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Selleys Special Putty


Selleys Special Putty is a Linseed oil based, knife grade putty available in a natural colour.


  • Easy to use. Can be applied by hand or with a putty knife
  • Product has exceptional keeping qualities
  • Available in a natural colour
  • Superior grade putty

Available Sizes

  • 450g tub
  • 2kg container

Available at

  • Bunnings
  • Home Hardware
  • Mitre 10
  • Thrifty Link
  • Dulux
  • Inspirations Paint & Colour
  • Paint specialist stores

Where can this putty be used?

  • A wood sash putty that is excellent for glazing wooden windows and doors
  • Bedding glass beads
  • Not recommended for use with heat absorbing glass
  • If being used in external applications it is not recommended for use with timber stains, timber oils and clear finishes
  • Not recommended for use where structural movement may occur
  • Not recommended for use in metal framed windows.

What materials is this putty suitable for?

  • Wood
  • Timber

How to use this product

  • Rebates and grooves should be rigid, free from distortion, true and square, and should be clean, dry and unobstructed before glazing.
  • Rebates and grooves should be of a size which allows adequate edge cover and putty volume. Minimum bed putty – 2mm, minimum front putty – 4mm where timber beads are used, and 2mm bed putty and 12mm front putty where no glazing beads are used.
  • Depth of rebate: 10mm for 3-4mm glass, 15mm for 5-8mm glass.
  • Two coats of good quality house paint should be applied not less than 2 weeks and not more than 4 weeks after completion of glazing.
  • Paint should be carried out 2mm above the top line of the putty.

Handy tips

  • Do not use kerosene, turps or other material to aid in working the putty
  • Allow putty to skin before applying paint
  • Product can be applied by hand or with a putty knife. Add a few drops of linseed oil on the hands or knife to make for easier working
  • Putty can thicken in cold weather. Warming the putty by working it in the hands before application will soften it.
  • Putty must be painted in exterior applications.
  • High humidity, cold weather and use in interior applications can extend skinning times.
  • Putty can separate on prolonged standing. If excessive oil is observed on the surface try to work the entire mixture together to redistribute the oil.
  • Before painting, clean and dust & filler particles using Selleys Sugar Soap or Selleys Super Kleen.

Safety tips

  • Low hazard material
  • For further detail on the safe use of this product, please refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet, which can be downloaded from this site.