Repair and redecoration of a panel door

A somewhat cruel incursion had been made into this Victorian panel door during the installation of a catflap.

With the house in southeast London having a new owner, the catflap was no longer needed, but removal required restoration, repair and redecoration of the door. 

The team built out the central panel and the lower rail with sheet timber, fitted new beading and finessed the overall finish with 2-part filler and decorator’s caulk — a satisfying and effective job. 

Repair and redecoration of a Victorian panel door after removal of a catflap