Wood filler is the perfect solution for fixing and repairing wood and timber outdoors that has been damaged.

Repair Care has a wide range of quality exterior wood filler products for joinery repair for the professional market and we also offer training on how to use them to refurbish decayed and damaged timber.

Repair Care stands for total solutions in sustainable wood repair and maintenance. In more than 30 years we have become a total supplier of sustainable solutions for wood maintenance and repair.

What is Exterior Wood Filler?

Exterior wood filler is a type of filler that works particularly well in outdoor use. Being water-resistant and resilient against shrinking, cracking and crumbling, exterior wood filler offers a professional solution for preserving exterior wooden structures and surfaces.

An example of an exterior wood filler is epoxy resin wood filler, such as the DRY FLEX® range from Repair Care. This is a hardy, durable material that works perfectly for exterior use. The sustainability of Repair Care products such as these is in the quality of our products because they are built to last. A good material such as this proves its own sustainability in the long term – proving cost-effective with its lifespan.

What Can it Be Used On?

Exterior wood fillers can safely be used in an outdoor environment and on wood pieces that will live outside. Exterior wood fillers such as epoxy resin can withstand extreme weather without hardening during the application or cracking/shrinking once dry.

Examples of where exterior wood filler can be used include:

  • Window cills
  • Doors
  • Playgrounds
  • Wooden sculptures
  • Benches
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How to Use Exterior Wood Filler

To repair split wood (or wood that has large cracks), the following steps can be applied by a professional:

Step 1: Remove paint
Step 2: Remove all decay
Step 3: Measure moisture level (≤ 18%)
Step 4: Prime contact area with DRY FIX®
Step 5: Butter contact area with DRY FLEX® / BIO FLEX™
Step 6: Shape and finish repair
Step 7: Sand finished repair and apply paint

These steps can vary depending on the size and nature of wood damage.

Benefits

Using exterior wood fillers such as the DRY FLEX® range for outdoor applications saves time, money and has a more positive impact on the environment as opposed to UPVC alternatives for example.

Using an Epoxy wood filler to repair wooden structures saves taking these out and replacing them. Usually, wooden structures might be replaced by a UPVC material, which does not decay and has a negative impact on the environment long term. Using an epoxy exterior wood filler instead means wooden structures can be saved and there is no need for harmful plastic materials.

Shop the Repair Care range of exterior wood fillers today and find the new go-to solution for your projects and jobs.

How do you repair wood rot?

The best results come from using our DRY FLEX® resins following our 7 steps to achieving durable repairs.  You will then eliminate all of the rot and ensure a sound wood rot repair.

  • Step 1: Remove paint at least 10 millimetre from around the damaged area.
  • Step 2: Remove all decayed damaged wood using a high-speed router with a round cutter, leaving a straight shoulder with a minimum depth of 5 millimetre.  You must ensure all of the wood rot is removed.
  • Step 3: Check moisture content this must be 18% or below, then apply DRY FIX® by brushing liberally onto the bare wood allowing this to penetrate the wood for a minimum of 20 minutes.
  • Step 4: Using the EASY•Q™ double dosing gun, dispense the 2 component DRY FLEX® on to a plastic mixing plate, mix thoroughly until a homogeneous colour is reached.  Apply a thin coat onto the primed wood.
  • Step 5: Complete the repair by adding more DRY FLEX® and shaping using metal EASY•Q™ repair knives leaving a smooth finish.
  • Step 6: When the DRY FLEX® resin has completely cured, lightly sand leaving a smooth finish and a key for the decorative coating.  Any minor defects can be rectified using DRY FLEX® SF (fine surface filler).
  • Step 7: Finish in accordance with the approved paint specification.

Are you curious about our wood repair products? Check them on the right or see all our resins and tools in the webshop.

How do you repair wood rot?

The best results come from using our DRY FLEX® resins following our 7 steps to achieving durable repairs.  You will then eliminate all of the rot and ensure a sound wood rot repair.

  • Step 1: Remove paint at least 10 millimetre from around the damaged area.
  • Step 2: Remove all decayed damaged wood using a high-speed router with a round cutter, leaving a straight shoulder with a minimum depth of 5 millimetre.  You must ensure all of the wood rot is removed.
  • Step 3: Check moisture content this must be 18% or below, then apply DRY FIX® by brushing liberally onto the bare wood allowing this to penetrate the wood for a minimum of 20 minutes.
  • Step 4: Using the EASY•Q™ double dosing gun, dispense the 2 component DRY FLEX® on to a plastic mixing plate, mix thoroughly until a homogeneous colour is reached.  Apply a thin coat onto the primed wood.
  • Step 5: Complete the repair by adding more DRY FLEX® and shaping using metal EASY•Q™ repair knives leaving a smooth finish.
  • Step 6: When the DRY FLEX® resin has completely cured, lightly sand leaving a smooth finish and a key for the decorative coating.  Any minor defects can be rectified using DRY FLEX® SF (fine surface filler).
  • Step 7: Finish in accordance with the approved paint specification.

Are you curious about our wood repair products? Check them below or see all the resins and tools in our webshop.

How-to videos

You prefer to watch the 7 steps via our how-to videos? Watch all videos on our website.

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