Shed wood rot repair

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Shed wood rot repair

I have a shed that appears to have following things that I would like to repair.

1. Wood cracks and small hole on the edge.
2. some nails appear to be rusting
3. some staples are popping out of the wood.

I am not very handy and I would like to know what what is the easiest fix I can do to repair all this.

I have been hearing bondo to fill the hole but people at home depot told me bondo may not work.so I am confused.

Also, I tried to put some vinegar and baking soda and let it stay on the rusted nails for few hours but I don't see much improvement.

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Old 04-07-19, 05:20 PM
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Rusty nails and staples that are working out need to be pulled and replaced with hot dipped galvanized nails. You can use bondo, but it may not last more than a few years.
 
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How soft is the wood shown in the bottom pic?
For the rusty nails you don't remove you'd need to coat them with a solvent based primer. An oil base primer will stop the rust from bleeding thru the paint for several yrs.
 
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The wood is not soft in the bottom pic. It has some cracks and some staples are popping out in the bottom pic. I will try to use the primer as you mentioned.
 
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The wood boards need protection from the elements.Also in your case the seam where the boards meets the stuccoed wall creates an ideal environment for wood rotting.After cleaning out the seam and the wood is dry, fill the seam with butyl rubber caulk. Then paint the boards. A step up in expense is to cut lengths (wall width plus 6 inches each end for wrap around) of aluminum coil used for trim to extend the drip edge to below the seam (onto the stuccoed wall). Coils are usually 24 inches wide by 50 feet long The trim pieces would be placed under the existing drip edge and nailed (aluminum nails) to the wood board.
 
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That sounds like a good idea. I am not very handy so I am not sure I can install the coils, but I will look into it. Thank you for your feedback.
 
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You could take the measurements to where a siding guy is working and get him to cut/bend the aluminum coil stock you need. Just make sure you measure correctly! It's not a big deal to tack up the aluminum fascia.
 
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Great, thanks for the tip!
 
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