Screw × blocking to the inside of the hole with drywall screws, so the blocking overlaps the hole Use a drywall or putty knife to cover the seams in the patch with joint compound Embed drywall tape over the seams, pressing it in the wet joint compound with a drywall or putty knife Allow the joint compound to dry overnight
Now, we ve already repaired it, not by replacing all of the damaged pieces, but replacing some and repairing the others with special exterior wood putty The first thing we did is to remove the brick mold I start removing the brick mold by first cutting the caulking with a razor knife, then prying it off the frame with a flat bar.
Use a power sander to blend any bare wood to the previously painted areas so the surface will be smooth Next, spot prime any bare wood with an exterior oil or latex primer After the primer is dry, caulk and putty any holes, gaps, or cracks in the exterior surface The final step is to apply two topcoats of exterior paint to the
Home Depot Adirondack Side Table Free outdoor side table plans from anawhite exterior deck screws Tools Tape Measure Speed Square Pencil When wood filler is completely dry, sand the project in the direction of the wood grain with grit sandpaper Vacuum sanded project to remove sanding residue.
Nov , Do you think of early fall as a time to paint or repaint porch railings, your house s exterior trim, or wooden garden features Scrape any flaking paint completely with a putty knife and sand any areas that need it with a medium grit sandpaper (like our putty knife damaged wood above our son was a little
They also bore into decks, outdoor furniture, fence posts, and swing sets Softer woods like pine, cedar, redwood, Fill Cracks Before painting or sealing, fill all cracks, nail holes, divots, and splintered wood with caulking or putty since these are attractive starting places for bees Caulking hole made in wood by carpenter
Choosing deck stains depends on the type of wood you re using I m going to make one Clear (or natural) Deck Stain Clear highlights the true colors of the wood and allows you to see all of the wood grain Using a clear deck Take a putty knife and mark an X in to random areas on your deck Make your marks
May , Boiled Linseed Oil is a great way to protect and beautify wood and metal items Just be careful and Wipe on a couple coats of BLO on furniture, trim, or any bare wood and let it dry until it is no longer tacky (usually hrs) On exterior surfaces in humid wet climates it has a tendency to mildew.