Door-hinge-repair

Fix a hinge

See how easy it is to fix your door hinge in the blink of an eye!

Frequently used furniture usually breaks first in the hinge area. But don't worry; doing a door hinge repair can be very easy! This project will show you how.

WHAT YOU NEED

MATERIALS

- White paint
- Putty filler (e.g. UniBond Repair Express Power Putty)

TOOLS

- Latex gloves
- Screwdriver
- Cutter
- Brush
- Sandpaper

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Get the Materials

You will need latex gloves, white paint, putty filler (e.g. UniBond Repair Express Power Putty), a screwdriver, a cutter, a brush and sandpaper.

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STEP 1

Disassemble and remove

Disassemble your hinge and remove it from the door.

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STEP 2

Clean the broken part

Clean the broken part with a dry brush to remove the remains of loose chipboard.

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STEP 3

Mix the repair paste

Using the latex gloves, cut off some of the Putty filler (e.g. UniBond Repair Express Power Putty) and mix it until the colour becomes uniform.

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STEP 4

Fill and rebuild

Fill and rebuild the broken part. Don’t worry if there’s some excess product, because all the parts can be sanded afterwards.

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STEP 5

Remove the excess

Remove excess product using the cutter, or you can sand all the parts afterwards.

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STEP 6

Sanding

Sand it for a perfect finish. As you’ll see, the paste is like a piece of wood (even more resistant), but makes it easier to position the hinge in the hole.

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STEP 7

Paint to match the colour!

Paint it to match the door colour. As soon as the paint is dry, you can put your hinge back on the door again. After a door hinge repair, the door knob needs a bit of a fix too, find out how you can make it perfect again!

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