Elmer's Wood Filler v. Elmer's Finishing Wood Filler/Fill N' Finish

Elmer's Wood Filler v. Elmer's Finishing Wood Filler/Fill N' Finish

Post by hunte » Wed, 09 Feb 2005 15:32:13



Thanks in advance.

I have been unable to track down Elmer's Carpenter's Finishing Wood Filler
(FWF) For Light Woods (aka "Fill N' Finish - Light) at my local Home Depot
and Walmart. No one at the stores had a clue, even though the product I
ended up buying, Elmer's Carpenter's Interior/Exterior Wood Filler, cross
referenced the FWF product.

I was intending to use the FWF for the usual finishing and sanding steps on
the fins and BT, plus I have a damaged BT that I am currently repairing.

Is the Wood Filler essentially the same product as the FWF, or is it
sufficiently different as not to be an appropriate tool for the above
purposes.

Thanks for the help.
Hunter

 
 
 

Elmer's Wood Filler v. Elmer's Finishing Wood Filler/Fill N' Finish

Post by Andrew Gripp » Wed, 09 Feb 2005 19:45:59


It works well, I use it all the time. Easy to apply and sand. I also use
spackle, Red Putty by Model Master and the one part Bondo that comes in the
tube at the auto parts store. The spackle is actually the lightest and
easiest to sand.

Andrew


Quote:
> Thanks in advance.

> I have been unable to track down Elmer's Carpenter's Finishing Wood Filler
> (FWF) For Light Woods (aka "Fill N' Finish - Light) at my local Home Depot
> and Walmart. No one at the stores had a clue, even though the product I
> ended up buying, Elmer's Carpenter's Interior/Exterior Wood Filler, cross
> referenced the FWF product.

> I was intending to use the FWF for the usual finishing and sanding steps
> on
> the fins and BT, plus I have a damaged BT that I am currently repairing.

> Is the Wood Filler essentially the same product as the FWF, or is it
> sufficiently different as not to be an appropriate tool for the above
> purposes.

> Thanks for the help.
> Hunter


 
 
 

Elmer's Wood Filler v. Elmer's Finishing Wood Filler/Fill N' Finish

Post by Davi » Thu, 10 Feb 2005 07:19:16


The product I bought which appears to be closest to the old Fill N Finish
is:

Elmers Superior Staining Wood Filler "Best for Furniture" Light

It says "reorder number E836" next to the UPC symbol.

I bought it at home depot.

-- Davdi

Quote:
> Thanks in advance.

> I have been unable to track down Elmer's Carpenter's Finishing Wood Filler
> (FWF) For Light Woods (aka "Fill N' Finish - Light) at my local Home Depot
> and Walmart. No one at the stores had a clue, even though the product I
> ended up buying, Elmer's Carpenter's Interior/Exterior Wood Filler, cross
> referenced the FWF product.

> I was intending to use the FWF for the usual finishing and sanding steps
> on
> the fins and BT, plus I have a damaged BT that I am currently repairing.

> Is the Wood Filler essentially the same product as the FWF, or is it
> sufficiently different as not to be an appropriate tool for the above
> purposes.

> Thanks for the help.
> Hunter

 
 
 

Elmer's Wood Filler v. Elmer's Finishing Wood Filler/Fill N' Finish

Post by bit eime » Thu, 10 Feb 2005 09:29:25



Quote:
> The product I bought which appears to be closest to the old Fill N Finish
> is:

> Elmers Superior Staining Wood Filler "Best for Furniture" Light

> It says "reorder number E836" next to the UPC symbol.

> I bought it at home depot.

Hmmm, that's the same reorder number that appears on my Fill 'N Finish
container (which also says "Interior Wood Filler Superior Staining Light" on
it).

Maybe they just dropped the FnF name.

--
...The Bit Eimer     NAR 84054      L0
"My goal in life is to be the kind of person my cat thinks he is"
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Elmer's Wood Filler v. Elmer's Finishing Wood Filler/Fill N' Finish

Post by David Weinshenke » Thu, 10 Feb 2005 09:51:51


Quote:



> > The product I bought which appears to be closest to the old Fill N Finish
> > is:

> > Elmers Superior Staining Wood Filler "Best for Furniture" Light

> > It says "reorder number E836" next to the UPC symbol.

> > I bought it at home depot.

