The Easiest Way to Refresh Dry Wood Putty

Just when you need it most, you discover that your wood putty is dry and unusable. Fix it with this easy trick.

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Get Wood Putty Back to Working Order

Coming to the final steps in a project and finding my jar of putty as dry as the Serengeti and hard as a rock is frustrating. My solution is to remove the putty with a screwdriver and knead it with canola oil until it’s a usable consistency. The putty isn’t quite as good as new, but it works in a pinch. It’s a messy job, so wear latex gloves. Richard Ryder

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