Cut away rotted timber with a hammer and chisel. Let timber dry (this can take weeks, and you must cover if it rains). Drill a honeycomb pattern of 5mm holes into damaged area, holding the drill at an angle.
Saturate the damaged area with penetrating wood gel applied with a rag or paintbrush. Protect your hands with rubber gloves. Let the gel soak into the damaged area and allow to dry thoroughly.
Apply exterior wood filler to the damaged area with a putty knife. Smooth the filler so it is level with the surrounding timber surface. Allow it to dry, then sand, prime and paint.
|HM Editor on 11 September 2012 ,17:16 |
Hi Jackie, it would be better to replace the affected floorboards. I presume you have some sort of decking floor on the patio, which is probably supported by a system of joists? New decking boards can be readily matched to the existing ones, and replacing them would actually entail less work than trying to repair them. Just be sure to check the joists beneath for structural integrity once the rotted boards are removed. Good luck! - Handyman Editor
|Jackie Kneipp on 31 August 2012 ,12:11 |
Great tips and very useful! I wonder if you could you please tell me if this is a process you can use for 'Dry Rot' in a timber floor of a Patio?
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