If you have hard wood putty that is in need of restoration, there are a few things that you can do. In this blog post, we will discuss the different methods that can be used to restore hard wood putty and make it look like new again!
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How To Restore Hard Wood Putty?
There are multiple ways to restore your wood putty that has become hard in the jar.
Put a couple of drops of canola, vegetable, olive or any cooking oil into your wood putty and start to massage it into the product. Some have even used petroleum jelly. The putty will start to soften and come back to life. It may be easiest if you remove it from the jar and fold the oil into the putty.
You can put your wood putty in a bowl of hot water and let it soak. Then you can fold and knead it into your hands until it brings back it’s elasticity.
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How To Soften Wood Filler In A Tube
If the hard wood putty is stuck in the tube and will not come out, you can soften it by using a hair dryer. Point the hairdryer at the opening of the tube and hold it there for a few seconds. The heat will cause the putty to soften and you should be able to squeeze it out.
How To Soften Plastic Wood Filler
If the hard wood filler is too hard to work with, you can soften it by heating it up. However, be very careful when doing this as the filler can easily catch on fire. Place the hard wood filler in a microwave-safe container and heat it for about 20 seconds. Stir it well and reheat it if needed. Test the temperature of the filler before using it to make sure it’s not too hot.
If you don’t have a microwave, you can soften hardwood putty by placing it in a container and filling it with hot water. Let the wood putty soak for about 30 minutes. Stir it well and test the temperature before using it.
You can also try using a hair dryer to soften the hardwood putty. Hold the hair dryer about six inches away from the wood putty and heat it for about 30 seconds. Stir it well and test the temperature before using it.
Can You Make Wood Putty Soft Again?
If you are wondering how to restore hard wood putty, the good news is that it is possible. However, the process can be a little tricky.
If you are dealing with hard wood putty, the best way to soften it up again is by heating it up. You can do this by using a heat gun, stove, or even a hair dryer. Be very careful when heating up hard wood putty as it can easily become too hot and start to smoke. Once the putty has been heated up, you can begin to work with it again. Use a spoon or spatula to apply it to the surface and then use a damp cloth to smooth it out.
You can also put a couple of drops of canola, vegetable, olive or any cooking oil into your wood putty and start to massage it into the product. Some have even used petroleum jelly. The putty will start to soften and come back to life. It may be easiest if you remove it from the jar and fold the oil into the putty.