Duley’s Quality Painting specializes in restoring the homes in the Fresno, Ca and the surrounding areas of the Central Valley. Wood that has been damaged by water and fungus must be repaired or replaced before it can be painted.
The primary thing that needs to occur is that the moisture problem causing the dry rot should be corrected. Consult one or more of the following a roofer, a plumber, or an HVAC specialist. After the moisture problem has been eliminated and the fungus has been cleaned away, the underlying wood is cracked and porous, incapable of holding a fastener or supporting a coat of paint.
Dry-rotted wood that will be bearing a load should be torn out and replaced. However, non-bearing surfaces, such as window frames, trim and baseboards can be repaired in place.