I have some rotting baseboard exterior siding that was damaged by a
powerwasher. Before painting it, I am going to fill in to make it
smooth. What's the best stuff to use. I was watching youtube, where
people are recommending an epoxy filler for the exterior. The epoxy
is pricey. I was giving thought to using plaster. Plaster gives you
a nice smooth workable surface.
Does this work? Has anyone else tried it?
Replacing the wood is a lot of work, requires two people and some
scaffolding especially 15 feet off the ground.
Rot doctor is nothing but a very over priced, over hyped, thinned down
epoxy. You can accomplish the same results by mixing regular epoxy
and then thinning it with 10% of it's volume in alcohol. I get the
best epoxy prices from http://www.uscomposites.com/ and you can get
quarts of alcohol at lowes. Epxoy is naturally flexible. Rot doctor
doesn't formulate epoxy, nor does uscomposites or west marine or any
of them. Big chemical companies like Dupont make epoxy, all these
others are just resalers. Shop for price, not advertising bs.
Plaster wont last a wet season, wood base wood putty might last 5
years unless its in the desert, quality caulk is good if it is small,
Bondo works' Are you sure its not rot, was it a high power gas machine
with a zero degree nozzle, my 1300 lb Karcher wont ruin wood unless it
rotted, the nozzle is to wide a pattern and pressure to low.
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