Axus Décor Q3 Filler Review

By Robin Gofton

 

These are my initial thoughts having tried out the new Q3 Filler from Axus Décor. The product is a powder filler, which comes packaged in 5 individual 1kg plastic bags inside a larger paper bag (so 5kg in total). They claim it is a “rapid drying filler for repairs of any size/thickness, and fine smoothing before painting”, and can be used on a variety of substrates (plasterboard, plaster, wood, concrete etc).

I think the mistake a lot of people will make when seeing this product in stores is to think “Powder filler – must be like Easi-Fill/Polyfilla/Tetrion/Toupret”…and it’s not. If I’m being critical, Axus Décor could make this clearer in their list of product benefits on the packaging. Don’t get me wrong – you can use it for “fine smoothing before painting” (as they claim), and for filling holes and cracks in plasterwork, as you would with any regular powder filler. That’s what I did, and got a really smooth finish, I must say, but it took a lot of work to get there. Not initially – my first impression was how easily this mixed up to the right consistency, and how nicely it applied onto the wall.

So, first impressions were great, but when I came to rub it down the next day, that’s when the hard work began! This stuff sticks to anything and dries rock hard! My poor Mirka (somebody needs to set up a decorators’ web site called “Compare the Mirkas”, by the way!) was asking for compassionate leave after the first hour! Once sanded, it looks and feels lovely, and paints over really nicely, but it’s tough stuff!

So then I looked back at the packaging, thinking maybe I’d done something wrong, maybe I hadn’t mixed it correctly or something. That’s when I noticed the other claims on the packaging:

· “Holds extremely well onto most substrates, even glazed tiles and old oil-based paint”

· “Contains marble dust for a very fine, durable finish”

Now it begins to make sense to me. What Axus have here isn’t a regular powder filler. It’s a different technology, something a bit more specialist for those difficult jobs where a regular filler won’t cut it. Seen in that light, it’s a great product, and does exactly what it claims – sticks to anything, sets rock hard. It’s just not a product that I, as a regular domestic decorator, would have as much use for – it’s more of a specific problem-solver rather than an everyday Easi-Fill type product. If you think of it in those terms, it’s great. If you think of it as an Easi-Fill alternative, your Mirka will hate you!

 

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Robin Gofton

Wokingham Decorating Services

Professional Decorator for 12 years

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