Asked on Aug 6, 2019

How can I repair this hole before painting the cabinet?

VexieJohnavallance82V Smith


I want to paint these old mobile home cabinets.. One door has a hole.. How do I fix this? Help!

5 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Aug 6, 2019

    I think you can repair the same as a hollow core, stuff the hole with paper towels then foam "expanding" filler. Shave off even. Then sand and you are ready to prep for painting.

  • V Smith
    on Aug 7, 2019

    Since you said you were going to paint , I recommend Bondo. It is a two part epoxy automotive body filler. The stuff is great because it cures quick, it is easy to sand and it is readily available. And if your current cabinets have a texture, you can even use a stiff brush to brush some grain into the repair. Use it once and you will be hooked on repairing just about everthing with it.

  • Johnavallance82
    on Aug 7, 2019

    Hello Jeanine,

    The advise you have already been given by Kathy and V.Smith will both work, It's your choice. Good luck!

  • Vexie
    on Aug 7, 2019

    Fill in the hole with expanding foam. That stuff is amazing!! Let it completely dry and then sand it down and paint it. I had a huge hole on the floor of my cabinet and with using the expanding foam and sanding and painting it, you can't even tell there was a hole there. Good Luck!!!

  • Vexie
    on Aug 7, 2019

    It's called Great Stuff for cracks and gaps.

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