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How To Fix Hole In The Door


Holes in doors can be an eyesore, as well as letting in draft. Whether the hole is from a doorknob being repeatedly bumped into the door or from a DIY project gone wrong, there are a few ways to fix it. All you need is a few tools, some supplies, and a bit of time to make your door look good as new.

The first step is to assess the size of the hole. If the hole is larger than the diameter of a dime, then it is too big to fill with putty and you will need to use either a wooden patch or steel patch. If you have a wooden door, then a wooden patch is the best option. For steel doors, you will need a steel patch. We will discuss both options below.

Option 1: Using a Wooden Patch

  • Remove any loose wood pieces from the hole.
  • Measure the size of the hole and cut a piece of wood to fit.
  • Apply a thin layer of wood glue to the edges of the hole and place the patch into the hole.
  • Secure the patch with small nails or screws.
  • Use wood filler to fill in any gaps around the patch.
  • Once dry, sand the patch and surrounding area so that it is flush with the door.
  • Paint the patch and surrounding area to match the door.

Option 2: Using a Steel Patch

  • Remove any loose pieces of steel from around the hole.
  • Measure the size of the hole and cut a piece of steel that is slightly larger than the hole.
  • Apply a thin coat of epoxy glue to the edges of the hole and place the patch into the hole.
  • Secure the patch with small nails or screws.
  • Use steel filler to fill in any gaps around the patch.
  • Once dry, sand the patch and surrounding area so that it is flush with the door.
  • Paint the patch and surrounding area to match the door.

Whichever option you choose, it is important to make sure that the hole is filled properly. If the hole is too large, then the patch will not stay in place and will eventually fall off. If the hole is too small, then the patch will not be able to cover the entire hole. Once you have filled the hole, it is important to paint the patch and surrounding area to match the rest of the door. This will ensure that the repair is as invisible as possible.

With the right tools and supplies, fixing a hole in the door is not a difficult task. Just make sure to measure the hole correctly, use the appropriate materials, and take your time. You will be amazed at how good your door looks after a few simple steps.