10 general repairs you can do around your home
05 December 2022
Repairing a stuck door
Wet weather can often cause wooden doors to swell, causing them to stick. Painted doors are better protected from the elements, but natural wood can be varnished or oiled for weatherproofing. In an ideal world, the swollen area would be rubbed with a wax crayon along the edge of the door and opening. Use coarse glasspaper to smooth areas.
Doors that require force to open or close need fixing as soon as possible to prevent joints from weakening or the handle from shearing off.
Once the door is open, check a stone hasn’t got jammed against the frame. Inspect the hinges and tighten up any screws. Finally, lubricate the door with a drop of oil.
Home repairs can be an expensive and frustrating process, but with a little know-how, there are jobs that you can complete yourself.
With a small investment in tools and your time, you could save yourself money and get your home running smoothly once more. However, it’s worth acknowledging your limitations and seeking help where needed. My Place is packed with handy guides and resources to help you with these odd jobs.