Tuesday, March 12, 2013

How to Patch Up Garage Door Damaged By a Friendly Canine

Fig.1 Caulking
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Caulking gun manual 
Paint brush 2-Inch
Paint tray disposable 
Razor blade
White latex caulking
White exterior primer
Wood filler 

Mr. Phu Yong called us from the Santa Monica PennySaver. He owned an older Valley Cottage home with lots of little white Pekingese. The dogs had eaten the garage sides of the door, including the wood molding. 

This post shows the five steps on how to temporary repair the moldings until Mr. Yong can order the wood molding for the garage side door. This post was made possible with my friend Carl who who helped me resolved Mr. Yong repairs. 

Step 1: Check out the problem, this one needed new stucco molding, new door jambs and now interior moldings. Mr. Yong stated all the molding was on back order and he wanted us just to make it tolerable. Above fig.1 shows latex caulking being applied to the interior of the door molding. Fig.2 shows how exterior caulking was applied to the gaps in the moldings between the molding and the stucco.
Fig.2 Caulking
Step 2: We added a wood filler new product that was purchased at The Home Depot. We filled in all the large gaps the dogs created with their teeth. After a day of drying time we used a razor blade to carve out the details of the moldings.  
Step 3: Fig.3 shows Carl painting the exterior door molding with white exterior primer
Fig.3 Painting
Step 4: Fig.4 shows that the door jamb and exterior door molding was painted and ready for the exterior door paint.
Fig.4 Jamb repaired
Step 5: Fig.5 through fig.7 shows the job is completed, we wanted to match the exterior door paint but Mr. Yong was getting ready for a painting company to re-paint his home.
Fig.5 Photo taken
Fig.6 Jamb 
Fig.7 Job done

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