Last week I decided it was time to paint our laundry room and entry way. I wanted to put up some new shelving and coat racks, but first I needed to do some repair work to our walls, and get them ready for a fresh coat of paint.
We had a tub of drywall filler, similar to the mud that you use on sheet rock, except it is much thicker. In order to fill the nail holes in our wall, we needed to dip the pointed end of a putty knife into the filler, pull out a small amount, then try to get the filler into the holes. Without making a mess, I might add. Easier said than done.
Unfortunately, the putty knife that we had on hand was more for removing wall paper, it was large and the surface area of the blade was about 4 or 5 inches wide. Too much putty knife for the job at hand. Instead, this Warner Painters Putty Knife is exactly the right size for the job.
The Warner Painters Putty Knife is a much smaller sized putty knife, and it works better for repairing small holes in sheet rock simply because of its size. This particular model has a plastic and rubber handle, which is comfortable in the hand, and the blade is made of a very durable carbon steel. The blade itself measures only three inches long and two inches wide, which gives you more control when you are trying to fill a small 1/8″-1/4″ hole in the wall.
Apart from its smaller size, what sets the Warner Painters Putty Knife apart from other models is also the fact the blade is angled. Remember when I said we needed to dip the sharp edge of our putty knife into the drywall filler? Well, it is so much easier to do when the blade of the putty knife is angled like this one is. The angle also allows you to apply the filler right where you want it to go, and that means less mess, and less filler on the surrounding wall).
Sometimes it is worth a trip to the store to buy the right tools for the job, and if you have any sheet rock that needs to be repaired before you can paint your walls, I highly recommend the Warner Painters Putty Knife. It is available at Lowe’s home improvement stores. The retail price in our state is only $5.86, so this won’t break the bank, and it is durable enough that it will last for years. Don’t mess around with over sized putty knives, get one that is meant for the job, get the Warner Painters Putty Knife.