If your doors are leaving scuff marks all over your walls, then installing door stops is a great idea.
Doorstops are cheap, readily available, and very easy to install. Install one for every door in your home, and you'll never have to cringe again as you hear a door handle slam against your wall. By following a few easy steps, you can quickly learn how to install a doorstop.
Fixed post (wall monted) door stoppers require you to drill into your wall to mount them, and are best suited for heavy doors.
- Buy the doorstopper(s). Fixed post door stoppers consist of a short, rigid post with a rubber pad on 1 end. The other end is affixed to your wall or baseboard, usually by drilling a hole and threading the stopper into the hole.
- Open your door until it is parallel with the wall.Using a pencil, mark the point on the baseboard that lines up with the edge of the door. Now mark a second point that is 1.5 inches (38 mm) from this point, towards the door's hinges. Be careful not to mark the point further away from the edge of the door than this, because if the door stopper is installed there it could punch a hole through a hollow-core door.
- Drill a hole into the baseboard to mount the doorstopper.Using a drill with a 1/8 inch (3 mm) bit, drill a hole into your baseboard where you drew the second pencil mark.
- Screw the doorstopperinto the hole. The door stopper will have 1 side with a threaded screw protruding from it; screw this end into the hole you drilled by rotating it clockwise until it is flush with the wall.