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Hello, I'm Marc Victors. I am excited to talk to you about painting your home. I loved to change the look of my home on a regular basis by using just a bit of paint. There are a wide range of paint options for every room. Therefore, it's important to know how to select the best type of paint for each area. For example, high gloss paint should only be used in the kitchen or bathroom since those areas need frequent cleaning to stay in good shape. Using high gloss in the bedrooms or living areas gives the space a harsh sheen when the lights are turned on. Please use the information on my site to select and use the right paint for the job. Also follow my site to learn how to correct apply the paint to the walls. Thanks.

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Tips For Repairing Rotted Wood

by Terry Fernandez

Any time wood comes in contact with water, it is susceptible to rot. This can happen anywhere in a home, such as the wood around a window or doorframe. When you have wood rot you have two options: cut out the wood and replace it with new material or try to repair it. Here are a few tips when it comes to making a wood rot repair.

Grind Out The Rotted Wood

The first step will be to grind out any of the wood that has rotted. As long as there is rotted wood, you will not be able to properly fix it. This can be done by using a router that has a V-shaped grinding bit attached to it since it will allow you to easily grind away at that wood until you reach the solid wood underneath. 

Strip Away The Old Paint 

You will then want to strip away all of the old paint in the area that you will be repairing. This will help the repair go smoothly because epoxy sticks to natural wood easier than to a painted surface. A bonding agent should then be applied to the wood surface so that the epoxy you use later will stick to the wood. The bonding agent can be brushed across the surface until it is completely covered.

Apply The Epoxy

Wood expands as well as contracts with the weather, which is why you want to fill in the gaps with epoxy. The epoxy is going to expand and contract with the wood as well, which makes it a great filler material.

Epoxy will come in a special tube with two parts that need to be mixed together. You squeeze out the epoxy and then blend the two parts together. Once the epoxy is exposed to the air, you only have about half an hour to get the job done. The epoxy can then be applied to the wood to fill in those areas that the wood was rotting. You will want to mold the epoxy to the shape of the wood, which is one of the hardest parts of the process. This is why this job is often left to a professional since they have experience with shaping and applying the epoxy to the proper shape. Once the epoxy has dried, you are then able to sand, prime, and paint the surface so that it all blends together.