Interior doors often lose their attractive appearance during operation and receive various microdamages. There is no need to change them to new ones. Most defects can be eliminated personally. By itself, such a design as an interroom door, strong enough. The deformations that appear on its surface do not affect its quality characteristics.
Working with polyurethane foam
The most common problem with which owners of interior doors are facing, it is a gap between the box and the walls. Not only are these holes unaesthetic, they also lead to sagging of the door leaf. The doors start to close badly. It is easy to close cracks and gaps; the beginner can quite easily cope with it. Repairing interior doors with their own hands does not take much time, but it will help to save money. In order to learn how to cope with such defects yourself, quite a bit of practice.
Work will require:
Often you can cope with the problem by buying new trim on the door.
The door closes badly . She scratches the floor and constantly gets stuck in the doorway. However, this defect can be corrected as follows:
Old door hinges
If the door is swollen
Drying of the door Interior doors are usually made of wood. This material is subject to various environmental influences. It can swell, crack and crack.
Cracked doors are easiest to restore with metal corners. Usually, they repair old wooden doors. However, corners can disturb the appearance of the structure. Therefore, it is better to use another method.
To restore the doors, they must be dismantled. Doors are removed from the hinges and fully disassembled. All components of the design are carefully processed with a special adhesive composition.Cloth put in order, masking the cracks and places of drying out. Glued doors must be clamped in the clips and wait until they dry out. Then the canvas is again hung on the hinges in the door frame.
Good repair is required to repair cracks and delaminated areas and press. As a press, you can use any heavy object, which you can press the canvas on top. Glue composition can fill various defects and voids in the canvas.
If there are deep cracks in the door, then sawdust and varnish should be used. Sawdust perfectly hide such damage.
Installing a new
Interior doors can serve a long time without repair. To do this, you only need to regularly monitor them and properly care. All cracks and delamination can be prevented. It is known that such defects in wood tend to grow with time. Therefore, the sooner a small crack is detected and eliminated, the more likely it will not spoil the door leaf.
If the door is very old or has many defects, then sometimes it is cheaper to buy a new one than to repair it.
Hanging the door leaf
You will need chisels, drills, dowels and screws for installation, water level, mounting foam, wedges, mount. This is the minimum set of materials and accessories. If the door is going at home, then more tools will be needed. Fittings are best purchased with the door. When buying its quality is better to check in advance. It should be remembered that cheap interior doors often have fragile fittings.
Very often, locks on interior doors begin to work intermittently, or even break. The cause of damage may be very different. Therefore, if you want to repair the lock, you should determine the reason for which it failed. Below are the most common causes of breakdowns:
As a rule, the mechanism of the lock for interior doors is simple, so it is realistic to carry out its repair yourself.
Dismantling the lock
So, for repair, you may need the following basic tool kit:
Before proceeding with the repair, make sure that the breakdown is actually in the lock mechanism.
Often the reason for the lock not closing or sticking is the distortion of the door frame. In such cases, it is enough to adjust the combination of the lining on the frame with the lock bolt or tongue tongue and everything will work properly.
In some cases the wear of the loops may be the cause of the grip of the bolts.
Interior lock scheme with handle
If this is not the problem, you will need to remove the cylinder . His performance check is not verified in the lock. If it is broken, then it should simply be changed to a new one. But there are cases when the locking mechanism is working properly. In this case, the fault should be found in the case of the lock. To disassemble the body of the lock, it should be removed.
If you have a mortise lock, first unscrew the fixing screw of the core, insert it key and cranking it pull out the core. Only then can you remove the lock case. On the housing cover there are small screws. When you unscrew them, do not lose them, set aside. In order not to lose the spring, put the lock on a small flap.When you remove the housing cover, you remove the accumulated dust and dirt from the lock. Also ensure that all parts are intact and not deformed.
If, after all the manipulations, you have assembled a lock, and it does not work anyway, then it’s time to completely change it by purchasing a new lock for the interior door.
The interroom handle is subjected to heavy loads. Especially if you have small children, then their breakdown can be a frequent occurrence, due to skating on the door, catching on the handle, although there are other reasons for the breakage of interior handles.
Consider the most common problems that arise when using an interior door:
All these breakdowns can be fixed by yourself at home. For this it is important to know the types of products:
Moreover, it is important to know the components of the handle mechanism:
So, if the handle has some damage, then if you deal with all these details, repairs can be made on your own.
The most common failure is a lack of lubricant. To fix this problem is very easy. Disassemble the pen and apply lubricant. You can put the sewing machine oil on the bolt and then turn the knob several times. By doing this work, you can completely prevent the creaking or jamming of the handle. Moreover, lubrication will increase the service life. Sometimes it is necessary to tighten the fixing screws, as well as to correct the elements of fittings. This is in case the lock with the handle is loose.
Installing the handle
If this is not enough, then you will need to disassemble the product. To do this, remove the decorative trim. Under it are mounting bolts, which should be unscrewed. Then you can get to the inside of the mechanism. It is not necessary to extract it. Now look at the key washer and torsion spring. To view the washer you must remove the retaining ring. Often the problem lies precisely in this mechanism. As for the spring, it sets in motion the tongue. Make sure these items are intact and free from defects. Perhaps the spring will be out of place, it is enough just to correct.
If after this the problem could not be determined, the whole mechanism would have to be completely removed from the door leaf. If broken elements are found, they must be completely changed. When assembling a lock, be sure to install the parts in the same order as they were disassembled. If the failure does not eliminate, then you may have to call the master or completely replace the opening mechanism.
Whatever the glass, the problem with it can only be if it is broken or has a chip. Therefore, the glass should be replaced. If you decide to make a replacement yourself, then you should determine the method of its installation, and there are 2 of them:
Consider the technology of replacing glass, which is fixed by bead. So, the works are as follows:
First of all, remove the side glazing beads, after the bottom one and at the very end the top one. Observing such a sequence, you can avoid falling out of the glass. If the glass is broken, then the order of removing the glazing beads does not matter.
Installing the glass
If desired, a film with a pattern can be stuck onto the glass. This will make the glass much stronger. In this case, the film should be glued on an unspecified glass. When the film is glued, the glass is installed in place and fixed with shtapiki. As you can see, the technology is quite simple.
If glass is inserted inside the door, its replacement becomes more complicated. In this case, the replacement is made as follows:
A few tips on repairing doors in the following video: