Step-by-Step: How to Fix Trim Chewed by Dog
Here’s a general step-by-step for fixing trim that your dog chewed on:
Now, what do you do if the damage is too extensive? If that’s the case, you’ll need to replace the trim. Let’s talk about how to do that.
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Before you panic, it’s best to assess the damage and consider your dog’s age. If your dog’s just a puppy, you might want to wait to fix the damage because they might be going through a chewing phase. As a result, you could repair it only to have to do it again.
However, if your dog is full-grown, it’s best to give them a bone, address the chewing, and fix the trim as quickly as possible to keep them from chewing it further.
If the chewed-up pieces are along the door jamb (the vertical part of the door frame that the door attaches to), you’ll probably be able to fix it! We’ll talk about how to do that in a minute.
If your pooch chewed the casing around the door, it might be best to replace it. It’ll take less time than trying to repair it. Plus, it will look better in the end. However, if it’s not within the budget, you can try the same methods for fixing the door trim that you would on the door jamb.
Let’s get into how to repair chewed up trim.
In this article, you will learn the following about fixing pet-related damage to your door frames:
The second step in fixing the bite on your door frame is shopping for the right filler. While this step may overwhelm some individuals, you cannot go wrong with any paintable filler. As long as you can apply the filler and cover it with the same coats of primer and paint as your door frame, there will not be any visible difference. Our recommendations for the best of each type are covered in the detailed breakdowns of the best methods below.
Depending on your pet’s bite strength, the frequency of damage, and the kind of door frame, the level of repair required may vary. For surface-level scratches, you will be able to use light wood filler, and some marks may just require sanding. Other kinds of damage can often require extensive repair with drywall joint compound or spackle.
A significant part of owning a dog is learning to live with it. Animals have anxiety, training issues, and sometimes plain destructive curiosity, and nothing suffers from this more than your furniture and doors. While it is easier to fix claw marks on your wooden table, fixing bite marks in door frames can be overwhelming.
To fix a door frame chewed by a dog, you should assess the damage for depth and area, sand the surface, apply the appropriate filler (drywall joint compound, wood-filler, or floor repair spray). Once the hole is filled, feather out the unevenness with a putty knife and paint over the repair job.
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