How to fix a door that was damaged?

InternetSwag

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Tripped over my dog and went head first into the door.

Honestly surprised it wasn't a bigger hole.

What's the best way to fix this?
 

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WAslayer

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Some filler of some kind, sand the painted surface nice and rough, fill with fuller as close to level with the rest of the door and then sand the rest of the way till smooth.. paint..

Honestly though, internal doors are dirt cheap and I would rather just replace the door all together..
 

TheChamp

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Body filler type of paste, I don't know what its called, apply it over the crack, sand of and paint, it will look as good as new.
 

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Some filler of some kind, sand the painted surface nice and rough, fill with fuller as close to level with the rest of the door and then sand the rest of the way till smooth.. paint..

Honestly though, internal doors are dirt cheap and I would rather just replace the door all together..
The cutting to size is a drag, especially without the right tools.
 

WAslayer

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Yeah, but since InternetSwag was stumped on how to fix the crack, I would trust him more with a wood filler paste and a scraper that I would with a jigsaw and a hand plane.
Despite your sound logic, I would not want to judge his D.I.Y skills based on just a single question.. Perhaps he has already thought of filling, sanding and painting and was just curious to see if anyone here has found a different solution..
 

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Despite your sound logic, I would not want to judge his D.I.Y skills based on just a single question.. Perhaps he has already thought of filling, sanding and painting and was just curious to see if anyone here has found a different solution..
Good point.
 

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OP, use your head and don't listen to this otherwise good advice. Do you really trust yourself with power tools after a concussion? Next you will ask us how to reattach a finger! :eek:
I assume you are not stalking OP medically to steal organs to sell on the black market and he mentioned this somewhere else..?
 

InternetSwag

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Some filler of some kind, sand the painted surface nice and rough, fill with fuller as close to level with the rest of the door and then sand the rest of the way till smooth.. paint..

Honestly though, internal doors are dirt cheap and I would rather just replace the door all together..

Hmm, hadn't thought of that, perhaps replacing it is better.
 

TheChamp

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Replace it. Filling it will take a whole day and frustrate you beyond belief.
Getting the measurements rights and cutting it to size. Getting the marking and drilling of the hinges, handles, and the locking mechanisms right the first time, versus filling the crack? What do you imagine would be the most frustrating part in the fixing?
 
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