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lincraw
Victorian Wood Exterior Door-how to repair wood rot

I have a beautiful Victorian Wood Screen Door on the outside of my inner door....It's 10 years old, has been painted 3 times, but am just noticing an area that looks like it's rotting....anyone have any suggestions on what to do before I repaint it ? thanks, Linda

MLBSF
Re: Victorian Wood Exterior Door-how to repair wood rot

minwax makes a wood epoxy that you can use to fill the roten area. you just have to sc**** it down to solid bare wood before you use it. put it on a little thinker than the wood then sand it down to match. it will be stronger and last longer than the wood and it can be painted after.

Faron
Re: Victorian Wood Exterior Door-how to repair wood rot

A 10yr.-old Victorian?!;) j/k!

Yes, definitely remove all "soft" material.
Then the important part...
Make sure you use a "Wood-Petrifier" b4 the Epoxy-filler goes on.
It's a separate product that hardens-off the wood to eliminate further deterioration.

Painted 3 times in 10 yrs.?!??!
* That seems a little more frequent than it should be.
* What part of door is affected?
* What kinds of prep and paint have been used?! (EXACTLY)
* What side of house is it?
* Direct SUN/weather-exposure, or sheltered by a porch?

Faron

lincraw
Re: Victorian Wood Exterior Door-how to repair wood rot

The wood door is exposed to the elements, not covered by a porch. I used exterior Para Paint...best they sell. It's on the east side of the house, and I sand it smooth before painting.

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Victorian Wood Exterior Door-how to repair wood rot

Epoxy products will work to do repairs. I have to ask, when you paint the door do you do all 6 sides especially the bottom?

Jack

Gizmo
Re: Victorian Wood Exterior Door-how to repair wood rot

Google "Git Rot". The product is great for wood boats..

lincraw
Re: Victorian Wood Exterior Door-how to repair wood rot

Yes Mr. McDaniel, I do paint all 6 sides, including the bottom.
thanks for the tips

Chris
Re: Victorian Wood Exterior Door-how to repair wood rot

I concur with the Minwax wood hardener and epoxy repair - I've used it on rotted windowsill and trim with great results.

If the deterioration is in a trim or otherwise distinct area of the door, purchasing a new component part may also be a good option. Using a non-wood product isn't 'genuine', but it won't rot, either!

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