Minwax® Stainable Wood Filler is ideal for repairing cracks, small gouges, nail holes, knot holes and other defects in all types of unfinished indoor and outdoor wood surfaces.

Minwax® Stainable Wood Filler is specially formulated to accept Minwax® penetrating wood stains.

It is designed for use with oil-based and water-based wood stains.


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Application Tool: putty knife
Cleanup: soap and water
Dry Time: 2-6 hours, depending on size of area filled
Recommended Uses:
for filling cracks, small gouges, nail holes, knot holes and other defects in unfinished wood


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Surface must be clean, dry, and free of dirt, grease, oil and loose particles. For rotted wood use Minwax® Wood Hardener to strengthen wood fibers before applying Minwax® Stainable Wood Filler.This product should not be used on holes larger than 3/4″. For larger holes use, Minwax® High Performance Wood Filler.



  • Squeeze a liberal amount of Minwax® Stainable Wood Filler into the area to be filled and press firmly into place, using a putty knife. Fill slightly above surface to allow for sanding while minimizing overspreading on surrounding areas. Remove excess.
  • Allow the filler to dry completely. Dry time will vary depending on depth of area to be filled. Most common shallow repairs will dry within 2 hours. For deeper holes, fill in layers 1/4″ at a time, which may require 2-6 hours to dry.
  • Sand filler smooth and flush to the wood. Remove all sanding residue before staining, topcoating or painting.



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Q: What kind of stain does Minwax® Stainable Wood Filler accept?

Minwax® Stainable Wood Filler has been formulated to accept all Minwax® penetrating stains, including Minwax® Wood Finish, Minwax® Gel Stain and Minwax® Water Based Wood Stain.

Q: Can Minwax® Stainable Wood Filler be top-coated?

Yes. Minwax® Stainable Wood Filler has been designed to work within the Minwax® system. It can be top-coated with any Minwax® protective clear finish, including Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane, Minwax>® Polycrylic® Protective Finish. It also can be painted.

Q: Can Stainable Wood Filler be used with a one-step stain and finish, such as Minwax® PolyShades®?

No, it is not recommended for use with Minwax® PolyShades®.

Q: Can I use Minwax® Stainable Wood Filler on hardwood floors?

No, it is not recommended.

Q: Can Minwax® Stainable Wood Filler be used outside?

Absolutely. Minwax® Stainable Wood Filler can be used on exterior wood surfaces.

Q: Can Minwax® Stainable Wood Filler be used on previously stained wood?

While not ideal, it can be done. It may be difficult to match the color to the surrounding area.

Q: Can a nail or screw be put in the repaired area?

Yes, Stainable Wood Filler dries to a hard, strong consistency that securely holds nails and screws.

Q: How is Minwax® Stainable Wood Filler different from Minwax Wood Putty®?

Minwax Wood Putty® is designed to fill minor surface imperfections in finished wood. It comes in ten colors to match Minwax® Wood Finish™ stains and it does not harden. Stainable Wood Filler is designed to fill nail holes, cracks, small gouges and other defects in unfinished wood. It does not come pre-colored. It readily accepts any Minwax® stain and, once stained, will match the surrounding wood.



  1. Przed nałożeniem Minwax® StainableWood Filler na zgniłe drewno zastosuj Minwax® High Performance Wood Hardener, aby wzmocnić drewno.
  2. Nie jest rekomendowany do zastosowania z Minwax® Polyshades®.


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