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Offline suds

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Wood Putty?
« on: October 29, 2017, 08:04 PM »
I’ve got a split in my cedar handrail and since snow will accumulate on it I’m wondering what to fill it with and be stainable? 
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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Wood Putty?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2017, 08:08 PM »
I'd epoxy it. Mix some color in the epoxy.

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Offline Naildrivingman

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Re: Wood Putty?
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2017, 08:14 PM »
If you can, try GENTLY inserting a shim or two to spread the crack enough to surgically insert some ext glue, remove shim, then clamp.  If not, epoxy is about the only option I can think of.
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Offline jobsworth

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Re: Wood Putty?
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2017, 08:24 PM »
Im with Thom and ndm, Id use a epoxy stick to match the color

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« Last Edit: October 29, 2017, 08:27 PM by jobsworth »
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Offline Pnw painter

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Re: Wood Putty?
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2017, 09:20 AM »
I'd recommend System Three Scuptwood Paste. If you end up using it, don't overfill the crack because it's not the easiest to sand.


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Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Wood Putty?
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2017, 01:34 PM »
Since this is your railing, you probably have time to dutchman a piece in and then you can re-stain/finish. Epoxy works, and can be aesthetically pleasing and is quick, but to me it always looks patched.
Tim