ProGold Ready Mixed Filler Review

Updated Jul 13, 2022 | Posted Feb 20, 2022 | Product Reviews, Sundries | 1 comment

ProGold ready mixed all-purpose filler is manufactured by Rodo and sold at Johnstone’s Decorating Centre. ProGold replaced Fat Hog a few years ago and is a favourite of decorators around the UK.

This is a budget product, and you can only use it internally, but it’s a product I’m familiar with as a decorator, so I thought I’d write a quick review. Hope you find it useful.

 

My ProGold Ready Mixed Filler Review

 

Ok, as mentioned above, ProGold ready mixed filler is a budget product, so it isn’t going to out-perform the big boys such as Toupret and Gyproc. It is good though. Nice and easy to use and a fairly thick consistency. It isn’t grainy and can generally achieve a nice, smooth finish. It sands easy enough too.

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Drying time is fine on minor imperfections, but you wouldn’t use this filler on anything deep. There is very little in the way of slumping and shrinking, which makes ProGold an easy filler to shape.

This product does not contain any cement, so you will not have any issues with paint flashing over the top of it. You can rarely see a repair once it has been made and the surface painted.

One downside of this ready mixed filler is it dries on the sides of the tub. I normally have a tub of this in the van. It’s great until the tub has been knocking around for a few weeks. Then, it can have crispy bits around the edges. All you need to do is add a bit of water every now and again and give it a mix. Providing you do this; a tub will last a couple of months once opened.

All being said, this filler is fine to use and you will rarely have any issues with it. Great value for money and handy to have on a decorating job.

 

ProGold Ready Mixed Filler Review – by Mike Gregory

Updated Jul 13, 2022 | Posted Feb 20, 2022 | 1 comment

About the Author

About the Author

Mike Cupit has been in the decorating industry since 2002 and has mostly worked as a Trade Decorator in the domestic sector (peoples’ homes). Self-proclaimed “product geek”, Mike has a passion for paint and decorating tools. Mike now spends most of his time testing paint products and tools, comparing them to similar products on the market, and blogging about the industry in general.

1 Comment

  1. Richard

    Toupret not flash grin though, this feature is worth its weight in gold esp the red lightweight filler toupret do, prestonnett range a worthy close 2nd… all fillers really should have this in this day and age..
    Why save a few quid to have filler grinning all over place looks terrible and you cant touch up with some paint brands…
    l find Gyproc easyfill bad for this , toupret knocks absolute spots off

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