Gyproc Easi-filler Review ready mixed

Updated Feb 21, 2023 | Posted Jun 21, 2019 | Product Review, Sundries | 1 comment

Thanks to Gyproc for asking to review the new range of ready mixed fillers, the Easifiller, Easifiller finish and lightweight filler, theses 3 fillers are the type I would use as part of my job as a professional decorator, and I believe many would find handy to have in the van. This is my Gyproc Easi-filler review. I hope you find it useful. Click here to see online prices.

Pros

  • Very easy to apply
  • Smooth out very nice
  • Lightweight filler set quite hard
  • Sands very easy

Cons

  • Drying time isn’t the best, especially on external walls
  • Tub sizes
  • easi fill and easi smooth ideally could do we being available in 20kg tubs, especially since the easi fill Smooth is perfect for skim filling full walls

First off let me say wow, I’m really impressed with the full range Gyproc have to offer, I used both the Easi-filler lightweight and Easi-filler finish in a bedroom to skim the walls smooth, they are both really easy to apply, a good stir and with taping knives it spreads out lovely, I Easifiller finish is slightly easier to apply.

I timed it so I filled the walls last thing of the day, so by the next morning it was bone dry, I used 320 grit on my Mirka deros which sanded it away lovely, even though 320 grit is a fine grit it didn’t struggle with it all, they are both similar to powdered easi filler where it just falls off when sanded.

Gyproc Easi-filler ready mixed review

Once I sanded it, I misted coated the walls, again no issues there, it’s very easy to paint over, the finish paint was a durable matt, there was no filler flashing through etc.

The lightweight is very impressive, most lightweight filler don’t set hard, you can still press them in with your finger, this lightweight is the first one that sets hard, I filled over an air brick vents so roughly half an inch deep, once it set I was struggling to push my finger into it, I think it will make an excellent combination with the Easifiller finish, ie fill any deep holes with the lightweight filler then skim over the top with the Finish filler. 

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Overall I’m not surprised the quality of these fillers, when you think Gyproc has been synonymous with excellent fillers for decades now.

It’s definitely a product I’m going to pick up and keep in the van, it’s available in 2.5ltr, 3ltr and 5ltr tubs, I noticed its on offer at the moment in Johnstone’s. It’s definitely worth the money. I like the idea of having three different ready mixed fillers to hand, each designed with a specific purpose. The tubs are small enough so they don’t take up much shelf space and each filler works well.

 

Final Thoughts

 

Ready-mixed fillers are handy to have on a decorating job. They cut down on both time and mess, but they normally come with drawbacks. Sometimes they’re not very smooth, or they start going off in the tub before you get chance to use them. Sometimes the filler takes a lifetime to dry, or slumps as you’re using it.

They Gyproc ready-mixed fillers are different. They’re easy to use, dry nice and quickly and don’t slump. It’s easy to get a good finish with these products, and I’d recommend them to anyone.

For more information check out their website. or click here to see online prices.

There’s also a load more info on the Decorators Forum UK

Gyproc Easi-Filler Review – Ready Mixed – by Adam Featherstone

Updated Feb 21, 2023 | Posted Jun 21, 2019 | 1 comment

1 Comment

  1. David Goodyer

    Used easy filler 20, left 48 hours and sanded down wall to perfect finish but when I used a roller to apply delux emulsion, the filler came up all grainy and had to then put lining paper on the wall to rectify the matter. Spirited no one else had reported this problem as I would not have used it

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