Brown filler.

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Brown filler.

Postby rue_d_etropal » Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:09 pm

We have probably all done it, used plaster next to track, or on scenery and it gets knocked revealing bright white spots. Easy to remedy with paint but I think I might have found something better.
I needed something brown to spread along side of track, covering sleepers, chocolate you might suggest :lol: . I was considering ready mixed white plaster, bought some, but before I used it I came across some brown wood filler in local Wilkinson's store(it really is the replacement for old style Woolworth's) . Normally these wood filler are solvent based, but this looks more like plaster, so does not appear to attack plastics(yet). I spread some next to track, and left it overnight. I seems to dry very slowly, but there appears to be no adverse reaction, so I continued to use it on other parts of layout. As it is brown, it looks like dirt so if painted and then scratched does not show up badly.
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Re: Brown filler.

Postby Colin Peake » Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:53 pm

I've used the white version of Wilko wood filler to embed track before (simply as it was to hand) and suffered no problems. It seems to be a different formula to the ready-mixed interior filler, I'm not sure it is plaster. Used some today for it's intended purpose in a decorating project!

BTW, Wilkinson/Wilko are a local company to us and my Dad once met with the founder on official business. His aim was that they were just like the Woolworths of old, so it is a valid comparison. Sadly, since the loss of Woolworths, the cheaper end competitors have given them a run for their money on value, but the quality of their own-brand products is usually very higher.

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