> Hmmm, that's the same reorder number that appears on my Fill 'N Finish
> container (which also says "Interior Wood Filler Superior Staining Light" on
> it).

> Maybe they just dropped the FnF name.

I believe that's the case - these products seem to change names a lot.
(Similar situation with the 3M blue masking tape... over the fast few
years, I've seen several names, including "Long-Mask", "Safe-Release",
and "Scotch-Blue".)

-dave w

 
 
 

Elmer's Wood Filler v. Elmer's Finishing Wood Filler/Fill N' Finish

Post by Davi » Thu, 10 Feb 2005 12:11:18


I think you are exactly right, they just changed the name.

-- David

Quote:



>> The product I bought which appears to be closest to the old Fill N Finish
>> is:

>> Elmers Superior Staining Wood Filler "Best for Furniture" Light

>> It says "reorder number E836" next to the UPC symbol.

>> I bought it at home depot.

> Hmmm, that's the same reorder number that appears on my Fill 'N Finish
> container (which also says "Interior Wood Filler Superior Staining Light"
> on it).

> Maybe they just dropped the FnF name.

> --
> ...The Bit Eimer     NAR 84054      L0
> "My goal in life is to be the kind of person my cat thinks he is"
> [remove keinewurst and reverse letters in domain to email me]
> --------------------------------------------------------------

 
 
 

Elmer's Wood Filler v. Elmer's Finishing Wood Filler/Fill N' Finish

Post by Doug Sam » Thu, 10 Feb 2005 13:27:09


Quote:

> I have been unable to track down Elmer's Carpenter's
> Finishing Wood Filler (FWF) For Light Woods (aka "Fill N'
> Finish - Light) at my local Home Depot and Walmart.

That's been experienced here in the Dallas area, too.  A buddy of mine checked at WalMart and HD and came up empty.  I couldn't get any at HD, either, but did get a pint at Lowe's.

I wrote Elmer's, and here's what they said:  "The best places to find it are True Value Hardware. Do It Best Hardware, Ace Hardware and Sutherlands Lumber stores."

They also said that they were dropping the pints, but it would continue to be produced in 4 and 8 oz tubs.

Quote:
> Elmer's Carpenter's Interior/Exterior Wood Filler
> Is the Wood Filler essentially the same product as the FWF,
> or is it sufficiently different as not to be an appropriate
> tool for the above purposes.

My experience with some of the other Elmer's fillers was that you'd need 80 grit to sand some of it.  Pretty tough stuff.  But I swear by FNF.  http://home.flash.net/~samily/stuff/AllFillers.jpg

Doug

 
 
 

Elmer's Wood Filler v. Elmer's Finishing Wood Filler/Fill N' Finish

Post by hunte » Thu, 10 Feb 2005 14:12:27


Thanks everyone for the help. Greatly appreciated.
Hunter


Quote:


> > I have been unable to track down Elmer's Carpenter's
> > Finishing Wood Filler (FWF) For Light Woods (aka "Fill N'
> > Finish - Light) at my local Home Depot and Walmart.

> That's been experienced here in the Dallas area, too.  A buddy of mine

checked at WalMart and HD and came up empty.  I couldn't get any at HD,
either, but did get a pint at Lowe's.
Quote:

> I wrote Elmer's, and here's what they said:  "The best places to find it

are True Value Hardware. Do It Best Hardware, Ace Hardware and Sutherlands
Lumber stores."
Quote:

> They also said that they were dropping the pints, but it would continue to

be produced in 4 and 8 oz tubs.
Quote:

> > Elmer's Carpenter's Interior/Exterior Wood Filler

> > Is the Wood Filler essentially the same product as the FWF,
> > or is it sufficiently different as not to be an appropriate
> > tool for the above purposes.

> My experience with some of the other Elmer's fillers was that you'd need

80 grit to sand some of it.  Pretty tough stuff.  But I swear by FNF.
http://home.flash.net/~samily/stuff/AllFillers.jpg
Quote:

> Doug

 
 
 

Elmer's Wood Filler v. Elmer's Finishing Wood Filler/Fill N' Finish

Post by Kenneth Jaros » Sat, 12 Feb 2005 10:54:54


Hey that's great to know as I'am running low and have been looking for
FNF to no avail. I thought I might try the light stain filler as it
seemed close to what I was using. Closer than I knew but I like the 16
oz. tubes
Ken