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Topic # 112458 9-Dec-2012 21:18 Send private message

Hi there

I'm wanting to re-paint the windowsills in my house. They are a bit worse for wear with flaking paint and some minor weather cracks up to 2mm deep in places. I'm relatively new to doing this kind of thing and was recommended to use a product called Newtech filler by a local tradesman.

I've located this at my local Mitre 10 but its $100 a pot vs $30 a pot for regular builders fill. The guys in Mitre 10 said get the builders fill as its pretty much the same thing. Im thinking I might need 2 pots for all the sills and then maybe some more as I move on to paint and fill the house exterior.

So anyways I was wondering if anybody on this forum had used the Newtech product and could offer any advice on reasons to use it over the regular builders fill?


Thanks for your help
Justin

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  Reply # 729432 9-Dec-2012 22:02 Send private message

just get the cheap stuff. it is fine.

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  Reply # 729994 10-Dec-2012 21:40 Send private message

Cheap stuff worked fine for me doing a few things outside with sills and old doorknob holes on doors and similar things with old light holes in the weatherboard etc.

It needs a really good prime before sanding tho, otherwise it doesnt smooth out and you can see rough spots nomatter how much you sand it. On the parts that were going to be oil based enamels I used a can of spray putty I had from when I was at tech, nice result. The water based walls I couldnt since the acrylic would not have stuck so I had to use something from bunnings. had minimal fill so took several coats to get it looking smooth.




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