How to Install a Door Stopper


Doors without door stoppers can cause a great deal of damage to a wall. This holds true regardless of the age or thickness of the door. No matter how many times a door is opened, every time the doorknob hits the plaster or drywall, it can crack or break it. Installing a door stopper is a simple way to stop the doorknob from making contact.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Drill
  • 1/8-inch drill bit
  • Door stopper
  • Pliers
  • Measure the height of the floor and the trim. Measure where you want the door to hit, 3 inches in from the edge of the door. Mark the drill hole 1 inch above floor level.

  • Drill a hole where you marked. Do not drill in too far. Drill only about a 1/4 of an inch into the baseboard.

  • Screw in the doorstop by hand. When it will not screw in any more by hand, use the pliers to finish tightening the door stopper.

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