How to Repair a Cracked or Damaged Door

Crack repair is a simple process that shouldn't take more than an hour or two to complete.

1. Gather Your Supplies

There are a few tools and supplies you should have on hand before repairing your damaged or cracked door to do the job correctly.

2. Choose Between Putty or Filler

The first step to fixing a cracked door is to fill the space with putty or filler.

3. Apply Wood Filler to the Crack

The following step in fixing your door if you choose to use wood filler is to grab your putty knife and start applying the filler.

4. Prepare for the Filler’s Dry Time

Before proceeding to the next step, allow the filler to completely dry after applying it to each door crack.

5. Sand the Filled Surfaces

You can begin using the sandpaper to create a flat surface after the filler has had time to dry in the cracks of each door. 

6. Repaint the Door

With this last phase of fixing the cracks in your door, channel your inner Picasso!