Bottom of door rotting


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AnthonyL

The front door c1860 is made of 5 vertical sections/planks. Although
within a porch the bottom of the door has some rotting and water
damage particularly at the joins.

I'm about to repaint the door and am looking for suggestions including
products for making good the damage.
 
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AnthonyL said:
The front door c1860 is made of 5 vertical sections/planks. Although
within a porch the bottom of the door has some rotting and water
damage particularly at the joins.

I'm about to repaint the door and am looking for suggestions including
products for making good the damage.

If you're thinking about doors at 05.57 in the morning the problem must be
quite bad ;-)

There are many suitable fillers out there that will do the job, but
personally I have had success with the resin from car bodywork repair kits
for fibreglass repair.

Dry wood thoroughly, fill and sand areas required
Mix resin properly, paint well onto/into wood where rotting, allow to dry
and sand back.
Finish with a good undercoat or varnish etc
 
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AnthonyL

If you're thinking about doors at 05.57 in the morning the problem must be
quite bad ;-)
SWMBO has been nagging and pangs of guilt :(
There are many suitable fillers out there that will do the job, but
personally I have had success with the resin from car bodywork repair kits
for fibreglass repair.

Dry wood thoroughly, fill and sand areas required
Mix resin properly, paint well onto/into wood where rotting, allow to dry
and sand back.
Finish with a good undercoat or varnish etc
Thanks I'll give it a go. You seem to suggest not necessarily
removing the rotten wood. Is that correct?
 
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Stuart Noble

AnthonyL said:
SWMBO has been nagging and pangs of guilt :(


Thanks I'll give it a go. You seem to suggest not necessarily
removing the rotten wood. Is that correct?
If the rotten wood is easy to remove by, say, poking it with a
screwdriver, then trying to reinforce it with resin will probably be a
fruitless task.
If it's reasonably stable, the resin treatment (aka "Ronseal wood
hardener" at an inflated price)is worth a try. However, as the previous
poster says, the wood has to be dry, and rotten wood holds a lot of
moisture. I'd tackle it at the end of the heatwave :)
 
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AnthonyL said:
SWMBO has been nagging and pangs of guilt :(
More like pangs of pain in the earole ;-)


Thanks I'll give it a go. You seem to suggest not necessarily
removing the rotten wood. Is that correct?
If you can't screw a nice looking shaped bottom edge to it without losing
the appeal then yes.
If painting over then the resin will need a little sanding to provide a key
for the paint to stick to.
 
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The front door c1860 is made of 5 vertical sections/planks. Although
within a porch the bottom of the door has some rotting and water
damage particularly at the joins.

I'm about to repaint the door and am looking for suggestions including
products for making good the damage.
Dear Anthony
The posts which say you are wasting your time resin reparing rot are
right. Cut it out to sound wood. There is only one resin I have found
any use at all in the last 30 years of profession repairs to timber
rot and that is the Windowcare system. There are three two part resins
- a "primer" - a filler / glue - and spot quick filler for making
good. Dont bother with the latter.
Use the first two to make good any minor inperfections and to fill the
gap between new and old wood.
chris
 
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