Asked on Jan 18, 2019

How do I get a door to close?

AliceOlivaDfm
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I have a wooden door that gets stuck when it rains. It is hard to open and close, can you please help me. Thank you. Dan

4 answers
  • Gayemarie
    on Jan 18, 2019

    Sprinkle Baby powder on the door-jam and threshold ...if it still sticks, lightly sand the area with a sanding block first...good luck


  • Dfm
    on Jan 18, 2019

    when you get dry conditions, take the door off the hinges and let it dry out. when dry paint or otherwise seal the door and door frame. you may need to sand some areas where its been sticking.

  • Oliva
    on Jan 18, 2019

    Applying bees wax to the wood will reduce sticking.

  • Alice
    on Jan 19, 2019

    you can open the screws on the hinge but don't take them out. Put a few toothpicks under one or the other at the bottom of the hinge. Put the screws back in. You may have to do this several time when the humidity rises. adjust the toothpicks and add more if needed, but this will allow the door to move freely. I did this on a closet door and it worked for me.

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