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posted by Steven Listino on October 9th, 2009 at 6:57 AM

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How many times have you run across rotted woodwork on a client’s house? Well, the answer is – almost daily, depending on the age of the home. Why? Well, here’s a little background information. Houses built within the last 20 years are more susceptible to rotted wood than 20 plus year old homes. Why? Lumber coming from "new growth" forests" seems to be the culprit. Tree are grown so quickly that the resulting product, is a wood that is lighter and less dense than it used to be. Signs of this can be evident in the ring structure of a tree viewed when a tree is cut crosswise. Tree rings (the telltale sign of a trees age) are farther apart than of a tree that is allowed to grow naturally (without growth stimulating agents). The result again, is wood that lighter, less dense and more susceptible to rotting. So, now that we know this, how does a painting company deal with these discoveries of rotted wood? First step is to inform the homeowner. The usual response I get is, “can you fix it?” The answer is “yes”. We have a carpenter on staff whom can do wood replacement as needed. That is all fine a good if the repair is minor. How about more complicated wood replacement i.e.: rotted wood that part of a column, or the rotted piece of millwork is a profile that iS difficult to find? The answer? New epoxy products like Advanced Repair Technology's Flexible Wood Epoxy Repair System. This two part primer and filler epoxy allows you to repair wood without costly and inconvenient wood replacement. The process is simple, and the resulting repair is rot proof and sturdy. As with all of painting, preparation is the key to a successful job. This is no exception. And First, all signs of rotted wood must be removed, and the wood must be allowed to dry completely. Next, mix the two part primer and apply to the areas of wood in the repair area. Within 30 minutes, mix and apply the wood filler. Since the wood filler is in the form of a jell, it can be applied without sagging, an important and unique feature. Also, the jelly property allows the user to easily sculpt it. When dried, the filler can be sanded, primed and finish coated the following day. Be sure to follow the enclosed instructions completely, and you will be presently surprised at the ease of use of this new wood epoxy repair product. Your customer will also be very happy knowing that a solution for costly wood repair has been discovered. Visit www.advancedrepair.com for more information. Best of all - We can do a Professional Repair for you.

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