I bought a house with stripped door hinge holes. It’s not the worst problem in the world, but replacing things like hinges and locks every few years is annoying because they won’t stay put. After doing some research online, I discovered some effortless ways to fix stripped door hinge holes without having to replace hinges or doors! Here are my top three solutions.
How to Fix Stripped Door Hinge Holes?
Fixing stripped door hinge holes is easy once you know what to do. First, find the screws hidden inside the hinge holes and use a drill to remove them. Next, apply glue to the place where they were located. Place new screws in their rightful places, and you’re done!
Pry up the hinge to reveal the screws underneath
Pry up the hinge to reveal the screws underneath. If using a screwdriver, be careful not to damage the door or hinge. Use a drill more minor than the screw head if you have a routine. Either way, ensure everything is in the proper position before drilling.
Postponing this repair for several years will result in more extensive damage and costlier repairs later on down the line – so don’t let it go as long as possible!
Use a drill to remove the old screws
Next, you’ll want to remove the old screws. If you can’t find your drill and don’t have access to one at home, a screwdriver will work just as well. The easiest way is to unscrew them with your fingers simply. Just make sure not to scratch or damage the door or frame while doing so!
Apply glue into each screw hole and insert a new screw
Now that you’ve removed the old screws from your door hinge holes, it’s time to apply glue into each screw hole and insert a new screw.
First, use a drill to remove the old screws. Then, apply a generous amount of wood glue into each hole and wait for it to dry. Finally, test the door to ensure it opens and closes properly when you open it up with your hand.
Test the door to make sure it opens and closes properly
Now that you’ve stripped the screws, you can test the door to ensure it opens and closes properly. If it doesn’t open or close properly, you may have to remove and replace the hinge.
Things to consider
Before you start stripping the screws, consider these things:
1. Be sure to wear protective gloves and eyewear.
2. Use a drill with a precision bit to remove the old screws from the door.
3. Use a small hammer to tap the screws out once they’re removed from the door.
4. When installing new hinges, ensure they’re installed in the right direction (flat side down).
5. Check your door level before hanging it on its hinges.
You should now be able to open and close the door without worrying about it falling off the hinges. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them in the comment section below!