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Repairing wall damage around door frame


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Old 08-23-15, 01:36 AM
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Repairing wall damage around door frame

I would like to repair some damage from fire department forced entry to this door.
What would be suggested materials in starting this project. Thank you.



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Old 08-23-15, 03:24 AM
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I couldn't tell from the pic, is there wood missing or is that just popped paint? If the latter all you need to do is use a little spackling on the wall, sand, prime, caulk and paint. If the wood is splintered/missing it would be best to replace that piece of casing. You could use a wood filler to make the repair but it would be prone to failure over time.
 
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Old 08-23-15, 05:08 AM
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Was the flip lock activated when they entered? It doesn't look like it. I can see where they inserted their bar a few inches below the chain lock. I would replace that piece of wood & replace the flip lock with a newer dead bolt. Is there any damage to the door frame?
 
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Old 08-23-15, 08:27 PM
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Thanks for the replies. It is more with what marksr indicated. Near the door is popped paint. The door is a steel door. There was slight damage to the door frame, the flip lock was placed after the new door was ordered. I will try some of the suggestions, thanks.
 
 

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