Wood Filler for Cedar

Old 09-28-22, 07:01 AM
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Wood Filler for Cedar

Hi, any recommendation for wood filler on exterior cedar board? I have a woodpecker pecked a hole on the bottom trim (a 1x12 cedar) of the cedar siding I think it is called the water table board. It is about 12 feet up on top of the garage door. I don't think it has gone through the board. The hole is about 1.5" in diameter. The painter I used a few year back told me he used some kind of epoxy wood filler. It hold up really well. I should have ask him what it was. I couldn't find him anymore.
Old 09-28-22, 07:59 AM
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Bondo is an excellent filler for wood, it's all I ever use!
Old 09-28-22, 08:22 AM
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Your first step in any rotten wood repair is to strengthen and repair the wood that remains so that whatever you use to fill the hole will stick. I use Minwax wood hardener since it's commonly stocked in most box stores and hardware stores. Just paint it on and give it plenty of time to dry... usually longer than the label says.

Then fill with your choice of wood epoxies. Bondo is quick and easy, and readily available. It will take multiple coats and once it's filled you will need to sand it flat. The wood hardener will help the repair last longer.

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