Wood fill on exterior deck that gets sun/snow


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Old 08-01-23, 03:24 PM
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Wood fill on exterior deck that gets sun/snow

Overall our deck is in good shape, but there are a few spots where the wood started to get eaten away where we watered a potted plant on our deck. The wood is solid, not soft.




What is the best solution for fixing/improving these few areas?

Should we just leave it and seal it? Should we wood fill it?
 
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Old 08-01-23, 03:31 PM
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You could patch it with an epoxy base filler, but I don't think it's necessary for that minor damage. I'd sand down any really rough spots and then refinish the whole deck with your preferred finish; it looks like it's past time for a good refinish.
 
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Old 08-01-23, 03:59 PM
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Thanks!

What epoxy base filler would you recommend? So many options.

Also, would it be feasible to finish the deck then then apply epoxy base after the solid stain?
 
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In my opinion only, that deck is way beyond it's usefull life, would you go barefoot on that?
 
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I do go barefoot on it!
 
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For exterior filler, I like Albatron WoodEpox. Just keep in mind than any epoxy based filler is tedious to sand once it sets up, so it's worth the time to get it as smooth and even as possible when applying it. You should fill before you stain. WoodEpox will take solid stain, but it's always a good idea to run a small test to make sure you like how it looks. The patch won't be invisible, but it will be an improvement.
 
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I'm not fond of using fillers on decking. Sooner or later the filler will turn loose no matter how good a job you do. I'd clean it up the best I could and then apply a solid deck stain.
 
 

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