MakeGood Jointing & Filling Ready Mixed Review

Updated May 23, 2024 | Posted Mar 4, 2020 | Product Reviews, Sundries | 2 comments

So yesterday I had a lot of conflicting comments about the MakeGood jointing and filling ready mixed filler on the Decorators Forum UK. Some saying it is good, others saying it isn’t. I thought I’d put pen to paper and give you my full review of MakeGood Jointing & Filling Ready Mixed. I hope this clears things up a little.

 

My Experience Using MakeGood Jointing & Filling Ready Mixed

 

It’s heavy bodied filler.  It doesn’t have a smooth creamy consistency, but it is thick and you can work with it. I work it between two knives until I have the correct amount for application. When applied on a porous surface like a mist coat, it will draw quickly into the surface and dry fast, meaning you’re not waiting around before being able to sand. The downside is this product isn’t as easy to use as some other ready mixed fillers.

However, first time using the Makegood, I left to dry over night because I had other bits to get on with. I was very impressed with how well it sanded. I went with 120 grit on RRS & ETS Festool sanders, but a bit of scratch in your hand would do the same job. It left smooth finish; the filler dries hard enough so you know it isn’t going to go anywhere. There was no shrinkage or slumping as the filler dried, which I was really impressed with.

MakeGood Jointing and Filling Ready Mixed is perfect for light skims over minor imperfections. It does everything you want from a ready mixed filler.

One important thing to remember is to close the lid after every time you use it. Because it is rapid drying you will soon get a skim on top of your filler. In fact, I ended up having to clean the edges of the tub with a wet brush.

I do use this product on a regular basis, mostly because of it’s rapid drying times. You can have a nightmare waiting around for some fillers to go off. Another plus point is it will not flash through your paint. Just apply two coats of emulsion over the top of it and you’re good to go!!

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Summary

MakeGood Jointing & Filling Ready Mixed Review - Decorator's forum UK

A ready mixed filling and jointing compound that is readily available.

Product Brand: MakeGood

Editor's Rating:
2.8

Pros

  • Very fast drying.
  • Smooth and creamy.
  • No shrinkage or slumping.

Cons

  • Not very easy to use.
  • Dries on the sides of the bucket.

Updated May 23, 2024 | Posted Mar 4, 2020 | 2 comments

About the Author

About the Author

Mike Gregory is a Professional Painter and Decorator who works in the Northwest of England. He mainly sub-contracts for large decorating firms and works on a wide variety of projects.

2 Comments

  1. Michelle standring

    Hi thanks for your review post. I’ve been looking for a decorative plaster that is acrylic based. I’ve seen a brand from clavel.ru which is a Russian company they have one called clavel riviera decorative plaster that has fibres and fibreglass inside it. Would you be able to recommend a brand that sells this type in the UK please. Thanks

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  2. Joe Hartley

    Absolutely great product to work with- dries quickly, sands smooth to replicate plaster mouldings…only problem is obtaining it! EVERY place I search is “out of stock” and has been like this for 12-18 months. So if you or anyone can tell me where to get it I would be very grateful.

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