How to Fit a Door Stop

Are you tired of hearing the doors banging against the walls when flung open? Are your walls getting damaged by the door handles hitting them when opened?

The easy solution to these problems is to fit a door stop. It’s so easy and will take you less than 10 minutes to do. In this guide, we’ll show you how to with easy to follow steps.

Step 1

Door stops come in a variety of styles and sizes so choose one that you like and is appropriate for your needs.

Step 2

Remember to buy one that is long enough so that the handle does not hit the wall. Open the door and rest the door handle against the wall.

Take a tape measure and measure the distance from the wall to about 2″ or 3″ in from the door handle. This will ensure you have sufficient length in the door stop to prevent the handle hitting the wall when the door is open.

Step 3

Place the door stop on the skirting / baseboards and mark its position with a pencil.

Step 4

Take the plate of the door stop and screw this in place where you marked it on the skirting / baseboard.

Step 5

Fit the door stop onto the door stop plate and screw until tight.

Step 6

Open your door and test to ensure that the door is stopped on the door stop without the handle hitting the wall.

If you want to fit a Floor Mounted Door Stop, then…

Step 1

Open your door so that the door handle is about 2″ from the wall.

Step 2

Take a pencil and mark along the bottom of the door onto the floor. If you have carpets then mark the spot with some masking tape.

Step 3

Take your door stop and unscrew the base plate.

Step 3

Screw the base place on the floor. Remember not to use long screws to avoid hitting any pipes or cables. Use a multi-purpose wire and pipe detector just in case.

Step 4

Now attach the upper section of the door stop by screwing it to the base plate.

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