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A cracked door frame can often deteriorate in time but can be salvaged when fixed with a repair kit. This guide will help homeowners repair cracks in the door frame on their own and at a very low cost, without having to replace the entire door frame.

  1. Cracked door jamb/frame caused by excessive force on door.
    • Cracked door jamb/frame caused by excessive force on door.

  2. Apply wood filler into the cracks of the door frame.
    • Apply wood filler into the cracks of the door frame.

  3. Attach the clamp onto the cracked door frame. Use a clamp with rubber edges for a sturdier grip and also to prevent damaging the door frame.
    • Attach the clamp onto the cracked door frame.

    • Use a clamp with rubber edges for a sturdier grip and also to prevent damaging the door frame.

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  5. Drill a pilot hole into the door frame. Screw a 4-inch screw into the frame through the pilot hole.
    • Drill a pilot hole into the door frame.

    • Screw a 4-inch screw into the frame through the pilot hole.

  6. Wait for the wood filler to dry.
    • Wait for the wood filler to dry.

    • Once dried, scrape off the excess filler with a scraper.

  7. Sand the filled up cracks to get a smooth surface.
    • Sand the filled up cracks to get a smooth surface.

  8. Paint and do not touch until dry.
    • Paint and do not touch until dry.

  9. Repaired door frame/ door jamb. Repaired door frame/ door jamb.
    • Repaired door frame/ door jamb.

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