Repairing Old Wood & Addressing Peeling Paint

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by Building Moxie
With old houses, there are two types of projects that seem to pop up almost as regularly as rain ... Repairing Old Wood & Addressing Aging Paint. Recently I had the opportunity to work with two products that preformed excellently in these areas: I used Peel Bond Primer/Bonder to prep wood behind new gutters & I used Abatron's WoodEpox to repair a rotten wood window sill. Neither was a solicited endorsement, but rather the result of good research. Hope it's helpful.
2nd floor balcony on my old house (before)
Abatron's WoodEpox is like dough.
Peel Bond Primer & Bonder
Repaired wood window sill
Fascia prepped with Peel Bond prior to gutters
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  • Judy Britz Judy Britz on Jul 02, 2017
    I live in an older Mobile home single wide..Please recommend exterior wall paint on a tight budget

  • Marie.davidson Marie.davidson on Jul 30, 2017
    It looks like I found this post sort of late, but hope you are still monitoring because peeling and rotten windowsills are my problem. Do I have the steps straight? - coat the windowsill with Wood epox and smear it, then coat with a primer, and then apply paint?
    Thank you!

  • Julie Julie on Jan 09, 2023

    My home was built in 1876 with some very decorative exterior molding. I’ve already made my repairs with wood dough, primed and painted. However, there are many irregularities in the finish. Can I lightly sand existing new paint and apply the epoxy in the divets to give me a smoother finish?

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  • Building Moxie Building Moxie on Nov 15, 2012
    all the best @Sharron W I would try to make sure that it is not too hot and not too humid. and perhaps would look to do both coats of paint in the same day (again see what the product recommends) ... look forward to seeing pics of the redo. ~jb

  • There's no getting away from it, if it's flaking, it needs to be removed. Sanding, priming and painting is the way to go.