DAP Plastic Wood Natural Wood Filler 1.5 oz.(21500)

Item no: 10924 | 070798215009
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  • Sub Brand: Plastic Wood
  • Color: Natural
  • Product Type: Wood Filler
  • Container Size: 1.5 oz.
  • Dry Time: 1 hr.
  • Paintable: Yes
  • Flammable: Yes
  • Cleanup: Water
  • Sandable: Yes
  • Indoor and Outdoor: Indoor and Outdoor
  • For patching holes and deep scratches in wood


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Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500)
 
2.6

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (17)

41%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to clean (8)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

  • Messy (16)
  • Deteriorates (9)
  • Not durable (9)

Best Uses

  • Small areas (15)
  • Detailed work (6)
  • Large areas (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (19), Casual do-it-yourselfer (10), Professional (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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I use the solvent based in my acoustic drum building. I can drill through it, sets fast and dries very hard. I keep acetone on hand to keep it pliable and for clean...Read complete review

I use the solvent based in my acoustic drum building. I can drill through it, sets fast and dries very hard. I keep acetone on hand to keep it pliable and for clean up. By far the best product on the market. Takes stain well and sands very nicely. Extremely volatile, so keep it well ventilated or use a good mask

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Two bd experiences

Today I bought a tube of this to use to fill some cracks in my deck. As I squeezed the tube, it basically blew up in my hand. It was of no use. ...Read complete review

Today I bought a tube of this to use to fill some cracks in my deck. As I squeezed the tube, it basically blew up in my hand. It was of no use. I bought the same product about a month ago and it was fine. A year or so ago, I tried the same product in a can. It was dry off the shelf. Years ago, this was a reliable product. Not so much so now it seems.

You also used to be able to get, if I recall correctly, a decent sized tube of the product. All I can find now is around 2 oz tubes.

Reviewed by 36 customers

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5.0

DAP Plastic Wood works wonders!!!

By J. Scot

from USA

About Me Professional

Pros

  • Cures quickly & sands beautifully

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment industry - prop & set construction

    Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

    I use DAP Plastic Wood wood filler all the time for building props and set pieces in the entertainment industry. Many of the negative reviews I've seen here are based on not understanding the product or how to properly use it. Used correctly, this stuff is fantastic! It cures quickly, sands beautifully, and takes paint with ease. Thanks, DAP, for producing a terrific and reliable product. Keep up the good work!!!

    (Oh, and for those complaining about the can being 'half empty'... that's how it's supposed to be! The space is for mixing/thinning with acetone and adding color.)

     
    3.0

    no

    By Jim

    from Meridian, Idaho

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

    Only half a can. Won't purchase again. Kinda pricey for the amount you get. Works OK.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Like trying to spread dried peanut butter

    By Barry

    from Texas

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Deteriorates
    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • Small Areas

    Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

    Bought a can of this stuff. Big air pocket in the center and the can was half full. Stuff was difficult to spread, dried within a matter of seconds and flaked everywhere. Leave a lid off a jar of peanut butter for a few days and try to spread it and you'll get the experience of what working with this product is like.

     
    1.0

    I would not buy again.

    By Ally

    from New york

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean
    • Worked great

    Cons

    • Dried up

    Best Uses

    • Large Areas
    • Small Areas

    Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

    Loved the product initially but when I went to use again it was solid rock. It was closed properly. Disappointed because I purchased the larger size.

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Product dries out

    By ThomasL

    from San Luis Obispo, CA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Deteriorates

      Best Uses

      • Small Areas

      Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

      Wood filler in can dried out easily, even when can was stored upside down. Is there any way to add something like acetone to it to bring it back to a workable paste?

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      This is awful

      By Kelsey

      from Madison, WI

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily
      • Deteriorates
      • Messy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

        I got talked into this at the hardware store instead of my usual epoxy-based stuff and WOW. Total garbage. Chunky, dries too fast to work. Never again.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great stuff

        By Frank

        from La puente ca

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean
        • I would recommend this product. Easy clean up
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Detailed Work
          • Good for details
          • Small Areas

          Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

          I like this product. I have been using all this product for more than 40 years and so far plastic wood work great. I yet need to try and stains on it.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          terrible tube

          By Lou

          from San Mateo CA

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Messy

            Best Uses

            • Small Areas

            Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

            on the first use of the tube, the opening clogged up and needed to be opened with a nail about 3 times (each time a small amount came out and then it sealed itself up again. on the final squeeze the end of the tube burst open and the contents went all over my clothes - 'still trying to work out how to remove plastic wood from cotton

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Been Buying This Product For Over Fifty Years

            By Wade

            from Tomball, TX

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Easy To Clean
            • Ergonomic Grip
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Detailed Work
              • Small Areas

              Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

              I have been using Dap Plastic Wood for over fifty years. Never a problem. Has always done the exact job it is designed to do. Always store can upside down as per instructions. Great product.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Don't buy the tube

              By K...the table maker

              from Northern California

              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Breaks Easily
                • Messy

                Best Uses

                • Detailed Work

                Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

                DAP...if the tube is not working for so many of us, you have a packaging problem. If you think it is b/c is old product, put a "use by" date on the packaging. I just bought some at Ace, used a tiny bit one day, then the next day, the bottom of tube broke open...a mess.

