How to Fix Rotted Wood with Epoxy – This Old House

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This Old House general contractor Tom Silva saves a rotting window with a two-part epoxy filler. (See below or a shopping list and tools.)

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Shopping List for How to Fix Rotted Wood with Epoxy:
– two-part epoxy, used to rebuild rotted areas
– painter’s tape, for masking off area around the repair
– long, straight board, used as a straightedge4. Lexan panel, for use as an easel for mixing epoxy
– 100- and 120-grit sandpaper, used to smooth hardened epoxy
– primer and paint, used to finish the repair

Tools for How to Fix Rotted Wood with Epoxy:
– router or cut-out tool fitted with a V-shaped bit, used to grind out rotted wood
– paint scraper, used for scraping off paint from wood surfaces
– plastic putty knives, used to apply epoxy
– aviation snips, used for cutting profile of wood trim into plastic putty knife
– double-barrel caulking gun, used to dispense two-part epoxy
one-and-a-half inch paintbrush
– 1-inch-wide paintbrush, used to apply bonding agent to wood
– 3-inch paintbrush, used to apply primer and paint

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