Thursday, April 25, 2013

How to Hang Pre-hung Door - Part 9 of 15 - Caulking Door Screws Holes

By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
DAP Drydex Spackling and Nail Hole Filler, 5.5 oz
Paint scraper 1-inch

Mr. Victor Longpont hired my services to remove his garage door that had become damaged after a bad rain storm. The door had not been painted for over 30 years, the bottom of the door was damaged by a badly worn door shoe and sweep that allowed water into the bottom of the door.

This post shows the three steps to caulking the drill holes within the pre-hung door frame.

Step 1: Use DAP Nail Hole Filler to fill in the holes from the drill. DAP states from their website that the Nail Hole Filler contains an indicator that causes the application to change from pink to white. This spackling compound is good for outdoor use. It did shrink a little but applying a second coat to the nail holes fix that problem, and the nail hole filler was easy to sand and later paint. 
Step 2: Fig.1 shows two areas that hole filler was applied and filled the holes. 
Step 3: Fig.2 shows the hinge side of the door frame, notice the pink holes in the frame show that the area is still drying.
Fig.1 Latch side of door
Fig.2 Hinge side of the door

How to Hang a Pre-hung Door:

  • Part 1 of 15 Introduction Why Replace This Garage Door
  • Part 2 of 15 Removing The Damaged Door
  • Part 3 of 15 Door Hardware Removed
  • Part 4 of 15 Door Threshold Removal
  • Part 5 of 15 Installing Door
  • Part 6 of 15 Recycled Metal Removed
  • Part 7 of 15 Caulking Outside Door Edges
  • Part 8 of 15 New Door Hardware Installed
  • Part 9 of 15 Caulking Door Screws Holes
  • Part 10 of 15 Inside Door Mud
  • Part 11 of 15 Inside Door Taping
  • Part 12 of 15 Inside Door Painted
  • Part 13 of 15 Applying Stucco To Door Edge
  • Part 14 of 15 Exterior Door Molding
  • Part 15 of 15 Old Door Cut to Trash

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