Originally Posted by svreeland
I got my sentra board home and hung up and noticed a small gouge in it. I can't see it from the seating location but it is noticeable when I'm standing about 3-4 feet away. I'm assuming it would only get more noticeable after it was painted.
I think I need to fill it but I'm not sure what material to use and if I need to do any additional prep before I paint. I'm planning on using the RS-MaxxMudd formula.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Well first off, both sides are usable so how does the opposite side look?
A "gouge" would seem to indicate material has be displaced, not just depressed.
If you can take your fingertip and when moving it across the blemish feel the skin dip into the wounded area and hit a "ledge" on the opposite side, it needs fixing.
In this case, most likely 2 very light applications of "Slow Dry" Drywall compound would be best. The first to basically fill, and after it dries, another to "level". After you apply the 1st dab of mud and scrape it level, take a slightly dampened cloth and carefully wipe away the excess mud outside the depressed area. On the second coat, VERY LIGHTLY sand the perimeter edges of the repair first, then "barely" sand the center. You will need to prime the Sintra now, so the repaired spot doesn't stand out due to having a different paint absorbency level. However the repair should look virtually invisible before priming.
In the end, all you will have done might only to serve to make the blemish "almost" impossible to see except under the brightest light and closest scrutiny. That's certainly better than "I can see it more often than not.", and worlds improved over "I see it all the time!".