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How can I repair dry rot on outdoor porch post. Bren

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how can I repair dry rot on outdoor porch post. Bren
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Home Improvement
Expert:  Rick replied 2 years ago.

I'm assuming the rot is not affecting the structural integrity of the post. If it is you'll have to replace the post. Bondo is fine as long as you properly prep the rotten wood with a penetrating epoxy. This epoxy stabilizes the rot then you finish it off with Bondo to get it to look the way you want. There are a lot of options for penetrating epoxy. Here's one: