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non acrylic water based wood filler

TIMBERMATE Woodfiller is an Interior grade 4 in 1 Woodputty, Grainfiller, Edgefiller and Crackfiller. When thinned slightly with water can also be used as a sanding sealer. Timbermate does not shrink, sink, crack or fall out and has an indefinite shelf life. It is non-flammable, non-toxic and can be used to the last gram. The secret ingredient of Timbermate is tap water therefore containing no Acrylic, Latex or Solvents. Timbermate comes in 13 premixed colours plus Natural Tint Base. Timbermate takes all types of known stains, varnishes and coatings. The Timbermate formula is over 80 years old and is the only genuine water-based formula in the world proving that the formulation has stood the test of time.

timbermate 500g tub

Edge Filler

Apply TIMBERMATE with a spatula or knife using hand pressure to force into the Edge or End of the grain.

For spray gun use stir 10% - 15% water into TIMBERMATE fit a 2mm mozzle and set pressure to 60psi. Boards can be stacked for easy spraying. Allow to dry and sand with a fine grit paper and apply topcoat.

Wood Filler/Wood Putty

Fills cracks, knots, pin and screw holes, splits, blemishes, etc. Fill deep holes in layers allowing time for each layer to dry. Will not blind natural wood grain. Drying time is about 30 minutes. TIMBERMATE dries hard and smooth without shrinking or sinking and can be belt or drum sanded as it is not affected by heat, the hotter it gets the harder and faster it sets and that means less "Down Time."

You can speed dry TIMBERMATE by adjusting the surrounding air temperature. This can be done by using either hot air, heat lamps, or kiln ovens.TIMBERMATE can be mixed with any stains before or after filler is dry. To match medium and darker shades mix with Natural, Pine or other light shades.

Use white TIMBERMATE only for white top coats.

Grain Filler

Mix 10% to 15% water into TIMBERMATE to make a perfect Grainfiller, Sanding Sealer and Prime Coat all in one application. First sand surface and with fine grit sandpaper, then apply Grainfiller to surface with a spray gun, paint roller, hessian or a cloth rolled into a ball, rub across the grain in a circular motion finishing with the grain. Sand, once filler is dry, to perfection with either sandpaper or power sander, using a fine grit paper. Grain filer can be used in a Roller or Curtain Coater or Spray Gun using a 2mm nozzle and 60psi pressure. Can be further thinned down with water if required.


Due to the finishing system used to manufacture MDF it is essential to seal the job with a water based non-acrylic product before applying top coats. Therefore TIMBERMATE meets your needs.



Scrape all dust and waste between boards and surface as well as from knot holes and nail heads, vacuum well and carry out first sanding to prepare for filling and coating. Ensure that floor is stabilised, dry and free of movement.


Fill cracks, knot and nail holes and all blemished with a putty knife. Fill deeper holes in layers of about 6mm allowing each fill to dry. Apply TIMBERMATE to entire floor, as a sealant, using a squeegee, trowel or paint roller. Allow to dry and sand off with a fine paper - 120 to 150 grit is recommended for best results. Floor can now be stained or varnished.



BRUSHBOX brushbox
EBONY ebony
JARRAH jarrah
MAPLE maple
OAK oak
PINE pine
WALNUT walnut
WHITE white

Colours shown as a guide only.

Unique Features

No Waste, Usable to the last drop. If tub dries out just add water to soften.
Won't Shrink, Sink, Crack or Fall Out.
Suitable for use in all Timbers including Particle Board M.D.F. (Custom Wood) Plaster Board, Flooring, Panelling etc.
Can be used as Wood Putty, Sanding Sealer, Prime Coat, Grainfiller, Crackfiller, Undercoat & Edge Filler all in one.
Available in 13 Timber Tones plus Natural. Use White for top coats only.
Can be tinted in wet state or overstained when dry. Use any type of Colorant i.e. Water Based Spirit based ochers etc.
Easy sanding, will not clog paper when DRY Sanded dust can be mixed with water for re-use.
Fast drying approx. 20-30 min, but can be heat dried with a heat gun or lamp for faster drying. Temperature can affect drying time.
Clean hands or tools with water.
Non Flammable, Non Toxic,Non Yellowing. Solvent, Latex and Acrylic Free.
Heat Proof and Freezeproof.
Provides a strong foundation for all top coats inc. Single & two pack products polyurethane's, oils, acrylics, french polish wax etc.
Takes nails, screws, planing, sawing, drilling and routing
can be used on Metal,Plastic, Fibreglass and in Foundries.
Available in pack sizes of 250g, 500g, 2Kg, 8Kg, 20Kg.
Interior Grade.

Handy Hints

TIMBERMATE can be stained with all types of colorants, e.g. waterbased, oilbased and spirit stains and oxides.

TIMBERMATE can be sealed with all known types of top coats e.g. waterbased Tung oil, single pack and two pack Polyurethane varnishes.

SANDING SEALER: Add approximately 10% - 15% water and mix until desired consistency is achieved.

FILLING LARGER HOLES: Fill in layers approximately 6mm at a time and allow to dry between each application.

COLOURING: TIMBERMATE can be coloured by mixing prior to application or when dried, with all colorants.

STAINING FLOORS: To achieve the best match choose a colour to match floor, sand and stain floor when putty is dry.

DRYING: TIMBERMATE dries in about 30 minutes depending on temperature and depth of fill. TIMBERMATE'S drying time can be reduced by placing heaters and fans in the room.

SANDING: TIMBERMATE is ready to sand when fading of colour occurs

MIXING: In colder climates TIMBERMATE hardens in the tub, to soften simply place in the sun or stand in a tub of hot water. When thinning hot water provides the best results.

CLEANING: Clean tools with water.


TIMBERMATE is manufactured to a unique, genuinely water-based formula proven in Europe for over 50 years.

TIMBERMATE is recommended for interior use. For certain exterior applications consider using Earls Powder Putty

TIMBERMATE is non-flammable, non-toxic and non-yellowing

TIMBERMATE is completely compatible with acid catalysed lacquers, as well as all known lacquers, top coatings and P.U. Fills cracks in masonry, plaster, flooring, drywall,brick, concrete, fibreglass, plastic or metal. Can be mixed with woodglues. Being water-based TIMBERMATE is non-flammable and contains no acetone, toxic or harmful ingredients. Also, TIMBERMATE will take varnish, urethane, wax, polish, lacquer, linseed, and other oils.

TIMBERMATE can handle screwing, planing, cutting, drilling and sawing.

For variable consistency: May be thickened by leaving tub open or thinned by merely adding water to required consistency. Indefinite shelf and pot life,therefore.... no waste

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