How to Repair Interior Doors

Simple solutions to the four most common door problems

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • Clamps
  • Cordless drill
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Belt sander
  • Block plane
  • Level
  • Drill bit set
  • Dust mask
  • File
  • Safety glasses

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Shims
  • Tape
  • 3-in. screws
  • 10d casing nails
  • Wood putty
  • Paint or varnish
  • Lipstick