Trim Door to a Proper Fit

white interior door opening over a wood floor
  • 1-2 hours
  • Intermediate
  • 25-40
What You'll Need
Brush
Varnish
Carbon paper
What You'll Need
Brush
Varnish
Carbon paper

A door that rubs or catches, when opened and closed, is inconvenient and can damage your door, flooring, and your door frame. Fix it in a few easy steps.

Establish the rubbing area by closing the door on a sheet of carbon paper. An inFind the Problem Area

Establish the rubbing area by closing the door on a sheet of carbon paper. An ink mark will reveal the misaligned portion of the door edge.


As you sand the misaligned area, be sure to work the area beyond it as well for Sand It Down

As you sand the misaligned area, be sure to work the area beyond it as well for a smooth surface.


Once the rubbing area has been made smooth, seal the door edge with several coatVarnish

Once the rubbing area has been made smooth, seal the door edge with several coats of varnish or paint.

Courtesy of Dremel Tools