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Handyman on call

It may be time to replace decaying boards

Q. I am scraping and sanding outside window woodwork and house trim prior to painting. In some areas I have found spots of decay, very soft wood. How can I treat those rotted areas, or do I have to replace each affected board? A friend said I can fill those areas with Bondo, the auto filler material.

BILL NELSON, QUINCY BILL NELSON, Quincy

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