                If you want your customers to buy your product with a good degree of satisfaction, you need to figure out how to perform right in their homes/business...not make a mess and waste our time.

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Cans half full

                By Bob Thomas

                from Northampton,Pa

                Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

                The cans are only half full,I bought four cans and there was an air pocket in every can

                (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Have bought the product for 50 years.

                By rh13

                from Northern Virginia

                About Me Professional

                Pros

                • Easy To Clean
                • Even Paint Distribution

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Detailed Work
                  • Small Areas

                  Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

                  The product works well if you follow the directions carefully. Have some acetone, for thinning, on hand. Use the tube only once; there's no way to thin the product in the tube. The product dries out fast and works best if the consistency is close to that of peanut butter. Keep in mind: a thin coat dries in an hour or less, but a coat too thick, greater than a quarter inch, takes a very long time, sometimes days. When applied carefully, the product is strong, finishes nicely, blends nicely, and takes paint well.

                   
                  2.0

                  This stuff is terrible.

                  By Jegg

                  from Cleveland, OH

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Deteriorates
                    • Hard to use.
                    • Messy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

                      Thought this would be good to buy in a can, so I could use it for several projects. No matter how much I stirred, it was a dry crumbly mess. Totally worthless on anything but the tiniest of dents. Managed to get maybe 5 or 6 screw holes filled, and used about 5 times as much as I should have just to get that. So dry, there was no way to get it inside small cracks. Impossible to smooth out. Wound up scraping most of it off and throwing the can in a trash. Feel like I got cheated out of my money.

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      I WILL BE PURCHASING THIS AGAIN

                      By Jynxpyxie

                      from Seattle, WA

                      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Clean

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Small Areas

                        Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

                        This was my first experience with Plastic Wood. The product was better than expected in its ease of use. It wasn't messy in my opinion. I used it to fill some deep holes in exterior siding and window frames.

                        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        beware this product

                        By do it all yourselfer

                        from chicagoland IL

                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Breaks Easily

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

                            bought the can first.. it was all dry. bought the tube next and it exploded on the crimped end because the top was dry. material all over a new golf shirt and slacks. I cannot get it out. please advise. The product is not reliable. is customer service reliable?

                            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Sands and Stains like wood

                            By Chrisj

                            from Medford Oregon

                            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Clean

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

                                This stuff is the best in permanent wood repair. Sands and stains like real wood. I wish they had more species to choose from. Purple Hart, Mahogany and the like.

                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                The tube is fine if you follow the directions

                                By Novice

                                from Chicago, IL

                                About Me Beginner

                                Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

                                Others hate the tube, but I thought it was fine. The directions say to knead it prior to use, which is a must. Before cutting the tip, I threw it in the microwave for 10 seconds -- probably not recommended, but it worked perfectly for me!

                                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                Found How To Use the Tube!

                                By Birdfoot

                                from Clearwater, Florida

                                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                Pros

                                • Product does the job well

                                Cons

                                • Deteriorates
                                • Messy
                                • Tube is a mess. Buy the can.

                                Best Uses

                                • Small Areas

                                Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

                                Before using the tube, I read the previous reviews on how bad the tube was. I had my $5 invested in it already, so I learned from your experiences. I wrapped the tube in a plastic bag and taped around the top of it, but didn't need to do this since the tube never leaked. I punctured the tube with the cap and then used a ten-penny nail to widen the opening. I pushed the nail through the crusty 1/3 of the tube to the softer middle. Then I applied the product, squeezing (hard) from the bottom of the tube, to force the semi-dry compound into the hole. After a while, some liquid came out with the compound, and I pressed the liquid into the compound with a putty knife, to moisten it. Too much work to fill a little break-away in the wood. But the product is drying satisfactorily now, and I expect to be able to drill the screw-holes in tomorrow, and finish the project. -- My advice: The product is great, but the tube is too difficult to use. Avoid the aggravation by buying the little can and applying the product with a putty knife.

                                (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                1.0

                                Do not buy!!!

                                By Grandma S

                                from Louisville, Ky

                                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Deteriorates
                                  • Messy

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

                                    I just bought this last week and opened it tonight. The product coming out of the end of the tube was all dried up and crumbled. I started rolling up the end of the tube thinking it was just think and then the creased end broke and more liquidy product started coming out. What a waste !

                                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    3.0

                                    Product itself is great...DO NOT buy the squeeze tube

                                    By Sawdust warrior

                                    from Athens, GA

                                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Small Areas

                                        Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

                                        I have used Plastic wood for the last few years and have had great success with it. I typically buy the small metal container but this time I chose to purchase the squeeze tube. BAD IDEA. I have had the same experience as other posters below. The product at the top of the tube was really gritty and half dry. I squeezed about 1/2" of product out of the tube and "POP" the entire bottom of the tube blew out. I had a giant glob of plastic wood sitting on my hardwood floors (wiped right up, so not a big deal, but if I had been on the carpet portion of the floor it would have been a mess). I ended up squeezing the entire tube worth of product out through the bottom into a plastic dish and completing my project, but there was no saving what was left and my project timeline got extremely condensed.

