How difficult is to wood fill the door jam hinge ?

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How difficult is to wood fill the door jam hinge ?

Hello would anyone tell me how easy or difficult is to fill the section of a previous door hinge with wood filler ? I want the fill to be near Name:  IMG-20160721-00334.jpg
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I'd take a paint stir stick and cut it to fit and then use filler around the perimeter.
 
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@marksr do you mean cut out a template which outlines the door hinge cut out as seen in the picture and then use it fill in the wooden hinge areas ?
 
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Looks like a paper mdf jamb, not wood. You could probably just bondo it. Will take several coats and lots of sanding.
 
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I want it to be "near", near what?
What exactly is it your trying to do?
 
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The "r" is next to the "t" on a keyboard. I think he meant "neat," not "near".
 
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@joe the OP was not properly completed if you look at the OP you'll see the words perfect and then painted over after the picture.
 
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Ahhh, I missed "perfect and" way over there.
 
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Back when square corner hinges where the norm we would just cut the length on a stir stick and insert it where the hinge was which made an almost perfect patch, just had to fill the minor gap along the perimeter. Take a coping or jig saw and cut the radius, tack it in and then fill as needed.
 
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When I reversed the swing on a couple of doors years back, I just used wood filler. Stained it and put on ploy. Not noticeable unless you look at it carefully.
 
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@marksr now I understand about the paint stir stick but how can I keep the stir stick in place while bondo auto filler is applied over it ? Would I apply one layer within the areas of the hinge cut out first and then insert the stir stick piece of wood and then apply bondo filler around the seams and until the area is flush with the rest of the surface of the door jam.
 
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I'm not sure if the thickness of the hinge or stir stick has changed but all the times I've done it the stir stick was the same thickness as the hinge. Install the stir stick with a couple of tacks/brads. You should only need to fill the minor gap at the perimeter.
 
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Install the stir stick with a couple of tacks/brads.
And coat it with wood glue before you tack it on. Let it dry an hour or two before you apply any bondo or wood filler around it.
 
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@XSleeper and @Marksr I just checked but the stir stick's thickness is thicker than the depth of of where the hinge used to be. Would cardboard work and if no than would anything else work ?
 
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No, you can't use cardboard. You could glue the stick and then sand it down. But as I said in my first post I just filled it with wood filler. Here are some pics of what I did. The first pic is the top hinge not fully stained. The second hinge is the bottom and fully stained. Its in a corner and cannot be sen very well.

top hinge: partially stained


Bottom hinge: fully stained


Edit: if you were to take the second pic and brighten it up and add a bit of contrast you will just barely see the outline of the old hinge.
 
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@Norm201 thanks. OK so wood filler should work alone without using any stir sticks and secondly I plan on painting over the wood filler with just latex paint with primer. Last question how can I put a barrier or some kind of edge to keep the filler within the areas of where the hinge used to be and while I'm trying to fill in the areas with wood filler ?
 
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Stir sticks used to be the same thickness as hinges.

To keep a straight edge with filler just use a stiff wide putty knife or most anything that you can set along the edge of the jamb to keep the filler straight.

A separate dedicated primer is best but you can probably get by with 2 coats of finish over that small area.
 
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Don't worry too much about the edge. You'll build it up and then sand it down.
 
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.... but the neater you can apply it, the less sanding needs to be done I hate unnecessary sanding
 
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