Wood Repair in Jacksonville, Florida
Wood Epoxy Repair
To repair rotten wood, get the following tools ready:
1. Putty knife
2. Wood Chisel
5. Sanding block
Wood Repair Materials
Materials required to fix the rotten wood:
1. Polyester wood filler (or Bondo)
2. 100 & 150 – grit sandpaper
3. Tape or other shield
Step By Step Wood Repair
Here is the step-by-step procedure to easily fix rotten wood with polyester filler
Step 1: Tape off surrounding areas for protection. Remove the rotten wood using a sharp object
Step 2: Coat the rotten area of the wood with wood hardener. Place a filler block 1st if needed.
Step 3: Mix polyester wood filler and use a puffy knife to fill the polyester into the wood.
Step 4: Carve the partially hardened filler with a puffy knife or chisel. Add layers of the filler until it levels up with the rotten wood. You may want to drag a wire brush through the patch when halfway dry to mimic wood grain.
Step 5: Smooth out the polyester filler by creating a form with plastic and pressing it against the filler to shape it appropriately. Use screws in the form to make the filler stay. Then, remove the screw after the filler has hardened.
Step 6: Shape the hardened filler with a rasp to make it smooth and conform with your area.
Step 7: Sand the surface of the filler to create a uniform appearance between the rotten wood and the filler.
Step 8: Always prime the patch before painting. Epoxy is a "hot patch" that always needs primer.