Toupret Filler Review – the Full Range

Updated Feb 1, 2024 | Posted Mar 31, 2020 | Product Review, Sundries | 8 comments

I have been a professional painter and decorator for many years and over that time I have used several different types of filler, including some from the Toupret range. Toupret is a French company, however their products have been available in Britain for a while now.

Toupret produce some great fillers, as well as the odd product that isn’t as good. One of the things Toupret seem to get right is avoiding the issue of flashing. In layman’s terms, this is where you make a repair to, say a wall using filler, then proceed to paint it, only to have the emulsion over the filler dry a different colour to the rest. There can be a couple of causes, but that is a different topic altogether.

I will take you through my thoughts for the Toupret fillers I am familiar with, then share the thoughts of other decorators on the ones I’m not. I hope you enjoy my Toupret filler review. You can see a full range of these products online by clicking here.

 

Toupret Murex (Rock Hard Filler)

 

Murex is an external filler designed for repair work to masonry. It dries as solid as a rock, so try not to over-fill because it is difficult to sand back. Drying time is basically a full day. Once mixed, Murex is smooth and easy to use, doesn’t contract as it dries and repairs will last for years.

This is a really good product. In fact, it’s probably the best on the market for what it does. The only downside is you will need to leave a repair 24 hours before painting over. Easy 9/10. Click here to see online prices.

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Toupret Toupthlith-F Review (Masonry Repair Filler)

 

Toupthlith-F is also an exterior filler designed for repairs to masonry work. This one dries powdery and grainy, will contract as it dries, and sometimes retains water. I suppose the plus point is you can paint over repairs on the same day, but it can cause problems too. I had to go back to a job I had completed a few months previously because the masonry paint I had used on some exterior windowsills had discoloured over every repair I’d made. The problem was the filler remained more porous than the stonework around it and drew water from the surrounding stone. You can’t use this product in the colder months either. I know a lot of decorators will disagree with me, but I really don’t like this filler.

For that reason, I’ll give it 4/10. I wouldn’t bother with this one.

 

Toupret Ready Mixed

 

This is a lightweight ready mixed filler which is ideal for minor surface imperfections in plaster or woodwork. They advise you to leave the filler for 12 hours to cure, which is a pain, however unlike most fine surface fillers, there is no flashing. To be honest, I have had a nightmare painting over lightweight filler from other brands, so this is a breath of fresh air. Toupret ready mixed is fluffy and easy to use. Another downside is the lid doesn’t fit properly so the filler can start to hard when left.

7/10 – A couple of drawbacks but this is still a brilliant product.

 

Toupret TX110 – Rapid Drying Filler

 

Toupret TX110 isn’t quite as “rapid drying” as the name suggests. In fact, you can be waiting a couple of hours on some deeper holes or if you’re working in cold conditions. That said, it is easy to work with, easy to sand and doesn’t flash through emulsion. I did have a problem once when the moisture from my emulsion made the filler swell, but I think that was down to me applying too much paint in one go. Good product.

Toupret TX110 gets 7/10

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Toupret Interior Filler Review

 

Toupret is my ‘go to’ interior filler. It sands down really well leaving a smooth finish. Drying times are dependant the amount of water you mix into it, on average it takes the same time to dry as most mixable fillers. The most important thing with this product it doesn’t flash. Nothing is worse than prepping a job, then the filler shows through the paint. Definitely worth having a bag of this on your van. 9/10. Click here to see online prices.

Mike Gregory

Toupret Redlite Review

Toupret Redlite is a ready mixed lightweight filler that offers a quick drying time and doesn’t flash. The instructions on the tub say it doesn’t require sanding, but I would suggest that you still need to sand down. The only negative is it doesn’t come in bigger tubs. It also dries fairly quickly and is reasonably priced.

I would give this product a 8.5/10

 

Toupret Fine Surface Filler Review

Toupret fine surface filler is a ready mixed lightweight filler for fine surface imperfections. Like other Toupret products, it offers quick drying times and will not flash or grin through. This filler is only suitable for very small imperfections and anything deeper the 1mm it will sink. This is a downside for me, but it does fit it’s purpose well.

I would give this product a 7/10

 

Toupret Joint, Skim & Fill Review

Toupret joint and skim comes in ready mixed and powder form. There is a full review here, but I have only used the powder form so I can’t comment on the ready mixed sorry. Toupret joint and skim mixes up easily and goes on smoothly. It dries at a reasonable rate, sands down very well and like the rest of the Toupret range, it doesn’t flash/grin through after applying paint. It mixes nicely, sands down well and it’s reasonably priced.

I would give this a 8.5/10 – Click here to see online prices.

Ryan Fouger

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Toupret Patch & Repair Review

This filler, like others from Toupret, claims to do many things. From experience it’s best suited for deep holes & cracks as a solid first fill, ie after the electrician has been!

It can dry within 3 hours, but the longer you leave it the better.

Negatives – doesn’t sand down very seamlessly, a skim over the top is needed. Oh, it’s pricey!

