Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Carpentry

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-07-2014, 10:42 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 1
Share |
Default

Replacing Small Sections of Rotted Trim


Hello everyone,

I have a question: How do I replace small sections of rotted trim wood?

I don't just want to know how to remove all the trim wood, or how to revove just the ends of the trim wood; I can find online tutorials for that easily enough. What I'm looking for is how to just replace small rotted sections of trim wood without taking away any of the good trim with it. I'd rather not waste resources replacing the entire trim just for the sake of a couple of inches of rotted wood here and there. The trim in question is all exterior: around the windows, on the siding, under the deck, and on the steps to the deck.

Maybe we could goudge it out, fill it, and paint it, like a dentist filling a cavity?


Thanks for your help,
Trish

FrazzledMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2014, 11:08 AM   #2
AHH, SPANS!!!
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Durham NC
Posts: 1,652
Default

Replacing Small Sections of Rotted Trim


once it starts it is hard to stop the rot. there are really professional ways to epoxy with hardeners and such but you have to clean really deep into wood to get back to non rot for the hardener to adhere to. a multi tasker tool can cut a foot or so above rot and you then need to replace only a foot of trim instead of entire runs (long lengths). sometimes you can do more damage with the repairs, please be careful.

hand drive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2014, 06:15 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Sarasota,Florida
Posts: 1,503
Default

Replacing Small Sections of Rotted Trim


If you are seeing rot in the trim, there's a good chance it's already started in the wood below it, best to take it off entirely and stop it in it's tracks before it turns into a big job.
Canarywood1 is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Canarywood1 For This Useful Post:
PaliBob (07-07-2014)
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help with Replacing Recessed Lighting from the 80's scubakathy84 Electrical 2 11-03-2012 04:57 PM
Help replacing rotted Sill Plate and Studs wjb Building & Construction 11 10-08-2012 08:09 PM
Exterior Trim 1 1/2" wide rotted monetzpond Carpentry 6 03-16-2010 01:50 PM
Lookin for a small trim saw. Jim West Pa Tools 7 08-13-2009 06:12 PM
Idea for small gap when replacing exterior door Littlerhody Building & Construction 1 04-21-2008 06:40 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.