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Smith & Co. has invented a modern technology that restores deteriorated wood. It bonds to wood with a flexible epoxy resin that is largely made from the natural resins of wood itself, rejuvenating its natural strength and usability.

Bring New Life to Old Wood! - Rot goes into wood farther than you think. What is not noticeable to the eye, Smith & Co can find! Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer (CPES) consists of a tough, flexible resin system in a solvent blend which aids in the restoration of rotted or deteriorated wood. The Epoxy Resin system chemically adheres to the wood fibers and significantly strengthens them while allowing for normal expansion and contraction. CPES is effective because of the special blend of solvents that allow it to migrate into the wood fibers and into the cellulose of the wood. Impregnation of the wood with the Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer changes the cellulose of the wood (which the bacteria and fungi find easily digestible) into epoxy impregnated cellulose which resists the fungi, while reinforcing the wood, and accomplishing restoration.

Smith & Co Wood Restoration Step 1
Remove old paint and dry the wood. Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer (CPES) will not work properly if the wood is waterlogged and will not soak through old paint.
Smith & Co Wood Restoration

Step 2
Clean off the loose crumbly wood that is completely deteriorated. CPS works best on wood that cannot be easily picked off.

Smith & Co Wood Restoration Step 3
Saturate the wood with CPS. The filler (Fill-it Epoxy Filler) sticks best to wood treated first with the sealer.
Smith & Co Wood Restoration Step 4
After the solvents have evaporated (a day to a week, depending on ventilation and depth of decay), apply the Fill-It Epoxy Filler.
Smith & Co Wood Restoration Step 5
The next day the Fill-It Epoxy Filler may be sanded to shape.
Smith & Co Wood Restoration Step 6
Before Painting, apply one more coat of Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer to help the paint bond better to the wood and filler.

Rot Goes Into Wood Farther Than You Think
You cannot see all of it, but we can find it!

These two laminated beam sections were adjacent slices, cut side-by-side and one treated, so you could compare the almost-identical wood before and after impregnation. The fungi that causes rot leaves an abnormal porosity in apparently-sound wood near the decay. This is why rot starts up again behind conventional repairs with other products.

The slice on the right was treated with Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer (CPES) dyed blue so that the regions of abnormal porosity would be visible after treated. The wood was placed in a shallow tray and the liquid wicked up into the wood in only a few minutes. In regions where the fungi have eaten the wood the dyed resin is now visible. CPES impregnates the deteriorated wood much more than sound wood because it has more porosity. These regions are now injected with a highly rot-resistant and water repellent resin, and useful mechanical properties are restored. This treatment improves the ability of the wood to resist further deterioration.

This is the first step in the restoration process. When finally painted a fresh coat of CPES glues the paint to the wood so the paint sticks best and last longer.