Return to the Remodeling Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Doors-please help!

Posted by longhall (My Page) on
Sat, Dec 5, 09 at 17:46

Not sure if this is the correct place to post my questions but I will go with it! We just finished having primed interior double doors installed in our office. We are doing the painting ourselves, so we removed the doors and hinges, painted, and returned them to their EXACT same places. Now, our doors that were a perfect fit yesterday no longer fit! They are now too tight for the space and will only close if forced. I am sure the paint has made the doors a little wider, or something like that....What can we do? I am about to put a hammer through the glass, which I am sure would not solve my problem!:) Please help!
Thank you!


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Doors-please help!

If they were painted in a more humid location it might take a week for them to acclimate again.


 o
RE: Doors-please help!

First, make sure the hinges are correctly installed.

Quickest fix would be to remove the doors and remove the paint in the hinge mortises, then reinstall the doors.


 o
RE: Doors-please help!

Yep.

Paint in the hinge mortises must be cleaned out perfectly.

Once thats done, reinstall. If snug, very lightly sand the edge of the door against the jamb as it tends to gather more paint then the other surfaces.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Remodeling Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here