Wood Repairs Made Easy
Gone are the days when having a rotten wood requires mandatory replacement. Development in construction and maintenance has shown that rotten or damaged wood can be repaired by using polyester or epoxy wood filler. These fillers present a wide range of benefits including, ease of handling, and can be molded to match the original wood profile. The filler can be painted and does not rot, thus giving you a tougher and better substrate.
How can I repair rotten wood?
Repairing your rotten wood with polyester filler can be done with these simple steps.
Apply the wood hardener: Remove the rotten wood with a sharp tool and coat the decayed area with a wood hardener like epoxy or polyester filler. Create a layer of filler by mixing the polyester wood and press it into the recess with a knife. Forming it quickly before it dries.
Shape and smooth: Remove any build up of the partially hardened epoxy with a chisel and add another layer as needed to fill voids, then allow it to stand for 10-15 minutes. It will dry quickly.
Smooth and repair: Sand and form the filled area to blend the surrounding areas in preparation of painting. Please note that most medium to large rotten wood repairs requires at least two layers of wood filler. Also, be sure to clean to remove dust and debris.
Prime & Paint: Epoxy resin always needs a primer before using a high-quality paint or finish. Be sure to prime your patches for long-lasting results. Sherwin Williams offers a wide array of primers, paints and stains.
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