Introduction: DIY'ers Ultimate Putty

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For years I have always had Durhams on hand for quick fixes. Works great on dry rotted door thresholds. Can be used for many applications. Repairs to crafts and moldings.

Step 1: Supplies

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Durhams water putty available at hardware and big box stores. e.g. Lowe's.

Putty knife


Mixing container.

Also sand paper

Step 2: Mix It Up and Apply

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It can be mixed thin or thick as plaster patch. I like a syrup consistency for hole fills and floor leveler. Once dry, it can be sanded and painted.

Step 3: Pilot Holes Using Finish Nails.

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When your in a pinch and don't have small drill bits. I use finish nails for drilling pilot holes.

Great to share tips with others.


DCA (author)2015-07-11

Great stuff but much harder than ordinary patching plaster or spackling compound. I have found it harder to sand so I try not to smear too much on. Thanks for the ible!

SphereX (author)2014-10-29

It's a must have for many apps.

seamster (author)2014-10-28

Good tips! That Durham's is indeed great stuff, I've got a tub and use it quite a bit for fixing stuff.

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