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    Door frame sealing

    Carpenters

    Hi, I painted my wooden, stable front door and noticed that the door frame has been installed and gaps sealed with transparent sealant. It has been done by the previous owners a few years ago. I wanted to seal the gaps with something to prevent water and cold air getting into the porch. I looked for a proper gap filler. What would you use which looks better than self-expandable foam?

    Asked by Aga on 7th Jul 2022
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    Heygate services

    "Hi wood filler exterior is probably the best. Most silicon can't be over painted. Exterior wood filler can be sanded and painted thanks"

    Answered on 7th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
    Discount Doors

    "HI FIX A TIMBER BEAD AROUND THE FRAME WHICH WILL COVER THE GAP THISCAN BE DONE WITH THIN SCREWS ,PILOT HOLE THEM FIRST SO TO TIMBER DOES NOT SPLIT PAINT THE TIMBER BEAD TO MATCH FRAME WHEN DRY FINISH WITH A SILACONE BEAD BETWEEN BEAD AND WALL FINISHED JOB"

    Answered on 7th Jul 2022 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Eliteuk

    "CT1 is the best sealer in my opinion
    Regards
    Norman"

    Answered on 20th Jul 2022 - Member since May 2021 - report
    Samuel Mitrofan

    "if the holes are in wood use wood filer if it is between wall and frame use wall filer."

    Answered on 7th Jul 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
    Andy Langford

    "Depends on the size of the gap I'd use frame sealant"

    Answered on 12th Jul 2022 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    FlowRepairs

    "Depending on the size of the gap you can choose to fill it even with self expandable foam ,and after use a Architrave around it ,or if the gaps around the door is between 5-8 mm outdoor sealant bead the that matches the colour of the rendering (wether it's brick or something else)"

    Answered on 17th Jul 2022 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
    Roman127

    "https://www.screwfix.com/p/no-nonsense-fire-rated-expanding-foam-hand-held-750ml/83897
    Best solution for you."

    Answered on 12th Jul 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report
    Gary veevers

    "Hello
    Gaps down the side of the frames should be filled up with expanding foam. Knifed off clean any resess when it's gone off then silicone over the top with the colour that matches your frames the best"

    Answered on 9th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
    Mick Constable Carpentry

    "Depending on the size of the gaps you use expanding foam and then put a wooden trim over that for a more professional job"

    Answered on 7th Jul 2022 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
    Acorn Joinery

    "if silicone has been used, it should be enough to keep water and draughts out, if you want to remove it, you could use acrylic frame sealant that is specially for timber, it comes in a tube similar to silicone and you can find it at a builder's merchant or Screwfix etc"

    Answered on 20th Jul 2022 - Member since Apr 2022 - report

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