Durham’s® Water Putty: Your Go-To Solution for Easy Drywall Repairs

Revitalize Your Walls with Ease

Drywall damage is a common issue in homes, ranging from small dings and holes to larger areas needing repair. Durham’s Water Putty, a versatile and reliable product, offers a straightforward solution to these problems. This guide will walk you through the process of using Durham’s® Water Putty for drywall repairs.

What is Durham’s Water Putty?

Durham’s Water Putty is a powder compound that, when mixed with water, forms a putty-like consistency. It’s known for its strong adhesion, durability, and ease of use. Unlike other wood fillers, Durham’s Water Putty expands slightly as it dries, ensuring a snug and secure fill for holes, cracks, and other wall imperfections.

Preparing for the Repair

Before you start, ensure the area around the damage is dry, clean, and free of loose debris.

Mixing and Applying the Putty

Mix the putty according to the instructions on the can (3 parts powder to 1 part water). Aim for a consistency that is malleable but not too runny. Apply the putty to the damaged area using a putty knife, pressing firmly to ensure it fills the hole or crack completely. Smooth it out so that it’s level with the surrounding surface. Putty may ‘pop” a little as it slightly expands while drying.

Drying and Sanding

Allow the putty to dry thoroughly. This might take several hours, depending on the size of the repair and the humidity in your environment. Once dry, sand the area lightly with sandpaper to achieve a smooth, even surface.

Finishing Touches

To complete the repair, you may need to apply a primer and paint over the patched area. This will help blend the repair seamlessly with the rest of your wall. Ensure that your putty is thoroughly dry before applying paint, as moisture in the putty will cause paint to peel overtime.

Why Choose Durham’s Water Putty?

  • Strength and Durability: It creates a Rock Hard®, durable patch that lasts.
  • Versatility: Suitable for a wide range of repairs, from small cracks to larger holes.
  • Slight Expansion: Ensures a tight, gap-free repair as it dries.
  • Ease of Use: Simple to mix and apply, making it ideal for DIYers.


Durham’s Water Putty is a reliable and user-friendly solution for your drywall repair needs. Its ease of use and effective results make it a favorite among homeowners. The next time you notice a blemish on your wall, remember that a simple fix is within reach with Durham’s Water Putty.