Painting & Decorating Question

Is it ok to use expanding foam to fill in a gap by the door lock?

Basically, replaced the bathroom door lock, the new lock is thinner than the old one, leaving a gap of 3mm on the sides of the lock. I was considering firing some expanding foam into the gaps but was wondering if it would interfere with the locking mechanism? Or are there any better solutions to repairing the gaps?

3 Answers

expanding foam is not the best solution. I suggest using wood filler such as the link posted below. i will add that this is not necessarily the best product for you to use and i have merely used it as an example to answer your question. Your local DIY store should be able to advise you further as to which product is best for your situation.

http://www.ronseal.co.uk/products/high-performance-wood-filler?gclid=CPPtj5Oz76kCFQEd4QodUUJFWQ

Answered 7th Jul 2011

F Geo Robinson (Coventry) Ltd

Member since 5 Jan 2010

if the door is hollow then expanding foam will completely seize the handle

As much fun as expanding foam is......... this is not the best use for it.

use a 2 part epoxy based filler this dries quickly and will be harder than the original door

Answered 13th Jul 2011

House Doctors

Member since 13 Jul 2011

Ditto House Doctor

Answered 24th Jan 2012

Frank Baxter Decorating

Member since 17 May 2010

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