Eventually, every home will have some damaged wood. Perhaps it’s a porch column with a little water damage, or a door jamb that had an ill-timed meeting with a piece of furniture being moved.

For minor damage that isn’t a structural issue, one of the best repair solutions is to fill the gap with automobile body filler. While normally used to repair dents and dings in a car, it makes a great filler for any wood surface that is painted.

The two-part epoxy bonds quickly to the damaged wood surface. It hardens within minutes, and once cured, it can be sanded smooth, primed, and painted. Automobile body filler should only be used for cosmetic repairs, but the beauty of the product is that the damage that was once an eyesore is now completely invisible.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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