We have some rotted and cracked exterior wood that needs
filling before re-staining the house. I had been using Mr. Mack's
Wood Fix for this but it is no longer made. Minwax wood
filler is OK for some filling but not all. Mr. Mack's could be
thinned to a near paint-like fluidity that would easily go into
small cracks and leave a protective coating on the wood.
Can you recommend another filler for that also does this?
Dunno about that stuff, but what I'd recommend (and what has been
recommended by others with a lot more experience in this field than me)
are any of the epoxy-based wood fillers. They're all similar, 2-part
pastes that you mix before filling. Mix up to about the consistency of
peanut butter. They stick much better than anything else, are sandable
and paintable, and hold up to weather. (They might be a little harder
than the fillers you've been used to using, so you need to be a little
more careful finishing them off neatly before setting.)
"Wikipedia ... it reminds me ... of dogs barking idiotically through
endless nights. It is so bad that a sort of grandeur creeps into it.
Don't know that one by name but you could look at the "PC Woody" line
from PC Epoxy -- I've used the hardener that is a thin material as it
comes as well as their fillers. There are several others w/ similar
I use a product called Git Rot. I buy it at a marine
supply store. It is very thin and penetrates the
rotted wood and turns it into a stone like substance.
It takes a day to cure.
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