                                        Great product but DAP needs to do some serious work on the squeeze tube packaging.

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Walnut color works well with teak

                                        By Jeff

                                        from Puget Sound, WA

                                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Apply
                                        • Easy To Clean

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Small Areas

                                          Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

                                          Used the product which comes in a small metal can. Works just fine applied with a putty knife. I found the walnut color matches the teak in the interior of my boat quite well.

                                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          1.0

                                          Horrible packaging

                                          By Cathy

                                          from Fort Worth, Texas

                                          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Breaks Easily
                                            • Messy

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

                                              Opened the container straight from the store and on second squeeze bottom blew out and now I have plastic wood all over my carpet.

                                              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              1.0

                                              Horrible Product

                                              By jkeyeser

                                              from Pocatello, ID

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                • Breaks Easily
                                                • Messy

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

                                                  The small tube is a joke. When I opened it, it was a bit dry and barely squeezable. As I squeezed more, the crimped end blew up. Initially it was liquid but started drying up. What I could use of it, it was more usable out of the burst end. Not a good product or container.

                                                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  1.0

                                                  Good grief, do something about the container

                                                  By OldDude

                                                  from Nashville, TN

                                                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Messy

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

                                                      simple patching of nail gun holes. While squeezing the product from the tube , as others have noted, the crimped end burst open. After using probably 2% of the product, the rest is useless. Expect way better from DAP. Apparently this is a common problem. Will warn off friends.

                                                       
                                                      1.0

                                                      This should be sold as a firestarter, not a filler.

                                                      By Bree

                                                      from Pensacola, Florida

                                                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                      Pros

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Difficult Application
                                                        • Messy
                                                        • Smells Awful

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Fire starter or survival tool

                                                        Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

                                                        I used this product because it was recommended to me by the store assistant. I really wish I hadn't listened to him, because this stuff doesn't work well at all. I really want my money back and now I'm going to be behind on my project. I'm redoing my countertops with wood and used this to help fix some flaws. Didn't work well at all. I had to use my fingers for application, and it was like somewhat clay-like, but very hard to properly fill the holes and very grainy. I'm waiting on it to dry so I can sand it but I'm not confident that the results will be proficient.

                                                        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        Update easy to use filling in

                                                        By Furniture addict

                                                        from Florida

                                                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                        Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

                                                        Ok so i sanded and applied my 2nd layer sanded again after just an hour and added a little in the divets i let that dry again an hour and sanded...pics below
                                                        This piece i used it on is 1950's and shabby chic'd no need for it to absolutely flawless (justifying)....however i was able to build the bottom and fill in this cavity ...the big chunk of wood missing that made this piece ugly is now in the past...just need to do a little more sanding, chalk painting and its as good as the rest of the original wood....smooth as a babys butt :)

                                                        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        I would buy again, only if painting over and not staining

                                                        By Furniture addicts

                                                        from Florida

                                                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                        Pros

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Large Areas

                                                            Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

                                                            Holds a good form, easy to use to fill in large missing wood
                                                            My first layer I let dry overnight total of about 15 hours...rock hard setting this morning...sand and build another layer should be able to paint by tomorrow morning...i will upload another pic when done

                                                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                             
                                                            1.0

                                                            "Stainable"

                                                            By David

                                                            from Bridgeville, PA

                                                            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                            Pros

                                                              Cons

                                                              • It is not stainable

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

                                                                If "stainable" means repels stain, then yes, 5 stars. If you are trying to stain a patch to match the surrounding wood, forget it. 0 stars.

                                                                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                College Dorm Doors

                                                                By Richard

                                                                from Illinois

                                                                About Me Professional

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Durable

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                  • Detailed Work
                                                                  • Large Areas
                                                                  • Small Areas

                                                                  Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

                                                                  I am using this to repair missing laminate on dorm room doors. I did add some acetone to make it more pliable and easier to spread, I am applying it in thin layers, sand smooth and reapply to get desired thickness. So far I am very content with this product, it also helps to apply it to a clean dry surface, after all it is meant to bond to wood.

                                                                   
                                                                  1.0

                                                                  Worst wood filler I've used

                                                                  By James

                                                                  from Tennessee

                                                                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                    Cons

                                                                    • Breaks Easily
                                                                    • Messy

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                      Comments about Plastic Wood 1-1/2oz Wood Filler Tube (21500):

                                                                      Before first use I had to add acetone to be able to use. I got it to the consistency of peanut butter. The spot that I had to fill was quite small but to make it blend I extended about 3 inches to each side of the area to be repaired before I could get to the midway point the plastic wood that was being spread was drying so quickly that within 1 minute of starting it was unworkable

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