Fixing Decayed (Rotted) Wood Using an Epoxy Penetrant and
When you come across rotted wood in your old house projects, instead of replacing the damaged wood, you also can repair it with specialty epoxy penetrants (also called consolidants) and fillers to make repairs. Not only is this faster, but the fixed wood is stronger than the original. For example, if you are fixing an old window and you strip the wood, paint on an epoxy penetrant. This will not only strengthen the wood, but also give it complete protection from moisture for decades once it is primed and painted.
About Epoxy Consolidants (Penetrants) and Fillers.
These products restore rotted, severely damaged windows, columns, frames, broken furniture, structural and decorative wood components. They are especially valuable for parts that cannot be replaced because of size, shape or other reasons. The objects restored with these products become fully functional parts often stronger and far more durable than the original.
The penetrants. Reinforces, rebuilds, water- and insect-proofs wood by hardening after penetrating. Regenerates rotted windowsills, frames, structural and decorative parts, furniture, boats, columns, floors.
Epoxy fillers are a structural adhesive putty and wood replacement compound. They are a high-strength no-shrink adhesive paste to fill, repair and replace wood and other materials in structures, walls, floors, furniture, sculptures. They are unaffected by water and insects.
We use Abatron's wood restoring products. It is better to use a product specially formulated for wood even if it is more expensive. Product information below. Note: Only buy enough for a year as the components degrade over time
Here are two examples of how we used an epoxy penetrant and filler to fix damaged wood.
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