Monday, September 05, 2005

House of Bondo

OK, it's not actually Bondo. It's "FILL-IT Epoxy Filler" from Smith, purchased from the Rot Doctor. I'm a bit sheepish about patronizing "The Rot Doctor," but so be it. I am extremely pleased, but not surprised, by my freakish accuracy in estimation: I had exactly the right amount of epoxy for what I needed to do, which was fill the two large dry-rotted areas entirely (first picture) and patch all the miscellaneous knots and cracks (second picture). All of the exposed wood has been treated with the liquid epoxy, which is why it's so dark.

Notice that I've also put the highly attractive flashing on top of that trim board, and added thicker trim around one window.

Yesterday's project: the flashing
This morning's project: the trim, sanding the epoxy patches.
Noon project: Hose the sanding dust off the house.
Project to start this evening: trim the flashing, special primer on the flashing, caulk the flashing, maybe start primer on the bare wood areas of the wall.


At 8:08 AM, September 09, 2005, Blogger arguchik said...

wow! your house looks so different and so "on the way" compared to last time i was there. i can't wait to sit and watch paint dry with you sometime soon...

"miss s."


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