how to repair small hole in siding?


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Old 03-26-17, 11:55 PM
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how to repair small hole in siding?

We recently removed a Comcast cable that went through an exterior wall and I want to fix the hole but don't know the best way to do so. I think the siding is composite wood. The electrician put some white stuff in the hole and I'm not sure what it is. I'd like to post a picture but I don't see an attachment feature here. How do I prevent moisture from getting in?
 
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Old 03-27-17, 12:08 AM
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Welcome to the forums.

This will help.... http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html

Normally a little silicone or even electricians duct seal putty is used in the hole.
If you want to repair it completely..... use a product like plastic wood or Durhams rock hard water putty. Both dry rock hard. You could sand it smooth and paint to match.
 
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Old 03-27-17, 12:45 AM
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Here is a photo. Thanks, PJmax!
 
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another photo for scale (sideways)
 
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Old 03-27-17, 03:41 AM
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He probably used caulking, hopefully it's the paintable kind. Usually just touching it up with paint is satisfactory for most folks.
 
 

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