a wood-like medium brown hue, then restores and rebuilds rotting or otherwise damaged wood. You can even use it to fill in entire missing pieces.

Is Minwax wood filler the same as Bondo?

The product labeled Minwax High Performance Wood Filler is a great product for what it is designed. It is a two part system like Bondo and even dries grey. It does not come in a tube that can be already cut nor can it dry out. It is harder than wood and lasts years.

How do you repair rotted wood with Bondo?

How to Use Bondo to Repair Wood Rot

  1. Clean away all soft wood rot or use Hardener to harden the soft wood.
  2. Replace large sections of missing wood with new wood.
  3. Mix and apply Bondo All Purpose Putty.
  4. Sand smooth after it hardens.

How long does wood Bondo last?

10 years on they are fine. Maine certainly is a severe climate in terms of temperature variations, so I have to believe that proper preparation is the key to using this product.

Can Bondo be used on exterior wood?

The Bondo All-Purpose Putty is a professional strength, versatile filler that can be used to repair interior and exterior surfaces. With this fast-curing two-part filler, you can make high-quality, long-lasting repairs to metal, masonry, concrete, painted wood, plastic, drywall, and more.

Is Bondo wood filler waterproof?

As a result, Bondo® Wood Filler is water resistant and will not shrink. This saves money, saves time and helps create professional grade repairs that last.

Should you prime wood before Bondo?

Yes, you should prime Bondo before painting. Without primer, the paint will absorb too much into the Bondo and the repair will be noticeable.

Can Bondo wood filler be used without hardener?

No, the wood filler does not harden without adding a hardener. The hardening process happens due to a chemical reaction between the wood filler and the hardener which is also known as the catalyst.

Can you use Minwax High Performance wood filler without hardener?

Because resin does not run out that quickly without having a hardener. Even after it runs out wood filler won’t dry, it only sets. This is why hardener is an essential compound for the hardening process of wood filler. Without the hardener, there is no use of wood filler.