How can I repair siding (dog chewed) before painting?

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Beth asked 9 years ago

My lab puppy chewed on my siding. It isn’t a huge area only about 3 inches wide. Can this be repaired before painting? Thanks.

1 Answers
Crowder Painting answered.

If replacing the piece of siding isn't possible, you can use exterior spackling paste to repair the area. Another product that works is FixAll. This is a exterior patching compound that dries very hard.

Make sure to prime the area with a good oil based primer first. Allow the primer to dry then do the needed patching. After the patch has dried, prime the repair with the same oil based primer.