Tuesday, May 7, 2013

How to Hang Pre-hung Door - Part 10 of 15 - Inside Door Mud

Fig.1 Joint compound
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Cordless screwdriver with Phillip bit
Mud knives
Mud also called joint compound
Wall tape

Mr. Victor Longpont hired my services to remove his garage door that had become damaged after a bad rain storm. The door had not been painted for over 30 years, the bottom of the door was damaged by a badly worn door sweep that allowed water into the bottom of the door. 

This post shows the six steps to applying joint compound inside the door jamb. 

Step 1: Fig.1 shows that the joint compound was removed from a new container and applied to the open gaps in the doorway.  
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the a mud knife was used to apply the mud and make an edge for the corner bead.
Fig.2 Tape and joint compound
Step 3: Fig.3 shows the application of mud all around the door and flatten the mud as much as possible.  
Fig.3 Taping top
Step 4: Fig.4 shows a gap between the door jamb and the sheetrock. This side is not as bad as the hinge side.
Fig.4 Taping 
around lock plate
Step 5: Fig.5 and fig.6 shows that mud was applied on the top right of the door. Fig.6 shows a larger perspective of the work done inside the door jamb.
Fig.5 Taping 
around door edges
Fig.6 Above electrical alarm
Step 6: Fig.7 shows the door jamb is smooth all ready to apply the corner bead to the door jamb edges and fig.8 shows that this part of the job is finished.
Fig.8 Tape 
behind door hinges

How to Hang a Pre-hung Door:

  • Part 1 of 15 Introduction Why Replace This Garage Door
  • Part 2 of 15 Removing The Damaged Door
  • Part 3 of 15 Door Hardware Removed
  • Part 4 of 15 Door Threshold Removal
  • Part 5 of 15 Installing Door
  • Part 6 of 15 Recycled Metal Removed
  • Part 7 of 15 Caulking Outside Door Edges
  • Part 8 of 15 New Door Hardware Installed
  • Part 9 of 15 Caulking Door Screws Holes
  • Part 10 of 15 Inside Door Mud
  • Part 11 of 15 Inside Door Taping
  • Part 12 of 15 Inside Door Painted
  • Part 13 of 15 Applying Stucco To Door Edge
  • Part 14 of 15 Exterior Door Molding
  • Part 15 of 15 Old Door Cut to Trash

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