Well....I was trimming a cased opening in a hallway across from the brand new steel entrance door I just installed. I needed to grab something so I leaned a 6'-8" piece of 1x6 poplar against the wall and turned to grab whatever. I turned back in time to watch teh board slide then tip and nail the corner right smack into my steel door.
This experience taught me two things: one, that I should be more careful not to lean things where they will tip, and two, that I need to learn to relax a little when bad things happen.
Anyway, I have a small dent, net a very deep impression, but about teh size of a quarter. Not visable from straight on, but with the hall light on it is noticable from the side.
I want to fill it, sand it, and repaint it. My girlfriend says it's okay and not to worry, I should just leave it. I think you guys know that's not an option.
What should I fill it with? The door is already finished with latex paint. I need to know what will stick to the paint that I can put on there and then sand. It is a 4 panel door and the dent is in the middle of the top right panel, so I'll just repaint that one panel. The paint was done two weeks ago so the color will match ok.
I was planning on scuffing the paint a little, then filling with wood filler and sanding smooth and repainting. Will this be OK? My concern is that teh wood filler will not bond well. My second option was to bondo, but I want to avoid that if possible.
I am probably making more of this than I should, but I'm nervous about effing up a brand new door, and making more of a mess than I've got now.
Hey, stuff happens right?