Update 2019 for Wood Filler for Decks
DeckStainHelp.com has become the Internet’s number one resource for all things wood deck restoration related. As before, we do not recommend you use wood filler and/or caulk for your decking projects. Feel free to leave us a comment with pictures of your completed projects below.
Wood Filler and Caulk for Decks
When taking on an exterior wood maintenance project, it is always best to follow proven methods to get the best results. For the do-it-yourself enthusiast, restoring a wood deck or other wood surface is something you can accomplish in a few days. Being educated on wood restoration will ensure your wood surface will look good and last for many years.
Many homeowners have asked about using wood filler and/or caulk prior to staining. As wood ages, it can crack and split leaving large voids on the surface. It can be tempting to fill these voids with a wood filler or caulk. Experts say that this can actually be a mistake you may want to avoid at all costs.