Introduction

Door or window casing is very easily damaged in the home whether it be from moving furniture or being chewed up by a dog. This guide provides simple steps to fix multiple types of trim without breaking the bank.

Sand down the damaged area of the trim using the block sanding sponge to make a smooth surface.
  • Sand down the damaged area of the trim using the block sanding sponge to make a smooth surface.

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Wipe off the excess dust from sanding with a wash cloth.
  • Wipe off the excess dust from sanding with a wash cloth.

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Apply Dap drydex spackling to to the damaged area of the trim using a 1" plastic putty knife.
  • Apply Dap drydex spackling to to the damaged area of the trim using a 1" plastic putty knife.

  • Allow the spackling to dry per the directions on the label.

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Use the block sanding sponge to smooth out the surface of the trim to match the crevices of the trim.
  • Use the block sanding sponge to smooth out the surface of the trim to match the crevices of the trim.

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Wipe off the excess dust from sanding with a wash cloth.
  • Wipe off the excess dust from sanding with a wash cloth.

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Tape the edges around the damaged area of the trim with masking tape. Tape the edges around the damaged area of the trim with masking tape.
  • Tape the edges around the damaged area of the trim with masking tape.

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Paint the trim to match the original color. Allow the paint to dry before removing the tape.
  • Paint the trim to match the original color.

  • Allow the paint to dry before removing the tape.

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Conclusion

Repairing chipped and/or broken door or window casing in the home as a do-it-yourself project overall saves time and money. There is no hassle of having to take off of work to meet the installers, no outrageous costs for materials and proper equipment, and no stress because this guide has everything necessary to complete the repair. So have fun, good luck, and happy fixing.

Celeste Conroy

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