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 [https://amzn.to/2wG6uL9], used to rebuild rotted areas
– painter’s tape [https://amzn.to/2MyRA44], for masking off area around the repair
– long, straight board, used as a straightedge [https://amzn.to/2WuO6V7]. Lexan panel [https://amzn.to/2QWpvCv], for use as an easel for mixing epoxy
– 100and 120-grit sandpaper [https://amzn.to/2K1tJbj], used to smooth hardened epoxy
– primer [https://amzn.to/2MApYf3] and paint [https://amzn.to/2IuReqd], used to finish the repair

Tools for How to Fix Rotted Wood with Epoxy:
– router [https://amzn.to/2Ip5Gjn] or cut-out tool fitted with a V-shaped bit [https://amzn.to/2MB2wyp], used to grind out rotted wood
– paint scraper [https://amzn.to/2Wsiakc], used for scraping off paint from wood surfaces
-plastic putty knives [https://amzn.to/2ItxmDw], used to apply epoxy
– aviation snips [https://amzn.to/2MyId4q], used for cutting profile of wood trim into plastic putty knife
– double-barrel caulking gun [https://amzn.to/2XzlgPJ], used to dispense two-part epoxy
– one-and-a-half inch paintbrush [https://amzn.to/2QWUJct]
– 1-inch-wide paintbrush [https://amzn.to/2Wp7wWm], used to apply bonding agent to wood
– 3-inch paintbrush [https://amzn.to/2wHO6BD], used to apply primer and paint

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