It’s a Dog Eat Wall World Out There – How to Repair a Dog Chewed Wall

Everyone knows that puppies chew on things. Sometimes it’s cute. It’s not so cute when someone else’s puppy chews on crucial structures in the home and then that renter moves out and leaves it. Well, lucky for us, it’s an easy fix. For us, the dog had chewed the wooden post in between the doors to the porch and chewed the door frame in the bathroom. Here is how to repair a dog chewed or scratched wall or door frame.

First, get your hands on some wood filler or Bondo. Then, use a scraper to smooth clumps of the wood filler into the spot that needs it. Make sure you pack it in enough and smooth it out until it forms a flat surface. I found that for this project, since it was on a corner, it was easier to just use my fingers to smooth it out.

Fixing a dog-chewed wall - Charleston Crafted

Wood Filler- Charleston Crafted

Fixing a dog-chewed wall - Charleston Crafted

Fixing a dog-chewed wall - Charleston Crafted

Fixing a dog-chewed wall - Charleston Crafted

So that’s that! But it doesn’t look pretty. It looks all lumpy and it’s a different color than the post! Oh no! Well first, sand it down (wait a little while for it to dry) with sand paper, but be gentle. Then, paint over it with the right color.

Fixing a dog-chewed wall - Charleston Crafted

Fixing a Dog Chewed Wall-Charleston Crafted

Fixing a Dog Chewed Wall-Charleston Crafted

TA-DA!! An easy fix for you for fixing up a little dog chewed wood. This can also be used for any part of a wall that gets a chunk knocked out of it or you bump furniture into when moving. Just paste, sand and paint!

Have you ever fixed wood like this? What repair projects are you working on?

3 thoughts on “It’s a Dog Eat Wall World Out There – How to Repair a Dog Chewed Wall

    • Thanks for reading Pattie. This was done when we very first purchased our condo and we did not have an electric sander at the time – only sheets of sandpaper. It was a quick fix upon our move into a short sale where we couldn’t request any repairs be made. Before we sell the unit, we will definitely hit it with our new electric sander and get it smooth as you suggested. Sometimes “good enough” is good enough for now 🙂

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