Learn to Repair Your Wood
Step By Step Wood Repair
The struggle of fixing wood rot often poses a challenge to people who do not have the budget capacity to hire professionals or the experience to handle it by themselves. However, they may want to take on the task on their own and encounter hiccups in the process. It is for these people that we bring this step-by-step tutorial on how to do it yourself and still get the professional result. Here are a few steps to take when fixing wood rot using epoxy resin in your home by yourself.
Finishing Off the Wood Repair: Once your epoxy is applied and starts to harden; drag a wire brush through the patched area in the same direction as the wood grain. This will allow you to mimic the wood grain on your patch, instead of seeing a “flat” patched spot. Be deliberate; this effect will soften after sanding and priming.
Final Note: Always be sure to prime the epoxy patch before applying a high-grade paint; these are considered “hot patches”. Be sure to prime all patches, you don't want your paint finish to fail later.
Maintaining wood docks and decks will deter a lot of wood repairs for many moons to come.