This is what I was starting with:
I planned to completely change the door, and I have in fact had a new door cut out of plywood for probably about 6 months. I've just never gotten any further...
But I also needed to sort out the plaster around it. I knew I'd put some trim around the edge of the door, but I didn't want the trim to be too wide so I needed to sort out the plaster work a bit.
I went back to my trusty filler friend. I actually used deep gap filler as that's all I had lying around, so I thought I would give it a go.
I started with a filling knife:
But it really wasn;t working out for me. The filler seemed too dry so I had a look at the instructions, and it recommended adding a few drops of water to it. I did this, and also cracked out an old card. And it went on waaaay easier than with the filling knife.
I had no intentions of getting it perfect first time. But I have had a good go at it. I'll follow up with some more filler and then sand it flush with the new plaster level hopefully. Then when I mount the new door, I'll mount it a few mm lower than existing so it's also flush.
It's certainly not finished, but it's progress nonetheless. #smallprogresseveryday