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.