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How To Restore A Wooden Door After It Has Been Damaged

January 27, 2022

How To Restore A Wooden Door After It Has Been Damaged

Wooden doors have now become a style statement. More and more people are now replacing their interior and exterior doors with wooden doors.

Wooden doors will add a special kind of rustic charm to your home’s interior and exterior space.

However, they require a lot of care as they are more susceptible to damage than other types of doors.

From extreme weather conditions to accidents, wooden doors are more vulnerable to many types of damage that leave them in desperate need of restoration and repair.

Also Read: How To Fix Common Front Door Problems

There are many uncertified doors manufacturers that sell low-quality wooden doors that get damaged quickly. So to avoid any inconvenience you should only buy your wooden doors from a professional door manufacturer.

Also keep in mind that wooden doors that are made from low-quality materials and have hollow cores are at a higher risk of getting damaged, hence you should always buy quality wooden doors from authentic door manufacturers.

But a damaged wooden door does not always call for a total replacement. When your interior and exterior wooden doors suffer from damage they can be restored by following some situation-specific instructions.

In this blog post, we will talk about how you can restore your wooden doors after they have been damaged.

Cracked Panels

Cracked panels are a problem that commonly occur in wooden doors. On the damage scale, this problem can range from minor to serious.

Here are some steps that you can take in order to fix the cracked panel of your wooden door.

  • Firstly make sure that the door is flat and clean, then smooth away all the jagged edges along the cracks with a sander.
  • Next insert a wooden spline and remove the pane. Apply a hefty amount of glue to the crack.
  • Apply pressure on the spline until the glue dries.
  • Now chisel off all the excess glue from the spline and sand the crack until it is smooth.
  • Lastly, paint the door before placing it back onto its hinges.

Rotten Wood

The Fixing of this issue depends upon the extent of the rot. If the rot is minor then you can fix the issue by following the below-mentioned steps:

  • Use a sharp tool to remove the rotten wood.
  • Then coat the rotten area with wood hardener and fill the recess with a wool filler.
  • When the wool filler begins to harden, then cut off the excess with a sharp tool. It will take at least 10 to 20 minutes for the wood filler to harden.
  • Once the filler has hardened completely use a sander to remove the excess filler and then repaint the door if needed.

Punctures And Holes

Holes and punctures are a common problem in wooden doors. You can fix the minor holes and punctures in a wooden door with the help of the following steps.

  • Using a sharp tool cut the jagged wood from the edges of the holes.
  • Then fill the holes with expanding foam insulation.
  • Leave the insulation overnight and let it dry then using a sander remove the excess insulation.
  • To restore the doors structural integrity apply a wood filler or spackle to the surface.
  • Lastly, once the surface is dry, you can repaint it if needed.

Chipped Wood

Chipped wood is a common issue faced by both exterior and interior wooden doors. However, it is easy to repair chipped wood with the following simple method.

  • Sand off any jagged or splintered wood edges from the chipped area
  • Make a wood filler and apply it to the damaged areas with a sharp knife.
  • Then use the knife blade and shape the wood filler according to the door shape and add another filler or layer if needed.
  • When the filler dries, sand off the excess filler until the surface is completely smooth.
  • Finally, repaint the door if needed.

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