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Pergola Dry Rot Repair and Repaint

pergola dry rot repair and repaint
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Dry rot repair is part of our preparation process when repainting or refinishing wood pergolas.

A pergola can be an enormously beautiful addition to a home. With time and care, lovely ivy vines and beautiful flowers and roses can climb the walls of your home. But without care, time can also wear down the wood with dry rot, weather damage, and sunwashing. 

Basurto Painting recently had a wonderful chance to go inside the CordeValle Country Club, a beautiful luxury resort nestled into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains between San Jose and Monterey Peninsula. The pergola in question was 15 years old and 30’ x 60’. When the club management discovered dry rot in the wood, they called Basurto Painting.

Our first step was to dig out the dry rot areas and repair any cracks or breaks. To fill the holes, we treated them with a liquid epoxy filler. The two-part epoxy we used is fast-drying, allowing us to carry on with our work quickly and efficiently.

removing pergola dry rot
removing dry rot
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Next, we sanded the patched pergola down into the shape of the wood. Once the wood was whole again, we primed and painted it. The job took us a total of two weeks. But as you can see from the photos, the end result was well worth our time and effort! As you can see, dry rot repair is part of our preparation process before painting.

Photo: Basurto Painting
Photo: Basurto Painting

Do you have a pergola in need of refinish, repaint, or repair? Let Basurto Painting take care of it for you! Please contact us today, and we’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible to take look and make an estimate. Call today, and see why San Jose and beyond are raving about Basurto Painting’s “Elevated Standards.”





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