• Hometalker
  • Fenton, MI
Asked on Apr 9, 2019

Can I use wood putty on my deck and then paint?



I have a board on my deck but wondering if I could use wood putty and sand it then paint? Or should I replace the board?

5 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Apr 9, 2019

    Since a deck receives so much exposure to the elements I don't think you will be happy with the results of putty for repair. I would go ahead and replace it. If it's pressure treated lumber, you will need to wait at least 3 months before priming and painting.

  • Annie
    on Apr 9, 2019

    If it is a problem with only one board, I would replace that board. But only, because I think once you start painting a deck, you are going to have to maintain that all the time. If your deck is hit with really hot sun (or a lot of rain), you may have to repaint every year or two.

  • Redcatcec
    on Apr 9, 2019

    Yes, replace the worn out board if compromised and the structure of support is ok.

  • William
    on Apr 10, 2019

    Replace the board. Wood putty would just pop out with expansion and contraction.

  • Wanda
    on Apr 11, 2019

    Thank you for helping me . I did not know what to do?

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