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Replacing a Rotted Windowsill

Wood can rot if the paint has peeled and the wood is left unprotected. Windowsills are generally sloped outward so water can run off the sill.

If the wood is completely rotted you will need to replace the entire sill. You may want to call in the professionals to do this job. If the sill is rotted in a small area, you can do the following.

  1. Cut away the soft or rotted wood with a knife or wood chisel.

  2. Fill the damaged area with epoxy or polyester wood filler.

  3. Use a putty knife or small bread knife to shape the wood filler so that it matches the contours of the sill.

  4. Allow the filler to set and sand it smooth.

  5. Apply wood primer and paint to the repaired area.

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