How do I repair screw holes on door hinges that are stripped.

+4
Answered
  7 answers
  • Jeni Ann Jeni Ann on Jul 31, 2017
    stick wooden toothpicks into the hole Then screw in as usual.
  • Jil27595722 Jil27595722 on Jul 31, 2017
    Measure the depth of the hole by putting a toothpick into it, mark the length, cut the toothpick to length, and drop it in the hole. The screw will fit tighter as it "bites" into the toothpick. You may be able to fit 2 toothpicks; you have to experiment.
  • Kathy Bitzan Kathy Bitzan on Jul 31, 2017
    Golf tees work great for this also.

  • Jro20571112 Jro20571112 on Jul 31, 2017
    We usually use wooden matches with the heads broken off. Just use your hammer to pound them into the screw hole.
  • William William on Jul 31, 2017
    Golf tees, wooden matches, wood skewers, toothpicks. Put a dab of glue on before inserting into the hole so it doesn't pop out.
  • Sandi Blair Sandi Blair on Aug 01, 2017
    Fill the holes with slivers of wood.
  • Krisihli Krisihli on Aug 01, 2017
    All of the above are good, additional choices are drill hole and insert wooden dowel sized to fit the hole with wood glue, either sink dowel to surface or cut off flush. Oversized screws are good if they are close to the size of the hole.
Your comment...