Positives – great replacement for a bit of bonding, can be a lifesaver on tight schedule.

Rating 7/10 – Click here to see online prices.

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Toupret Extreme Wood Repair Review

Toupret Extreme Wood Repair is a 2 part polyurethane filler. It dries hard and fast, but remains flexible and you can sand it. Price is an issue at about £20+ for 350g. Other 2 part fillers are much cheaper. Timbabuild system isn’t much more expensive and is vastly superior. I’d use it again, but only if I ran out of oxera.

6/10

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Toupret Wood Repair Filler Review

 

I tried this filler over a year ago and it’s now my “go to” powder filler for wood. Easily mixed and working time is more than enough for any repair. Shapes well and holds. Sanding to shape also pretty easy too.

I would highly recommend – 8/10 Click here to see online prices.

Bob Nicholson

Toupret Ready Mixed Wood Filler Review

I use a lot of Toupret ready mixed wood filler and I personally love it because it is so easy to work with, it dries solid and it stands down really well! I use it a lot for pin holes and general wood filling. You can paint over the filler in 12-24 hours, but I’ve found it to be touch dry in a lot less. The drying time is a massive drawback.

I’d give it a solid 8 / 10

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Toupret Fibacryl Review

Great flexible filler. We typically use it on ceilings, near beams when there is a lot of movement. It comes in ready mixed tubs as well as in a tube like caulk.  We always have a tube on the van.  It is difficult to rub down though so we use it to back fill areas and use interior filler over the top. 

 I’d give it a 7/10 as it isn’t quite a “one product fix” and it is quite expensive too. 

 

Toupret Wood Hardener Review

Great stuff! Smells quite strong, but I have only needed to use it outside so the small has never been an issue.  For the exterior work we use Exreme wood afterwards. I’ve never had a problem with the hardener and use it most years for exterior wood repair. 

 I’d give this product a 9/10 and would highly recommend it. 

Rob Greenwood

Toupret Glazing Putty Review

 

Toupret putty mastic is a linseed oil putty used when glazing or repairing windows. I can say with hand on heart that it’s probably the best linseed oil putty on the market. Easy to use, smooth and you’ll always get a great finish. The only downside is the price, which is around £15 for 1 litre, but it’s worth every penny!!

10 / 10 for Toupret putty mastic

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FAQs

 

Is Toupret better than polyfilla?

In my opinion, Toupret is a lot better than Polyfilla for a couple of reasons. Polyfilla is a nightmare to sand down and it can flash, meaning you see the filler after you’ve painted over it. You don’t experience problems like this with Toupret.

 

Is Ready Mix filler good?

There are benefits to using ready mixed filler. It’s less of a faff, often less mess, and there is less waste. However, some ready mixed fillers are better than others. We recommend Toupret Quick Fill, which is available online here.

 

Can I paint straight onto filler?

Yes, you can paint straight onto filler, but you should adhere to the curing times on the box of filler you’re using. Ensure your filler is dust-free to aid adhesion. If you are painting with emulsion, you should treat large patches of filler like bare plaster (either water down your first coat of paint or use an appropriate primer).

Updated Feb 1, 2024 | Posted Mar 31, 2020 | 8 comments

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8 Comments

  1. Dorothy Fernandes

    Hello customer service

    Would you kindly advise how long does the Tou Pret Interior Filler lasts for – contained in a cardboard box?

    Would appreciate your help

    Thankyou

    D Fernandes

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    • Jeb Bushell

      What normally happens is that old filler will go off within minutes of mixing.
      This does not happen so quickly with Toupret interior. I know that it’s still useable after a year, though a little quicker. It comes in a plastic bag in the box and I cut a corner off, take what I need and the reseal with duct tape, but any sticky tape would do. It certainly lasts longer than Polyfiller.

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  2. John

    Hi, Can Toupret Touprelex Ready Mixed Lightweight Filler (External one) be use for internal filling, i would understand that a internal filler would not be adequate for external use unless it had the approbate ingeiants, but assume one made for external use would also may be be sufficient for inside also if sanded and painted over correctly.
    In advance, thank you for your help.

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  3. richard

    Prestonett is a good cheaper alternative to Toupret, little flashing through top coats its French also.
    A great tip is a Toupret retail product sold in B n Q, small foam 4inc roller and a smoother blade with fine surface filler it says up to 80pc less sanding. I have used this b4 and found it surprisingly good scratch marks etc.

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  4. John Thornton

    I am looking for information on what type of filler I can use on the interior walls of a limestone building the exterior is limestone but the interior is a mixture of sand and cement and gypsum plaster

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  5. Edward Andrews

    Great forum. I appreciate the sensible, matter-of-fact contents and descriptions.
    Very helpful, thanks.

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  6. Siobhan

    Does Toupret rock solid repair filler MUR EX need to be painted to make it waterproof.

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  7. P

    How long can toupret filler be stored for? I have a box over 4 yrs old and wrapped in manufacturers plastic. The contents are still powdery as stored in dry cupboard.

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