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Countless products are available for filling wood, but they all have their problems. They either dry out before you can use them, don’t expand and contract with the wood, aren’t stainable, are messy to use, or just plain don’t stand up to time. Could QuikWood’s two-part epoxy-in-a-stick be a better choice?

The base and activator are already measured out in the right ratio, so all you need to do is cut off a hunk of the stick and knead it in your hands for a minute until the putty-like epoxy is one consistent color. There’s no mess, no measuring, and no stirring.

QuikWood has a working time of 15 to 25 minutes and hardens in 60 minutes. Then it’ll work just like wood, and can even be stained. You can pick up a one-ounce stick for around $5 and, as usual, quantity gets you a discount: A 2-oz. stick costs about $8 to $9.

Other than wood, QuikWood bonds to glass, metal, concrete, ceramics, and plastics. But it isn’t a miracle product — there are applications where you shouldn’t use it. It won’t bond to polyethylene, polypropylene, or Teflon, for example, and you shouldn’t use it in structural or flexible applications.

How does a product like this stack up against traditional wood fillers? Let us know in comments.

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3 Responses to Hot Or Not: Quikwood Epoxy Patch

  1. A.Crush says:

    QuikWood…there’s a Viagra joke there.

    It might be good depending on how you can work with it. For example, the method used in the image seems like a lot of extra work if they are filling a hole in the frame with the intent to let it cure and then carve out the same pattern by hand to match the rest.

    If it’s soft yet firm enough to be shaped at some point prior to fully curing, and you could instead make a mold from the frame (either with the filler itself, plaster, etc.), then add filler, press the mold to it, and have it cure for a nearly perfect repair, this stuff would be worth it.

    Not too many people repair those frames anymore since the majority are just cheapo knock-offs, probably not even real wood. Then again, maybe they’re just made out of the same stuff QuikWood is.

  2. rg says:

    I’ve used epoxy putty similar to this to fix old worn out screw holes in door frames to fix loose hinges, and also to mend crappy old, splintered out door latch holes, etc. So far, it’s held up great. It seems much stronger than the wood it’s repairing, that’s for sure. You can trim it with a sharp chisel, etc.

  3. Dave says:

    For me, definitely hot. I recently replaced all the interior door handles in my house, and the strike plates were a smaller size than the originals, leaving me with a lot of filling to do. I tried using some of the other high-strength wood fillers, but they were too runny and difficult to keep in place (vertically) while they set – not to mention that the auto-body filler smell was pretty overwhelming to use indoors.

    The wood epoxy was stiff enough to mold exactly to my needs, required minimal sanding to finish, and made the job easy on the 5-6 doors I needed to patch. I generally didn’t need to set screws into it, but for the 2 or 3 screws that did need to go into the patch, they seemed to hold well with no tear-out as I anchored them in. No issues with paint coverage after priming – the end result looks amazing. A full thumbs up from me and I’d definitely reach for this for any similar void-filling needs in the future.

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