J-B Weld KwikWood Review for Camper Wood Repair

Posted in Maintenance on April 29, 2014 Last Updated on August 12, 2017

J-B Weld KwikWood Review for Camper Wood Repair

In one of our many inspections, we noticed water damage to the cabinet under our kitchen sink. In looking at options, we came across J-B Weld’s KwikWood Wood Repair Epoxy Putty and decided to try it out. As you may well know the “wood” in most travel trailers is composed of pencil shavings and Elmer’s glue. Even the smallest amount of water can make it bulge and crumble.

We checked out the selection at our local Home Depot where they were neither friendly or helpful (wish we had gone to Ace Hardware for this job). We read that the Kwikwood would do the job. Kwikwood is a two step simple process. The putty is an easy to cut two tones roll. All you do is cut off the desired amount and mix the two colors until uniform. Make sure to use gloves during the whole process.

After mixing the putty you have abut two minutes too use it before it dries. This was not an issue with the small area we needed to work wit. My gloves ended up being too large and made it difficult to apply the putty evenly. We easily fixed the mistakes in the sanding process. This putty does have a bad odor so cracking a window and of course following all safety instructions on the packaging is advised.

After allowing the KwikWood to dry, we gave it a sanding to smooth out (most of) the inconsistencies caused by the too large gloves and clumsy fingers..

After sanding, we use some of our Minwax Golden Oak stain, left over from stage two of our camper desk build, to make the section more closely match the rest of the cabinet.

 

Rating by Laurie Clark: 4.0 stars
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