Woodland Scenics Foam Putty

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by stary, May 11, 2007.

  1. stary

    stary Member

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    I just sent for some of this. However; it has a use by date of 10/2005. Is it still OK to use? Also, it seems to be semi-hard. How can I soften it?
  2. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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    Just on principle, if you received it with that "expiry date" I say send/take it back. You probably will not get the results you want.

    From the info on the Woodland Scenics web page, it looks like you've bought lightweight spackle compound. It's a very light, foamy texture kind of like dessert topping.

    If you do go ahead with it, you might be able to soften it a bit with water, but usually once that stuff starts to dry out, there's not much that can be done.

    Andrew
  3. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    Sounds to me like you have dealt with someone you don't want to do business with again. If the Woodland Scenics product is light weight spackle, get a tub from your local home improvement store. It is probably less expensive for more product that way than from Woodland Scenics anyway.
  4. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

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    I've had mine for quite a while but I can't find any dates on it. It's still soft. I have added a little water to it occasionally. I haven't tried watering any that's dried and set.