Modern doors made of steel are increasingly becoming the door of choice for both residential and commercial building. They are secure and durable, and the price is also becoming affordable. The most common damage that appears on these doors is a dent caused by an impact. Fortunately, this is reparable using a filler that is commonly found in car body shops. Before application of the material, ensure that the paint on the door is removed completely. Once the repair is done, the door can be painted again.
- Lie the door flat on sawhorses and sand the damaged spot with sandpaper or a small wire wheel in a drill.
- Apply auto body filler with a putty knife, then sand, prime and paint.
- Necessary tools include a cordless drill/driver, paintbrush, putty knife, sanding block, and wire wheel.
“Kick plates are about 8 in. wide and come in lengths to match standard doors.”