How to Fill Holes in Doors When You Replace Door Hardware? –

How to Fill Holes in Doors When You Replace Door Hardware?

You can choose to fill the holes with auto-body filler, decorative hole covers, or steel plate. You can even cover the holes with decorative wood veneer. The first option may be more cost effective, but it won’t look as good as a new door without a door knob. Decorative hole covers are an easy way to cover the hole without making your door look like a mess.

Decorative hole covers

Decorative hole covers are a great way to improve the appearance of your door while maintaining entry security. You can purchase these at a hardware store. These come in various sizes and finishes and will cover a wide variety of existing holes. They also include screws. If you are planning to replace an existing door, consider purchasing a new decorative hole cover to prevent future repairs. However, be sure to check the screws first before installing decorative hole covers.

There are several types of hole cover plates. Some are designed to cover a single cylindrical lock, while others are designed to cover several holes. There are also door wraps, which can cover air voids that would be difficult to fill with a standard door bolt. The least expensive way to cover a door hole is with a hole filler plate, which can cover up to two-1/2 inches of holes.

Steel plate

Using a steel plate to fill holes in doors when you replace your door hardware can make the whole process more convenient. These plates are usually four by sixteen inches, but you can purchase a smaller version if necessary. They come in various finishes, including ornate ones. Generally, you should use a flat plate for holes in doors, as it will make the replacement door hardware easier to install.

One option to fill holes in doors when you replace door knobs or locks is to install a door push plate. These plates must be installed on both sides of the door. The plate will also cover the hole for the lock. You can buy door push plates in many different sizes and finishes, and they are available at most home improvement centers. For a more extensive selection, you can contact a door hardware company. Alternatively, you can use a piece of fiberglass or foam insulation to cover the holes.


Sometimes you need to repair a hole in a door to make it function properly again. You can do this by using wood putty. You need to buy a block that is the same thickness as the door and a hole saw drill bit that is the next size larger. The bit must be inserted in the hole so that it leaves a quarter-inch hole at the center. Then, work the putty into the hole and sand it smooth. This will hold the plug in place and not affect its security.

Wood filler is another option for covering holes in a door. This product comes in a tub and can be stained or painted. You can purchase it online or at a hardware store. It is available in two-part premixed tubes that you must mix and apply according to the instructions. This way, you won’t have to worry about using too much filler or affecting the appearance of your door.

Wood filler

To fill large holes in doors when replacing door hardware, you can use a variety of household products. Wood filler, auto body filler, and spray foam are all effective solutions to the problem. The material should be applied generously around the hole and even on the door’s surface. After the filler has dried, sand the filler surface smooth and level. Then, use the same paint to touch up the filled hole.

Wood filler comes in two types: pre-mixed and unmixed. To mix the filler, follow the manual. For best results, leave the filler to dry for about 15 minutes before touching it. Once the filler has dried, apply a new coat of paint to conceal the scratch. Wood filler can be used to fill holes in doors in the same way as paint.

Wood patch

Using a wood patch for holes in doors is a relatively simple DIY project. First, you must remove the damaged material from the door. Next, you should clean the area around the hole using a utility knife. A slight bevel on the edge of the hole provides more surface area for the patching material to adhere to. If the wood patch is too large, use a pair of needle nose pliers to remove the larger pieces of wood. Small pieces of wood will not harm the interior door.

Next, apply wood patching compound to the hole and let it dry for 24 hours. Then, apply a second coat of spackling compound and sand it smooth. After 24 hours, you can paint the wood patch again with the same stain and wood grain to blend the patch with the existing color. This will cover up the hole and protect the door from further damage. If you have a stained or clear door, you can paint the door with the same stain and paint to match the patched area.

About the Author: Kimberly Linamon

Hello Everyone! My name is Kimberly Linamon and I am a Professional Interior Designer, as well as a writer and social media personality. I love helping people with their home and garden questions. I planted my first flower with my mother when I was 3 years old, and I helped my father with tools from the same age. Since then, I never looked back. I love taking an old or empty space and updating it to something wonderful and resourceful. I look forward to sharing more of my thoughts and ideas with all of our loyal readers!