Bondo. I had never heard of it before, and now It covers my whole house.
So I now understand the process we are doing on the outside of the house a lot better now. We are using a special waterproof paint that will be covering the whole house. The whole waterproof coating later will be about 1/16th of an inch. When the house was framed there are seams where the wood meets all over the space. Because the coating is so thin, all of those seams have to be covered and smoothed. HOW?
BONDO!!! It is auto body filler. It is an epoxy and dries really quickly once you mix it up. You normally have about a minute to work it into about a 6 inch space before the product dries. Well that might be simple when you are patching a spot on your car, but our house is 8 feet wide, 13 feet tall, and 28 feet long. That is a lot of area. The plan was to use for Dan's crew to spend 2 days patching up the whole house. It took them all week. They worked late into the night as well. They patched, sanded and smoothed the whole thing.
Think about the small amount of Bondo you can mix up at one time. Now imagine how long it took them to use up 9 gallons of the stuff! YEP! 9 gallons! We are so thankful that we were able to move the tiny house into our friend's indoor space for a few weeks while they worked on this process! It was such a blessing to be in a dry and temperature controlled area.
Now the house is perfectly smooth and ready to be waterproofed.