The Best Wood Filler 2022

A wood filler is designed to fill a range of imperfections in all types of wood and they are available in multiple shades and sizes. Within this article, we list some of the best formulas that are easy to use, fast drying and leave behind a durable finish.

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If you require a quick answer, the best wood filler is the Everbuild Multi-Purpose, which is able to repair a range of imperfections in all types of wood. However, if you require a professional grade formula, the Ronseal High Performance is the best alternative that provides a super strong finish and dries in just 30 minutes.

To rate the wood fillers within this article, we based our recommendations upon testing multiple formulas. This can be seen in the photo of the door frame above as well as in the “How We Rated” section below. We also based our recommendations upon plenty of research and a number of factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the filling depth, drying time, ease of application, quality of the finish, compatible wood surfaces, size and value.

Wood Filler Comparison

Wood FillerDrying TimeSize
Everbuild Multi-Purpose60 Minutes360g
Ronseal High Performance30 Minutes1KG
Roxil 2-Part30 Minutes280g
Ronseal Multi-Purpose120 Minutes250g
Polycell Polyfilla120 Minutes380g
Rustins Acrylic120 Minutes250g

Below is a list of the best wood fillers that are easy to use, dry quickly and leave behind a high quality finish.

The Best Wood Filler


1. Everbuild Multi-Purpose Wood Filler

Everbuild Multi-Purpose Wood Filler
By far the most popular and highly rated wood filler available in the UK is the Everbuild Multi-Purpose formula. It’s a ready mixed and easy to apply filler that’s ideal for all types of wood and can be used internally or externally.

Depending upon the finish you require, the brand offer this particular wood filler in light or medium stain, pine, white, light or dark oak, mahogany and teak. They also offer it as a high performance 2 part wood filler too.

Other features of the Everbuild Mult-Purpose include:

  • Leaves behind a sandable surface
  • Non-flammable and minimal odour
  • Waterproof finish once dry
  • Dries within 60 minutes
  • Fills up to 5mm in depth
  • 360g tub

To conclude, the Everbuild Multi-Purpose wood filler ticks all the boxes in terms of its filling abilities, ease of use and value for money. You really can’t go wrong with this formula and it certainly won’t disappoint.

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2. Ronseal High Performance Wood Filler

Ronseal High Performance Wood Filler
The Ronseal High Performance is a wood filler that we have plenty of experience with (as shown in the condition of our tin in the top photo). Although expensive, it’s a professional grade formula that comes in a large 1KG tub.

According to the brand, it’s able to provide extremely tough repairs that won’t shrink or crack to any type of wood.

Other features of the Ronseal High Performance include:

  • Unbeatable protection
  • Natural, dark or white finishes
  • Fast to dry (30 minutes)
  • Suitable for interior and exterior use
  • Fills more than 5mm deep (in layers)
  • Large 1KG tub

If you are willing to spend a little extra, the Ronseal High Performance is the ultimate wood filler that’s ideal for any repair. Apart from the premium price tag, you won’t find a better filler that provides as good of a finish as this formula.

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3. Roxil 2 Part Wood Filler

Roxil Wood Filler
If you would prefer to use a 2 part wood filler instead of a ready mix formula, the Roxil filler is a great option to consider. According to the brand, it has excellent moulding, adhesive and sanding properties and it’s incredibly easy to use even if its your first time using a wood filler. It also benefits from being fast to cure with an estimated time of 30 minutes.

Other features of the Roxil 2 Part include:

  • Easy to mix together
  • Styrene-free formulation
  • Suitable for interior or exterior use
  • Each tub provides a coverage of 220 cm³
  • Can be layered for larger defects in wood
  • Supplied with an applicator
  • 280g tub

Although expensive, the Roxil 2 Part wood filler is a high quality formula that provides a strong and long lasting finish. The fact that it’s a 2 part formula also allows you to adjust the hardener to best suit your requirements too.

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4. Ronseal Multi-Purpose White Filler

RONSEAL 34739 Multi-Purpose Wood Filler
Another wood filler by the Ronseal brand that’s far more affordable when compared to the High Performance formula is their Multi-Purpose alternative. It’s a ready mix filler that’s ideal for general wood repairs and dries in two hours.

Other features of the Ronseal Multi-Purpose include:

  • Can be layered to fill large holes
  • Suitable for indoor or outdoor repairs
  • Once dry, it can be sanded, stained, screwed and nailed
  • Available in white, dark, medium and oak colours
  • Promises not to shrink or crack
  • 250g tub

Overall, the Ronseal Mutli-Purpose is an excellent all-round option that promises great filling capabilities in a range of wood types. The only drawback is that the wood filler comes in a 250g tub and you may use it all up very quickly.

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5. Polycell Polyfilla For Wood

Polyfilla Tub for Wood General Repairs
Polycell are a brand that are well-known for their standard wall filler but they also produce a filler for general wood repairs. It comes in a 380g tub and according to the brand, it fills up to 10mm deep in all types of wood.

Other features of the Polycell Polyfilla For Wood include:

  • Dries within 2 hours
  • Easy to sand down once dry
  • Flexes with the wood
  • Interior or exterior use
  • Can be nailed or screwed
  • Water resistant

To conclude, the Polycell Polyfilla is a great option to consider because it works great on deep wood repairs and even light scratches. It’s also made by a brand that specialise in decorative fillers for complete peace of mind.

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6. Rustins Oak Wood Filler

Rustins AWOOO250 Acrylic Wood Filler
Rustins are another reputable brand and they offer a number of wood fillers for each type of finish you wish to achieve. These formulas include an oak, natural, mahogany, teak and white finish but the brand’s most popular type is the oak filler as shown above. In terms of its filling capabilities, it can be used upon softwood, hardwood, MDF and even plasterboard.

Other features of the Rustins Oak Wood Filler include:

  • Takes two hours to dry
  • Can be painted, stained or varnished
  • Flexes with the wood
  • Easy to sand
  • 250g tub

Although not as popular as many of the alternatives above, the Rustins Wood Filler is highly effective at filling cracks and holes in oak. The brand also offer a variety of other finishes to best suit your filling requirements too.

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How We Rated The Fillers

Over the years, we’ve carried out numerous repairs upon wooden surfaces as well as multiple upcycling projects. This has meant that we’ve used a number of wood fillers in order to achieve the finish required.

Below is an example of where we tested a wood filler upon a damaged oak door. This particular door was dropped and as you can see, it had chipped the oak in multiple areas. However, with the use of a wood filler (we used the High Performance filler by Ronseal), we were able to repair most of the imperfections. Unless you know what you are looking for, the damage to the oak is very hard to see and we would say the wood filler did a great job at repairing it.

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As well as our experience of testing wood fillers upon a range of surfaces, we also based our recommendations upon hours of research and a number of factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the filling depth, drying time, ease of application, quality of the finish, compatible wood surfaces, size and value.

Conclusion

Whether are starting a new wooden upcycling project or need to repair imperfections in your home, a wood filler is the best product for the job. All of our recommendations above are available in a ready mix or 2 part formula and they are designed to be easy to use. However, if you need any assistance in choosing a wood filler, feel free to get in touch.

The Author Who Worked On This Article

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Dan Morgan

As a keen DIY’er, gardener and somebody that loves the latest tech, Dan is someone that brings years of experience in multiple trades. Since buying his first house, he has been obsessed with renovating properties and filling it with the latest products. This has led him down the road of testing hundreds of products and creating in-depth “how-to” and informative guides that offer his first-hand experience. Other interests include working on cars, keeping fit through sports or his home gym, caravanning and drinking great coffee.

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