Monday, January 14, 2013

Recently looking for a cheap fix for a gaping hole in a door (that will be replaced soon enough). The prospect of pouring $10 or more worth of commercial filler into it did not appeal, so paper mache was used. The filler pictured is made only of shredded newspaper (soaked overnight and pulped with a drill powered paint mixer) plus a small quantity of bondcrete.

In hindsight, I would experiment with the additional of a small amount of plaster to speed up the drying process. Results definitely warrant the consideration of paper mache as a viable under-filler which could then be skinned with your choice of builder's bog, plaster, etc.

Applied paper mache filler (wet).

Two Weeks Later, fully dried, very strong. Shrank less than expected.


I, Beerbot.