I had decided to touch up my front timber fence, there was paint peeling off some areas on top of the fence, this was caused by bird droppings reacting with the paint, (bird droppings make a good paint remover), whilst I was patching I found that one of the corner posts was rotting at the top corner, I'm guessing it's wood rot, I have seen this problem on weatherboards, where the wood rots under the paintwork.
I removed the rot, using a chisel and sandpaper, I deliberately tapered the bottom area to prevent and water seeping through to the bottom of the repair.
2. I had some Cyprus pine, shaped it to fit the area, I left the outer areas larger for trimming later.
I glued (outdoor glue, weatherproof) and temporarily screwed the blocks of timber.
Let the glue dry overnight, removed the screws.
Cut the access of timber inline with the post and patched the area with outdoor repair filler.
Sanded area, undercoat the paint the area.
Lesson to learn, carry out minor repairs before they become a major problem.
Well done @JoeAzza and many thanks for sharing. Great repair job! I'm sure this will be very helpful to other community members in future.
Love your work,
Hi Joe ,
I have done a few of these repairs on our 184yr old property, one of the best glues to use is a polyurethane glue, as it expands to fill the inevitable gaps (and termite damage).
The Sikaflex techgrip glue I use is this one https://www.bunnings.com.au/sikabond-125g-techgrip-multi-purpose-polyurethane-adhesive_p1660985 ,
It is also great to fix splits in hardwood timber palings, just wedge open the crack, squirt the glue in, then wedge the crack closed (using adjacent palings), come back next day and clean up with chisel.
For external rotting timber I usually pre-spray the area , where possible with "eco seal" ?? (green aerosol for treating cuts on treated pine, usually kept in the timber section).
Thank you, next I go the Bunnings , I'll buy the Sikaflex glue and try it, I am currently using Titebond Ultimate 3 and Wellbond.