How to Replace Door Trim Molding

Mar 12th

Door trim molding – Replace door trim molding, when it becomes weathered by natural elements such as wind and rain, or when you want to update the look of your home. Door trim adds a decorative touch to your home and can be customized with paint or stain. Remove the old door trim molding and replace it with new materials using a few household tools; there is no need to hire an expensive handyman or carpenter to handle this task.

Stylish Door Trim Molding
Stylish Door Trim Molding

Replace door trim molding; Use a strip of plywood between the prying tool, and the finished wall to prevent damage. Remove the existing nail using a nail remover or hammer claw. Measure the length of the old trim to get the specifications for the new trim. Select the length of the new trim with a pencil. Set your miter to 45 degrees and lock it in place. Place the new trim on the miter table and cut it with the saw.

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Put new strip around the door to control the measurements and to ensure that the cut angles fit correctly. For large gaps between the angle cuts, use a hand clearer or electric sander for flat angle so that ends butt tightly before nailing. Move one brad nail every 16 inches along the door trim molding. To reduce splitting, starting to place the seam 3 inches in trim and the stop 3 inches away from the end. Put a nail put on the head of each nail and press with your hammer until the nail has sunk slightly below the face of the tree. Fill nail holes and cracks between butted joints with wood filler. Sand the dried wood filler product is smooth with sand paper in preparation for the painting or staining.