I've got about (150) #8 screws with their heads recessed average .220 "
below the surface of mdf door jambs. These holes, to fill, are 5/16"
diameter. The majority of the screws are driven in tightly to the rough in
behind. There are some screws though that are backed off; the top jambs.
I have only recently learned these rabbet and dado joined jambs should be
completely free floating.
Oh well. I don't like filling things in the first place. No I have extra
holes facing downward with little space between the nice shinny heads and
the surface of the mdf. Maybe half of the others'.
With the screws in the side jambs tight I know to do what I think you should
always do. Try to force the filler into the back. Probably have to wait to
dry. Then sand. Repeat.
Then I have four windows' casings to fill the nail holes. These are either
set tiny Arrow electric stapler brads or set ~1-1/2" spiral finish nails.
I'm gonna give these four doors and four windows the deluxe 3 coat oil prime
and paint finish and I'd like to know how to prevent work in the future from
What about where the nails in the top jamb are not bottomed, but "floating".
The screws and the jambs aren't fixed in relation to one another. Can I use
the gap to my advantage. Can I just give the filler a skim coat: Wait to
dry. Then sand. Repeat? i.e.. not try to bottom? Don't want them popping
out in the future.
I'll probably buy an Elmers Wood Filler tub, likely the product at the local
HD. Should this be a good product for all of the above .