how to open a locked bedroom door without a key?
1. Pick the lock with a thin, straight object such as a hairpin or paperclip. This can be very tricky, but worth trying if you’re feeling adventurous.
2. Find out if there is someone who has a key that can unlock it for you.
3. Look around and see if you can find another way in, such as through an open window or by climbing down through the roof.
4. Use a credit card to attempt to slide between the frame and door and pop the lock open (this may take some wiggling).
5. Call a locksmith if all else fails; most keyless locksmiths can be at your home within an hour, so this option is usually your best bet.
how to replace a bedroom door?
1. First, measure the rough opening for the new door. If it is a standard-sized door opening, you can find pre-hung doors at your local hardware store. If not, then you may need to have a custom door made for the space.
2. Remove all of the old trim and casings from around the door frame to prepare for the new door installation. This can be done with a pry bar or other suitable tool to remove nails and screws that may have been holding them in place.
3. Place the new door in the jamb and secure with shims if necessary to get it properly aligned so it is level, plumb and functioning properly in its jambs. Make sure to leave enough room at the bottom of the door to allow ease of motion when opening and closing it (about 1/8” below finished floor).
4. Once you are satisfied that everything is lined up properly, screw into place with 2” long wood screws and/or nails every 12” along each side of the jamb and head where possible, making sure not to overdrive any screws or nails into framing members behind their respective surfaces as this could damage them beyond repair.
5. Finally, add any desired finish trim or casings back around your newly installed bedroom door as desired!
how to paint bedroom doors?
1. Remove the door hardware and place it aside in a safe place.
2. Fill any holes or cracks with spackling paste and let it dry according to the instructions on the container (usually overnight).
3. Sand down the entire surface of both sides of the door, paying special attention to any rough spots where the spackling was applied.
4. Using a brush or roller, apply a coat of primer to both sides of the door. Allow this to dry for at least four hours before applying paint (check the manufacturer’s instructions for details).
5. Paint two thin coats of your chosen topcoat onto both sides of the door, allowing each coat to dry completely before moving onto the next one. You may need more than two coats depending on how thick your paint is and how consistent your finish is looking.
6. Once you’ve applied all necessary coats, reinstall all hardware according to their proper locations and screw back into place – be sure to tighten them securely!