Which filler?

Discussion in 'Painters' Talk' started by Lijong Tao, May 18, 2018.

  1. Lijong Tao

    Lijong Tao Member

    My back door is wood in the centre and has a metal capping on the outside. It has some dents in it in places. I have sanded the door down and prepped it removing all the old paint, cracks and previous paint job but I need to fill these dents to make it look better in black.

    What filler would you recommend I use? I have some Red Devil in the shed, would this suffice? I;d appreciate your advice. Thank you.

    Photos attached although the dents aren't very clear.
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  2. Iron_Mike

    Iron_Mike Active Member

    Toupret is a good brand for filler.
     
  3. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Well-Known Member

    Red Devil I think, is one of those weird light weight ready mixed fillers innit ? Ie, you buy a new tub and think it’s empty as it weighs literally nothing

    Not suitable for this application I would say, this type filler doesn’t set rock hard - maybe ok on a plaster wall

    For this type of wood repair, which will be overpainted, you can’t beat Ronseal 2 Part Wood Filler

    Sets in ten mins and ready to sand (dependant in depth/ time), no depth limitation, sets like rock, sands down without too much bother, and with varying grades of paper, blends in perfectly with a glass like finish

    This is the way to go for this repair
     
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  4. Amusementman

    Amusementman New Member

    I agree with above
     
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  5. Lijong Tao

    Lijong Tao Member

    Is it ok hat the door is metal? Will it adhere ok?
     
  6. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Well-Known Member

    Car body filler - although I'm not sure how it differs from the Ronseal tbh.
     
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  7. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Find a supplier of DECOR FILL, again a 2 part filler this one is for the filling of metal, wood, concrete and plastic so far more versatile than the Ronseal wood filler.;)
     
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  8. Lijong Tao

    Lijong Tao Member

    Thank you all
     

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