Plastic door mouldings can be a serious hazard to your home and are an absolute nightmare to remove and fix.
But how to fix them is a whole other matter.
Read on for the step-by-step steps of how to remove the moulding and replace it with a new one.
Plastic door moldings can come in all shapes and sizes, and they can be difficult to remove once they’ve been installed in your house.
What you need to know to remove plastic door-moulding How to remove Plastic door-Moulding: 1.
Remove the plastic doormould from the ceiling.
This is easiest if you have a piece of lumber or a piece that’s easily accessible.
If not, you can use a vacuum cleaner to gently clean the area around the door.
Remove any glue, tape, or other adhesive that’s attached to the plastic.
If there’s any adhesive on the plastic, you should remove it with an old toothbrush or cotton swab.
Replace the plastic with a fresh one.
If you don’t have a vacuum-cleaning vacuum, try using a hand vacuum to remove any residual adhesive.
Apply a new adhesive to the door frame.
This will help prevent the plastic from sticking to the frame.
Replace any plastic panels or the plastic trim around the outside of the door to prevent the mould from sticking.
Use a small, sharp knife to scrape any remaining glue off the plastic surface.
Apply another layer of plastic sheeting to the molding.
This should cover up any remaining adhesive, and make the plastic look a lot less scary.
Replace a plastic strip or piece of wood.
This way, the plastic will stick to the wall behind the door, but the plastic panel and wood will look more sturdy.
Replace plastic door trim or paneling with a different material.
Plastic doors don’t always come with plastic door panels, so you can reuse them.
How to Replace Plastic Door-Molding: 10.
Apply the new plastic to the inside of the mold.
This process will help the plastic adhere to the existing plastic.
Replace all other plastic parts around the mold, including the door panels.
This can help prevent mold from sticking, but it’s not ideal.
Check the sealant in the plastic mold.
The plastic should be in good condition, but if it’s broken, replace it immediately.
Check and inspect the plastic frame that the door was installed on, and any other parts that may have been damaged in the mold installation.
This part of the process can be especially tricky if the door is on a fixed metal frame, or if the doors frame is missing.
How To Replace Plastic Window Molding: 14.
Remove molding and inspect any damage to the hinges and window frames.
If the hinges have been bent or the window frame is bent, replace the hinges with new hinges.
Replace glass in the window frames, as the glass is brittle and breaks easily.
If any cracks have appeared on the glass, replace them with a thicker layer of glass.
Replace window trim and any metal pieces that may be missing.
Replace trim on any exposed glass that has not been cleaned.
Replace windows if they’re cracked or damaged.
Replace doors if they have been knocked over.
Check that the plastic doors are completely dry and not leaking.
Check for any remaining paint residue or residue from the mold on the doors or windows.
Remove all screws and bolts on the door frames.