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jburchill 07-02-2013 08:33 AM

Damaged Siding
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Hello all, I made a mistake by pressure washing off the paint off of my 3 season sun room. The pressure washer damaged a few boards probably like 3 1'x8's. The boards are tongue and grove and are about an inch thick. So removing them and getting new ones are really not an option. Plus fixing I would thing would be cheaper and easier.

I started to sand them down to fix the issue but that is taking forever. I will probably keep sanding them down unless someone could suggest something easier?

The damage are just small little dents and really show through the paint.

Sorry I don't have a pic

joecaption 07-02-2013 09:18 AM

Without a picture where going to have to guess.
Once the paints sanded off I would try using Durham's Water Putty.
Or Bondo.

jburchill 07-02-2013 09:32 AM

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Thanks for the reply, after I get the paint off I think sanding will fix the issue. I didn't really want to use putty to fix it.

What are your thoughts on a hand planer to smooth it out?

jburchill 07-02-2013 12:38 PM

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I think i'm gonna go buy a belt sander and see if that works

Windows on Wash 07-03-2013 10:51 AM


Originally Posted by jburchill (Post 1210462)
I think i'm gonna go buy a belt sander and see if that works

You are going to need a steady hand. You can very quickly take off a bunch of material with a belt sander.

I would start with a DA sander. It will be easier to blend.

jburchill 07-03-2013 03:19 PM

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I started to fix the issue lastnight and the belt sand works pretty good. After I use the belt sander I use a palm sander to blend it in. its looking better now.

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