I am building a deck, have installed all of he sub fream and joists, and now simply need to fasten the deck boards on. If I pre-drill and countersink the screw holes, should I drive the screw below the surface of the board and back fill with something, or should I leave them flush with the surface? Thanks Mat
Filling screw holes in deck planks. Folks, I'm using the Camo hidden fastening system installing cedar decking. It creates 1/2 in holes and worried water will pool in there. Any issues you see with using an outdoor wood filler to fill the holes? Remove Advertisements.
I used it to fill holes where water had seeped into the screw holes and rotted the wood over time. I didn't fill cracks, per se, but I can see what you mean by the tension in the wood. Bondo works great as a hole filler, mix up small batches and apply with a plastic trowel.
Filling screw holes in deck planks. Folks, I'm using the Camo hidden fastening system installing cedar decking. It creates 1/2 in holes and worried water will pool in there. Any issues you see with using an outdoor wood filler to fill the holes? Remove Advertisements. Sponsored Links
I upgraded my old deck to composite decking. The composite deck boards worked with hidden fasteners, but the composite boards on the stairs required me to drill down into them. I couldn't find any plugs to cover the screw heads from the major retail hardware store, the manufacturer, or online. The
My first probably not my last screw up using TT composite decking. The mistake is all mine, as I layed out the Certainteed railing posts incorrectly. 1/4" lag holes in the decking boards. I was hoping that someone had a solution to filling the holes without pulling up the boards since it is a HFS. Composite Decking Repair I would try
use a putty knife or something like that, make a paste and plop it in, if you wipe it, you will have to fill again, just like nail spotting with plaster, when you wet sand it comes off sooooo easy, when its hard all you do is make the IPE look like crap for visual here is a pic, you cant really tell with the pics, but trust me wet sand is the only way to go, and for the plugs,
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