baseboard damage

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Old 12-06-03, 08:27 PM
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baseboard damage

I have baseboards that have been chewed up by a former pet. Is ther any way of fixing them instead of replacing them? Some of the damaged wood is on door jambs.
 
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Old 12-07-03, 07:05 AM
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mccenotto,

An attempt to repair the molding could be tried, but after purchasing putty/filler, sandpaper, etc., it's probably better and easier to replace the molding with new. Either wood, or the newer plastic is paintable.

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Old 12-07-03, 04:08 PM
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You could probably use two coats of lightweight spackle to fill the problem, then prime and paint.
 
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Old 12-10-03, 02:38 PM
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I wouldn't replace unless absolutely necessary - especially if you're in an older house! Keep the character - use bondo to patch, sand smooth, prime and paint.
 
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