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Introduzione

This Fast Fix can be used to patch a crack in any hollow wood door. The materials that will need to be purchased include body/wood filler, sandpaper/sanding sponge, paint, putty knife, and a paint brush. To prevent any hazards, gloves and a face mask are recommended. Overall, this Fast fix should take no longer than an hour to complete and should not cost over $10 when purchasing the required materials.

  1. Clean and dust the affected area with a paper towel, rag, or brush. Clean and dust the affected area with a paper towel, rag, or brush.
    • Clean and dust the affected area with a paper towel, rag, or brush.

  2. Sand the affected area with a 60/80 grit sanding sponge.
    • Sand the affected area with a 60/80 grit sanding sponge.

    • Any type of sand paper or sanding sponge will work on wood surfaces.

    • It is recommended to place newspaper under the door to keep the sand/dust contained.

  3. Remove any sand/dust with a paper towel.
    • Remove any sand/dust with a paper towel.

    • It is recommend to use gloves to prevent any minor splinters.

    • It is also recommended to use a face mask to prevent inhaling any dust/sand.

  4. Use putty knife to apply body filler until an even layer is formed.
    • Use putty knife to apply body filler until an even layer is formed.

    • Start with a small amount and then add more if needed.

    • A smaller putty knife allows for easier application in creases and folds.

  5. Remove any excess body filler with putty knife
    • Remove any excess body filler with putty knife

    • Its okay if the surface is uneven, you will use sandpaper to smooth the surface in a later step.

  6. Allow to dry (or use a blow dryer for lesser wait time).
    • Allow to dry (or use a blow dryer for lesser wait time).

    • More expensive brands of body filler will dry faster.

  7. Gently sand the surface. Gloves and a face mask are highly recommended but not required for this step.
    • Gently sand the surface.

    • Gloves and a face mask are highly recommended but not required for this step.

    • Newspaper is also recommended to contain any sand/dust.

    • Reapply body filler, allow to dry, and re-sand if surface remains uneven.

  8. Use a similar toned paint to paint the area if any discoloration exists.
    • Use a similar toned paint to paint the area if any discoloration exists.

    • Wood paint is ideal for wood doors.

  9. Allow to dry.
    • Allow to dry.

    • Your door should now look neutral and clean.

    • A blow dryer is recommended for faster drying.

Conclusione

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

Lea Thomas

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