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frewen

filling in strike plate gaps

This morning I shall be trying to find out how best to wood fill the gaps left by the old strike plates in the door frames.
frewen

2 part filler and patience seems to be the answer Smile

Edited for stupid typo!
sean

Very industrious. I'm just having coffee.
dpack

2 part fillet and patience seems to be the answer Smile


yep,a very well sharpened beveled chisel a, little under the shortest side of the hole in width, is a useful thing to have in your hand Wink
GrahamH

What will be the final finish?
Different fillers needed for varnished or painted surfaces.
I am not aware of the fillers now available in the UK but I am sure one of Downsizers will point you in the right direction.
If varnishing, it may be best to cut out to a regular shape and then fit a matching piece of wood.
frewen

I shall paint it. I can't afford beautiful doors 😉
Slim

I shall paint it. I can't afford beautiful doors 😉


Well la dee da! Look at Miss Fancy-doesn't-have-holes-in-her-door-frames-and-can-afford-TWO-part-filler!

Back in my day we'd have killed for one part filler and even that would only be enough to fill a quarter of a hole!
frewen

Have you been sniffing two part filler again? Razz Behemoth

I shall paint it. I can't afford beautiful doors 😉

Well la dee da! Look at Miss Fancy-doesn't-have-holes-in-her-door-frames-and-can-afford-TWO-part-filler!

Back in my day we'd have killed for one part filler and even that would only be enough to fill a quarter of a hole!

You may not know it but I think you're channelling the spirit of a dead Yorkshireman.
dpack

fillets are best as it happens but with filler try to undercut the holes so as the filler is bigger at the base than the surface

2 part is ok but it is difficult to get a flat surface at the putting in stage so slightly overfill and sand flat.

shrinkage can be an issue with some 1 and 2 part fillers ,again overfill and sand deals with that

for a hole that is going to be painted over i would probably prep the hole well and use tetrion.
frewen

Thanks Dpack Cool Slim

I shall paint it. I can't afford beautiful doors 😉

Well la dee da! Look at Miss Fancy-doesn't-have-holes-in-her-door-frames-and-can-afford-TWO-part-filler!

Back in my day we'd have killed for one part filler and even that would only be enough to fill a quarter of a hole!

You may not know it but I think you're channelling the spirit of a dead Yorkshireman.

t'was intentional

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe1a1wHxTyo
vegplot

I've seen linseed oil and sand used a gap filler between door frame and opening and it's supposed to be very good as it's slightly flexible. I've not used it myself though to give a qualified comment. dpack

linseed oil ,mastic resin powder and fine sharp silver sand is a traditional mix for such a job.

proper faff to heat ,dissolve, mix to the right consistency and get a neat finish with a mini trowel.it gets specced for some listed buildings though.

it does last better than the modern stuff if you do it properly

the squirty stuff in plastic tubes with a squeeze gun thing is far easier Laughing
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