If you have ever repainted the bottom of your door because of all the scuff marks made by shoes, then you understand the need for a kick plate. A door kick plate is a metal shield placed at the bottom of the door where everyone bumps their feet as they open or close it. This saves your door a lot of wear and tear, and you a lot of cleaning.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Kick plate
- Screw bits
Clean the bottom of the door with soap and water to remove any dirt and grime. Rinse clean with a damp rag, then towel dry with another rag.
Place the kick plate up to the bottom of the door and situate it so that there is equal spacing on either side and the piece is about 1 inch from the bottom of the door. Once you have it in place, check to make sure it is level, then mark its location or the screw holes with a pencil.
Place the kick plate face down and remove the cover off the double-sided tape.
Put the plate back up to the table where it was previously marked. Check it with a level again and then press it to the door.
Screw the hardware that came with the plate through the holes in the plate and into the door to secure it.
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