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Fixing rotten door moulding

stelz
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Fixing rotten door moulding

Hi all,

 

Hope everyone is having a very productive DIY weekend.

I need some help/suggestion on how to fix this rotten door moudling in the bathroom, think due to water damage when we purchased our house.  

 

Thank you. Door moulding 1.jpg

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
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Re: Fixing rotten door moulding

Hi @stelz,

 

I'd suggest you start by using a chisel or flathead screwdriver to dig out any loose, crumbly or deteriorated timber. Chase the damaged timber until you reach a solid section that you start having issues removing easily. Once you have reached solid timber, spray the area down with Earl's 250ml Wood Hardener. This is a fantastic product that binds and solidifies the remaining timber. Once this product has dried, you can start to fill and reform the area with Builder's Bog. Once the bog has dried, you can sand it flat, prime and paint. Alternatively, you could cut the section of timber out and replace it with an equivalent piece. However, you might need to do some work to get the new piece of timber to fit correctly.

 

Please let me know if you have questions.

 

Mitchell

 

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stelz
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Re: Fixing rotten door moulding

Hi @MitchellMc 

 

Thanks for the tips and advice.

I am doing too many project all at the same time. I will updated once I get started on the door. 

 

Thank you again.

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MitchellMc
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Re: Fixing rotten door moulding

Sounds like a plan, @stelz. Too many projects at once is a great way of getting none of them finished.

 

Please let us know if you need any assistance when you start the job.

 

Mitchell

 

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stelz
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Re: Fixing rotten door moulding

@MitchellMc  Nailed it. Lol.

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