Filling holes in a hollow door.


Postby inch high » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:52 pm

Hi guys,

I've got a pantry in my kitchen and the door (not normal size so if replaced would have to mess about cutting it) was wallpapered!

I've stripped the wallpaper to reveal quite a few holes where things must have been screwed into it over the years. With it being hollow though, how can I fill it?

Thanks
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Postby thedoctor » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:00 pm

Make the holes big enough to get the tube of an expanding foam gun in and squirt a little foam it. When its expanded and hard cut it off flush with the door and sand down. Click on the link below to buy expanding foam, its delivered in a day.

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Postby inch high » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:12 pm

cheers Doc - but will the foam just fill around the area of the hole? Or will it start filling the whole door?
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Postby thedoctor » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:20 pm

when hole is made push nozzle to back of door and squeeze gently. The foam will stick to the back of the door and as you pull the nozzle out it will fill the gap between back ad hole for a diameter of about 50mm. Obviously if you leave the nozzle in and keep sueezing it will fill the door so pull it out as you squeeze and you should be fine.
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Postby inch high » Fri Feb 08, 2008 2:23 pm

Thanks mate
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Sun Feb 17, 2008 4:31 pm

be careful not to overdo it on the foam though! if the hollow door panels are very thin then the foam could expand enough to make a bulge in the door.
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