Forum Title: Newbie needs help in filling old mortise strike plate and touchup
Hi everyone, first of all, I'm glad to be part of this forum. Excited to learn more from everyone here. This is my first post, please bear with me. Recently changed my old mortise to a new Digital mortise lock. The old mortise was a lot longer than my current Digital mortise. I filled the extra space occupied by the old mortise with pye wood filla PYE WOODFILLA TEAK | Fillers, Putty & Waterproofing | Horme Singapore 1) The old space filled by the wood filler looks weak, and unsightly. What can I do to improve it and level it? 2) The old space from the longer mortise strike plate - I need to fill this with something so that the bottom of my new strike plate can be secured. It is only secured by 1 screw now. What can I use and what should I use for strength? Please see my attached pictures for info. Sorry but I'm not sure why they are showing up sideways. Thank you so much in advance!
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: DEAN SANTOS (Roswell, NM), 01/30/2019

I'm not familiar with EZ Strip but I'd try a little mineral spirits first, shouldn't take much along with some elbow grease and a rag.

- CARL P (Mesa, AZ), 03/05/2019

Paint stir sticks are often the right thickness to fill in abandoned mortises. Looks like that would require digging out the filler that was used. Otherwise neatly applying more filler and sanding it smooth is the fix.

- SHIRLEY ROBINSON (Paterson, NJ), 02/06/2019

Thank you. And after you paint over to make it the same color? Do you secure the bottom of the strike plate to the piece of wood?

- Dustin Darton (West Palm Beach, FL), 02/07/2019

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