Epoxy Putty Sticks

  • Fast-curing (20 minutes)
  • Moldable to any shape and will not shrink
  • Does not require heat
  • Bonds to plastic, fiberglass, brass, nylon, aluminum, glass and wood
  • Adheres wood to metal, glass, and ceramic

Mohawk's Epoxy Putty Stick allows you to restore, rebuild, and repair wood and other hard surfaces for a durable and permanent fix. This Epoxy Putty consists of a RESIN and HARDENER, making it the perfect moldable putty for filling large holes and broken corners. Surfaces may be sanded, drilled, stained or painted after application.


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Step-By-Step Instructions


Epoxy Putty is a great filler because it is hard, durable, and it sticks in place very well. It can be used on unfinished wood or finished wood.

Step 1

Mix a small amount of liquid soap into about 2 ounces of water. Keep the soapy mixture ready near where you are making the repair.

Step 2

Pick the Epoxy Stick that is closest in color to the finish you are repairing.

Step 3

Use the Leveler Card, an old charge card, or a plastic putty knife to remove any part of the damage that protrudes higher than the surface of the wood.

Step 4  

Use a knife to cut off a section of the Epoxy Stick that is about the same volume as the area to be filled. Cut parallel to the end of the stick. A section too large will not cause a problem. A section too small will result in the need for a second filling.

Step 5

Use your hands (rubber or vinyl gloves are suggested) or a putty knife to knead the Epoxy Stick that you have cut off until the color is uniform. If the color is marbleized, more kneading is required. The working life of the Epoxy is about 6 minutes after mixing. 

Step 6

Push the mixed Epoxy into the damage until none of the damage is exposed. Wetting your fingers (or the gloves) with tap water will keep the Epoxy from sticking to them.

Step 7

For finished wood: Dip your finger into the soapy mixture and distribute it over the Epoxy in the damage. 

For unfinished wood: Apply lacquer thinner and distribute it over the Epoxy in the damage.

Step 8

Use the Leveler Card, credit card, or plastic putty knife to shape the Epoxy by pulling off the excess away from the damage. Repeat this procedure until the Epoxy is level with the surface of the wood. Continually redistribute the soapy mixture (or add more lacquer thinner for unfinished wood) as you work. If your damage is rounded, you'll have to pull the card according to the contour of the curve so the filler will be the correct shape. If your damage is flat, simply pull the card over the damage from the most advantageous direction until the filler is flat and level with the surface.

Step 9

If wet, dry the area with the cloth being careful not to distort the curing Epoxy fill.

Step 10

Allow the filled area to harden for at least 20 minutes.

Step 11

If you are filling unfinished wood that needs to be stained, sand with 180 grit aluminum oxide sandpaper, especially since sanding increases stainability. If, as in our case, you are working on finished wood, sand with 800 grit waterproof sandpaper, being careful not to break through the finish into the color. Use the soapy mixture as a lubricant for the sandpaper.

Step 12

Use a properly colored Touch Up Marker (as offered on this website) to color over the filled area or the area may be stained.

Step 13 (optional)

You may choose to top coat the damage. Whatever you decided to do, try it first in an inconspicuous area to be sure there are no bad reactions. You will have to make a determination as to what finish is appropriate. You may decide to brush on a varnish. If you are comfortable with spraying lacquer from an aerosol, you may be able to spray the damaged area with clear lacquer. Lacquer for Brass is available on this website and is suitable for use on wood as well as brass, as long as the wood has a fairly shiny finish. If the finish is flat, Lacquer for Brass will be too shiny. After the lacquer dries, use a pad of 4/0 steel wool to lower the sheen. Flatter lacquer aerosol finishes are available at many hardware stores. If you are not comfortable with spraying lacquer, we suggest that you do not perform this step.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I fill damages such as gouges that are ¼” or even ½” in diameter?

Epoxy Putty Sticks can be used to fill damages that might be too large for a wax fill stick. In fact, Epoxy Putty Sticks can be use to fill rather large damages.

What is a good filler for restoring broken edges or corners on my furniture or other wood pieces?

Epoxy Putty Sticks can be used to repair damaged edges and corners. Since they largely consist of epoxy glue, they will hold very well, even on corners and edges.

How should I pick the color of stick to purchase?

Always pick a color lighter than or the same color as the finish on your furniture. Never pick one that is darker.

Are Epoxy Putty Sticks hard to use?

They are not very difficult to use. Like anything else you are trying for the first time, you should practice on a sample board before trying to repair your valuable furniture.