Anonymous asked in Home & GardenMaintenance & Repairs · 3 weeks ago

Can steel putty be used to fill up crevices caused by termites ?

4 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    that won't kill the termites.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Yes but won't fix the problem. Problem is you got rotting wood.  The termites have the strength to take out bits of the rot.  Wood is as hard as your fingernail, so if you can pick out the wood with your fingernail, it is rotten ahead of the termites. So you should have replaced that piece of wood.

  • elhigh
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    It can, but it's not the best choice.

    First and foremost, address your termite problem. Unless you address your termite infestation, anything you do is wasting time.

    There are products designed to address wood degradation; they soak into the wood better than putty and will stabilize the surrounding material. Then you can build on that to restore original contours and strength.

  • In
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Wood putty can be used to fill surface imperfections, but it is best to replace the damaged wood.

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