A sticking internal door can be caused by your house gradually settling over time causing slight changes in the alignment of the door frame, loose hinges, new thick carpet or simply a badly hung door.Fixing is easy.
A sticking internal door can be caused by your house gradually settling over time causing slight changes in the alignment of the door frame, loose hinges, new thick carpet or simply a badly hung door, can all cause doors to stick making it difficult to open or close a door. Fixing is easy, requiring only a few basic tools, screw driver, drill, hand plane or sandpaper and maybe a carpenters saw.
When a door sticks in the frame (jamb) around the door, If its sticking on the top of the door on the lock side of the door. Remove the screws from one side of the top hinge, pad out the hinge with a piece of thick cardboard and re screw the hinge this will move the lock side of the door down a bit, away from the frame.
The weight of the door together with continual use and the occasional kick can cause the screws to come loose, causing the door to hit the frame on the lock edge near the top, try to tighten the screws but if they just spin in place try longer screws .If the longer screws dont hit solid wood, drill small holes over the old screw holes and fill with wood filler,while its drying screw the screws partly in to give you a start when fixing the hinges back on.
If the screws are tight but the door still rubs on the top of the door. Try deepening the top hinge . Remove the hinge, and with a sharp chisel remove a fine layer of wood from the bottom of each mortise and re screw the hinge. Removing to much will cause the door to bind on the jamb at the hinge. Or shave the top of the door. No need to take the door off, look for where its sticking and plane or sandpaper that bit of the door. Be careful not to shave to much off.
Quick fix tip for a sticking doors. If the door just rubs, get some sandpaper. Put it on the bit of floor where the door catches and move the door back and forth over the sandpaper till it does not stick any more. I Like this one, probably works on the top and sides of doors too.