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What wood filler to use to repair small cracks in deck before staining??

What wood filler to use to repair small cracks in deck before staining??


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Old 03-31-19, 06:22 AM
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What wood filler to use to repair small cracks in deck before staining??

I like to repair some cracks in my deck before re-staining.
Can anyone recommend a good product?
 
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Old 03-31-19, 06:26 AM
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What kind of stain do you intend to use?
Fillers don't work well on decks, if I'm using a solid stain I might caulk the worst cracks.
 
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Old 03-31-19, 06:41 AM
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I was thinking a semi transparent grey-brown.
 
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Old 03-31-19, 07:04 AM
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You might want to consider using a petrified wood hardener and then using the matting wood epoxy paste.

See this ...https://www.homedepot.com/p/PC-Produ...-100649623-_-N

Mark, what do you think?
 
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Old 03-31-19, 09:44 AM
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Decking expands/contracts to much with humidity changes for fillers to be a viable option. The odds are a filler will pull away from some of the wood and pop loose. A filler might do ok in a covered porch but when the decking is exposed to the elements a filler is prone to fail.

If a crack/void is to big to leave you're probably better off replacing the board.
 
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Old 04-01-19, 02:13 PM
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I'm with Mark - if I can't live with the cracks, the board gets replaced. I have one to do this summer myself.
 
 

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