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How to Fix a Sticky Door

Step-by-step instructions for fixing a sticky door.

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    $100 - $250

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Step 1: Take Down the Door

Remove the door from its hinges. Start by tapping out the hinge pins. Once it’s off its hinges, move the door to a workspace to begin sanding.

Step 2: Plane off the Edges

Using the power planner, sand down a 32nd of an inch off the top of the door and a 32nd of an inch from the side of the door. Start with the blade outside the edge of the door; once you start trimming, keep the blade in motion until you reach the other edge. Stopping in the middle can cause an uneven trim.

Step 3: Seal and Rehang the Door

Seal the edges by spraying them with hairspray, and re-hang the door.

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