For plastic or composite decking, use an epoxy filler to fill screw holes. Mix the epoxy with thinner and use a syringe to fill the holes. Allow the epoxy to dry, then sand it so that it is flush with the deck.
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Drill the existing hole out and fill with a dowel. It will act like a plastic Molly. Wood filler would probably crumble but may hold. They also make a putty filler for filling in rotten wood or chips. It's made foe exterior use but will work to hold screws. Good luck.
Plastic wood filler is ideal for patching small holes and gouges in furniture and interior woodwork prior to finishing. It is a less than ideal option, however, for filling holes on painted or finished surfaces for two reasons.
Fill the hole with wood glue and then pound in your peg. Let it dry overnight and then cut off the remainder of the peg flush with the surface. At this point you can drill a new pilot hole for your screws.
I have kitchen cabinets that I removed the handles (2 screw holes) from and replaced with knobs (1 screw hole). In essence that left a quarter inch hole in each cabinet door. I read your blog but what is the “best” patch for that since the hole goes through and through. Our plan is to sand, prime and repaint the cabinets a new color.
A month ago, you probably saw this post on turning a closet into a reading nook.I removed the closet doors and needed to patch the screw holes left behind. Patching small holes in wood (or drywall):
You can but a better solution is to also add a sliver of wood into the hole before driving the screw. A stripped hole has few or noremaining wood fibers for the screw threads to grab. Even partially filling the hole by gluing in a piece of wood (a toothpick usually works well) provides fibers for the threads to grab.
Jim’s tips for filling nail holes in PVC:-Use a 2-part epoxy nail-hole filler made for PVC.-Using your hands, blend the two different epoxy components until the color is evenly mixed.-Only mix as much epoxy as you can use in fifteen minutes.-Applcation: For small holes use your finger. For larger holes use a 1-inch putty knife.
Stripped screw holes can be really inconvenient but the good news is that they are really easy to repair. If you're lucky, in some cases, all you would need to do is use a longer or bigger gauge screw but if that's not possible then watch the video to find out how to repair stripped screw holes in wood.
When drilling a pilot (starter) hole for a wood screw in a hinge, use a self-centering drill bit (one brand name is Vix Bit). They ensure a perfectly centered hole. If the hole isn't centered the screw will go in crooked and leave the screw head a little protruded. This could prevent the door from shutting properly.
Cellulose fillers are mostly for filling holes in woodworking projects like cabinets, mantels, trim or projects that you plan on finishing with stain and a topcoat. Cellulose filler is made with real wood.
Also, for filling screw holes in the Azek, they recommended Bond & Fill. The only problem is that applicator tool is pretty expensive. Has anyone used either of these, or the TrimBonder product that I mentioned in my initial post?
Because of its smooth plastic texture, however, it will stand out like a sore thumb if used to fill holes in the middle of walls. Wood fillers: there are two types of wood filler: ready-mixed and "two part" fillers which comprises filler and a chemical hardener.
If I'm filling small holes that won't be used again, I normally use Elmers wood filler. It's not really that stainable but works well. If existing holes work but are wallered out, you can glue either a small dowel or a wooden match stick in them to tighten them up.
In these situations, the best repair method is to drill out the screw hole with a 1/2-inch bit, then fill the enlarged hole with a glued 1/2-inch hardwood plug or solid hardwood dowel. You can buy hardwood plugs from woodworking dealers, hobby shops, and home centers.
Shop hole plugs in the specialty hardware section of Lowes.com. Find quality hole plugs online or in store.
I am considering two methods to fill in the existing screw holes so that I can drill two new pilot holes about 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch from the screws original locations. The existing holes were created by #8 flat head screws.
Re: What is the best way to fill screw holes in PVC trim? « Reply #17 on: August 22, 2014, 09:25 PM Trimwelder and Bondnfil make two part epoxy for laminating PVC as well as filling holes.