It happens that in a hurry you can gently pull the cabinet doors, so much so that the loop breaks out. If the furniture is made of MDF or particleboard, you usually have to move the loop to a new place, since the torn area remains on the old one, so it is no longer possible to attach with screws. However, there is a reliable method for restoring a torn surface, which few people know about.
Required Tools and Materials
Of the tools you will need a small brush, putty knife and a screwdriver. From the materials you will need:
- PVA glue;
- wood dust;
First you need to lubricate the door in the place of damage with a brush with PVA glue. This is a kind of primer that improves the adhesion of the recovery layer. After you need to cook putty. It is made by mixing PVA, wood dust and sawdust.
In the absence of the last two components, they can be easily done in a couple of minutes. To do this, you need to take any dry wooden board. When cutting it with a hand hacksaw, you will get sawdust of the desired fraction. If you sand wood with a sandpaper or a file, you can make wood dust. The ratio of sawdust and dust should be approximately the same, glue is added in such an amount that a paste-like dense mass is obtained.
A well-mixed putty with a putty knife is applied to the torn surface of the door. You must try to push it in to ensure good adhesion. After puttying, you need to wait for drying.
After about a day or more, which depends on the particular adhesive and the surrounding temperature, the surface will completely harden. In this case, the putty will give a strong shrinkage, so a depression will appear. To remove it, you need to re-putty. It is made only from a mixture of PVA and wood dust. This will be the finish layer, so you need to act more carefully. The mass is also pressed with a spatula. This putty is made of small particles, so it will not give such a great shrinkage.
After final drying, a loop is put. The new surface allows you to twist the screw without pre-drilling. Of course, fasteners should not be tightened too much so as not to pull out.
This method of repairing a torn door allows you to do everything very reliably. As for the ugliness of the restored surface, this is not so critical, because it is hidden inside the cabinet. If you wish, you can always paint over the putty stain with a suitable color wax pencil for drawing, in order to slightly improve the appearance.