Door frames

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  1. Chris

    Chris Funster Life Member

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    My wife wants me to strip and repaint the door frames at home.

    Now that might be easy for some of you lot, but it's a major project for me.

    So any tips?

    Do I need a heat gun and a funny shaped triangular tool or is there a better/ easier way?

    Any help appreciated.
     
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    Get someone in to to it. Have a beer.
     
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    Yeah get someone else to do it(y)
     
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    Why does she want them stripped? ... normally you would just rub down and repaint.

    Or get a decorator in;)
     
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    No luvvie you don't need either, you don't require any skills or previous knowledge. What you do need is the phone number of a painter and decorator and your cheque book.

    Another post from the ever helpful Badknee. (y)
     
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  6. Chris

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    I am trying to save some money:)
     
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    Or do what I did and took the old off and replaced them, stained first.
     
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    I think there are about 37 layers of paint on them already.

    Might it be easier just to get new door frames fitted?
     
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    Can idiots do this?
     
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    Get 'err indoors to pay then, simples innitt.
     
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    OK ... you supply the paint and beer and organise a Funster meet at your place.(y)
     
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    I did, claw hammer and rip them off. ............ Door frames that is ;)
     
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    Get the Wife to do it as it was her idea, then you will have no complaints about the quality of the work. :wink:


    Mike
     
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    Wood yard will sell you a new door frame and you pick the surround moulding.
     
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    If you are serious then probably new frames it is.:)
     
  16. Chris

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    But can an idiot actually remove and replace it without causing havoc?
     
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    Well as an idiot will be doing it probably not. :LOL:
     
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    depends! are the wall's brick,block, or plasterboard(stud walls)?
     
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    I dunno:(

    Not plasterboard I don't think.

    Brick most likely ( I guess)
     
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    Put a new frame over the top of the old frame. It will make the doorway narrower and you will have to cut all the doors down to size but it will save all the rubbing down you need to do. (y)
     
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