Soffit repair and painting


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Old 06-10-24, 12:13 PM
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Question Soffit repair and painting

I am thinking about minor repairs and touch-up painting of my soffit this year or next. These images show the work that could be done. How should I go about it? What is the simplest way?









 
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Looks like they used shoemold or quarter round to hide the gap.
What is the soffit material? masonite?
 
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Thank you for responding, marksr. I'm not sure whether it's masonite or wood. There is some quarter round there. The house was built in 1966.
 
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So what do you suggest?
 
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A little hard to tell from the pics but any rotten quarter round would get replaced. What's in decent shape can be nailed tight and caulked. If there is damaged masonite it gets more complicated. Maybe the best/easiest course of action would be carefully scrape the damaged areas and then apply a wood filler or bondo.
 
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What kinds of nails and caulking? What kinds of wood filler or bondo? Could you also please recommend any instructional videos?
 
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To prevent rust you want to use galvanized nails. Most any exterior wood filler or bondo will work fine.
 
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I'm not thinking so much brands as the composition of the caulk and the exterior wood filler. Where I'm using caulk, is there a good fast hardening kind that sticks well and tends to draw the surfaces you're caulking between together? Is there a particular exterior wood filler that tends to stay in, dry quickly, and not flake or droop?
 
 

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