How to Block Off an Exterior Door

In order to block off an exterior door, you should first remove the door and lining. If the bricks were laid in a different bond, or in an arch, then they should be removed as well. You can also use a piece of plywood, and then attach the block to it. Next, you need to cut away excess mortar, and add a new course of blocks to the wall. Make sure you follow the directions on the packaging to make sure it will fit properly.

If your blockwork isn’t already plastered, you can still apply a second coat of plaster to it. The first coat is called scratch coat, and is applied to the blockwork. The second coat is called skim plaster. You can see that the base coat should match the existing wall, so that the finished plaster is flush with it. If there is excess plaster, you can scrape it off using a plasterers darby.


The next step is to plaster the blockwork. Start by applying a base coat of plaster, also called scratch coat. Apply another coat of skim plaster, and then add the second layer of skim plaster. Once you’re satisfied with the finish, remove any surplus plaster with a plasterers darby. A list of tools can be found on Amazon. Ensure that all tools are labelled, and don’t forget to follow the directions carefully.


After applying a temporary coat of paint, apply nail pullers to the wall and frame. You’ll then need to cut off the wall trim and remove the frame trim. When you’ve done this, you can lay blockwork on top of the wall. The final stage is to put up the shutters or block the door. You can also install window or door screens for the windows. There are many different ways to block an exterior door.


You can also block an exterior door using temporary railings. These are generally made of galvanised metal and are bent into an angle. Once the frame ties are in place, the window will no longer be seen. You can use a nail puller to attach temporary railings to the wall. Then, simply slide the window frame over the railings. Then, install the window and door and secure it.