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mkaye

07:26AM | 07/15/03
Member Since: 04/04/02
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Hello,

I recently need to replace some rotted wood railing posts on a painted deck/porch. I tried to fit the new posts and bottom rails as tightly as possible - but there are gaps.

Before I paint the new wood - I want to fill the gaps (between the posts and bottom rail) so that water/mositure does not reach the unpaint wood (i.e., space between the new posts and bottom rail).

Should I use caulk or wood putty? Any recommendations on which type of caulk or wood putty?

Thank you.

Piffin

03:33PM | 07/15/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1281 lifetime posts
I can't see it to be sure, but I would probably take some cedar shims and use Titebond 11 to glue them in, then use a shrp utility knife to trim off the excess.

Then use a painter's caulk.

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