Home Page
   Articles
       links
About Us    
Traders        
Recipes            
Latest Articles
filling in strike plate gaps

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Finance and Property
Author 
 Message
frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
Posts: 11289

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 16 6:33 am    Post subject: filling in strike plate gaps  Reply with quote    

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



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
Posts: 11289

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 16 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

2 part filler and patience seems to be the answer

Edited for stupid typo!

Last edited by frewen on Wed Jul 27, 16 10:40 am; edited 1 time in total

sean
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 41572
Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 16 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Very industrious. I'm just having coffee.

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 32474
Location: yes
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 16 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

frewen wrote:
2 part fillet and patience seems to be the answer


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

GrahamH



Joined: 23 May 2015
Posts: 395

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 16 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
Posts: 11289

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 16 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 4416
Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 16 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

frewen wrote:
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



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
Posts: 11289

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 16 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Have you been sniffing two part filler again?

Behemoth



Joined: 01 Dec 2004
Posts: 18951
Location: Leeds
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 16 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Slim wrote:
frewen wrote:
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



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 32474
Location: yes
PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 16 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
Posts: 11289

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 16 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Dpack

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 4416
Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 16 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Behemoth wrote:
Slim wrote:
frewen wrote:
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



Joined: 19 Apr 2007
Posts: 21297
Location: Ynys Môn
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 16 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 32474
Location: yes
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 16 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

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

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Finance and Property All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1
View Latest Posts View Latest Posts

 

Archive
Powered by php-BB © 2001, 2005 php-BB Group
Style by marsjupiter.com, released under GNU (GNU/GPL) license.
Copyright © 2004 marsjupiter.com

<-- -->