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    Repair gouges on painted wood

    I need to smooth the surface in the picture. Goal is smooth and painter white. The photo represents front door interior sideline area where previous owner painted over gouges. Paint is adherent. Sanding it smooth would leave noticeable defect.
    What would be the fastest, easiest, durable fix? Thought about bondo. Sherwin Williams recommended wood filler.
    Your Advice?


    (Never worried about it but we're moving and getting the house ready to show)

    TIA
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    Re: Repair gouges on painted wood

    I think it's a Minwax product, but there is a 2 part product very similar to Bondo but is a wood filler. I would rough the surface with some sandpaper, fill with that product & sand smooth, then paint over.

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    Re: Repair gouges on painted wood

    i would use Bondo

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    Re: Repair gouges on painted wood

    +1 for Bondo
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    Re: Repair gouges on painted wood

    drywall joint compound

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    Re: Repair gouges on painted wood

    The whole surface in the picture is "textured" so who in the heck is going to notice a few little gouges here and there and I don't think that a sale will hinge on that repair. I'd scuff sand the general area with 120 g, prime it, and repaint it white(r).

    Too much ado about nothing perhaps.

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    Re: Repair gouges on painted wood

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    The whole surface in the picture is "textured" so who in the heck is going to notice a few little gouges here and there and I don't think that a sale will hinge on that repair. I'd scuff sand the general area with 120 g, prime it, and repaint it white(r).

    Too much ado about nothing perhaps.
    Right except just outside the picture, all around the door, nothing is textured. It's a focal area just under the side window, although the pic I provided only shows the damaged area. When you feel it and look at it closely in person, it looks like dog damage where they jumped at the door. Realtor and stager both independently noted it as an issue that people would see. I just finished carving the edge contour seen as a round edge in the top pic. I think I'll go the bondo route but appreciate all the input.

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    Re: Repair gouges on painted wood

    For grins, here is after edge carving part around the window.


    Not perfect, but I'll clean it up with same Bondo.
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    Re: Repair gouges on painted wood

    Gotcha, that's a clearer explanation of the problem and what you need to fix.

    Realtor and stager both independently noted it as an issue that people would see.
    OMG, those ultra keen eyed potential buyers will walk out the door without making an offer or they'll reduce it by at least $1000. I'd say "fine, then you fix it to your satisfaction or get some dogs to fix it."

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    Re: Repair gouges on painted wood

    You guys are going more perfect / I'm moving more rustic... Had it with trying to upkeep outrageously expensive borg mill work. Give me a good ole rough saw or hand hewn board for trim and I'm happy happy happy.
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    Re: Repair gouges on painted wood

    Drywall mud. Let dry, pva primer, then paint.

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    Re: Repair gouges on painted wood

    ZAR wood patch is what I have been using for the same purpose. Seems to sand easier than Bondo. Takes paint very well.
    I might take a awl or five-in-one tool to scratch the deepest part of the depressions to give it some additional physical adherence.
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    Re: Repair gouges on painted wood

    Quote Originally Posted by redknife View Post
    I need to smooth the surface in the picture. Goal is smooth and painter white. The photo represents front door interior sideline area where previous owner painted over gouges. Paint is adherent. Sanding it smooth would leave noticeable defect.
    What would be the fastest, easiest, durable fix? Thought about bondo. Sherwin Williams recommended wood filler.
    Your Advice?





    (Never worried about it but we're moving and getting the house ready to show)

    TIA

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    Re: Repair gouges on painted wood

    Quote Originally Posted by CrealBilly View Post
    You guys are going more perfect / I'm moving more rustic... Had it with trying to upkeep outrageously expensive borg mill work. Give me a good ole rough saw or hand hewn board for trim and I'm happy happy happy.
    Yeah, I'm with you in spirit. It is interesting that what started out as hand-planed detailed trim molding has become standard mandatory mass produced borg fare. We're moving to more rustic, farm, etc. This house needs to sell (quickly I hope) with a congruent look, so we fuss.

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    Re: Repair gouges on painted wood

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Gotcha, that's a clearer explanation of the problem and what you need to fix.



    OMG, those ultra keen eyed potential buyers will walk out the door without making an offer or they'll reduce it by at least $1000. I'd say "fine, then you fix it to your satisfaction or get some dogs to fix it."
    All true. One of the things I hate about selling houses is what the majority seems to focus on when buying a house. I go right to the mechanicals, structure, cladding when looking. We've moved a bunch and any showing feedback we've ever gotten pertained to paint color and the like. I remember one potential buyer wrote feedback "Blue (room paint). What am I supposed to do with blue?" Umm, paint it?
    In this instance, we don't want someone getting some idea that the front entry door including sidelights and transom needs to be replaced. I hate it, but first impressions coupled with lack of knowledge can be loss of buyer. Most buyers also don't seem to know all of the options for making a real estate deal (pay contractor at sale, knock price down) when making initial decisions.
    After all that, they'll find something else ticky-tack I didn't even notice.

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