Sunday, May 12, 2013

How to Hang Pre-hung Door - Part 13 of 15 - Applying Stucco To Door Edge

Fig.1 Quikrete Stucco
By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Broom and dustpan
Paint scraper knifes
Quickrete stucco
Measuring cut
mixing tub

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 nine steps on how to seal the outside edges of the door. 

Step 1: First purchase stucco mix. Above fig.1 shows Quickrete stucco purchased at The Home Depot. This bag has enough dry stucco to do several door jobs. 
Step 2: Fig.2 shows the stucco dry mix is removed from the paper bag and placed inside a mixing tub.
Fig.2 Dry Stucco
Step 3: Fig.3 shows that mixing with water until the stucco is the same mixture as peanut butter.  Not to dry and not to wet in between.
Fig.3 Peanut Butter consistency
Step 4: Fig.4 shows the paint scraper knife applying stucco to the edge of the door. Fig.5 shows that the job starts at the bottom and needs to go around the entire door until finished.

Fig.4 Use a flat scraper
Fig.5 Start at bottom 
and work up
Step 5: Fig.5 shows the left side of the door finished. The stucco has been applied to the entire door edges. Fig.6 shows that after the job is finished the last job is to pick up the floor.  It's much easier to pick up wet stucco than dried stucco off the floor. Use a floor broom and a dustpan. Throw away the used stucco into the garbage can. The next step is to prime the stucco after it has dried.
Fig.5 left side 
completely done
Fig.6 Stucco tub, 
broom and dustpan

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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