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Indiana

08:48AM | 11/20/01
Member Since: 08/27/01
52 lifetime posts
Hello,

We scuff up the wall where we take our shoes off no matter how careful we are (other shoes get shoved into the wall, etc.). I want to paint the wall to get rid of the scuff marks and then mount something on the wall to protect it. The best way I can describe what I want is a clear 'plastic kickplate.' Anyone have any ideas where I can get something like this? It needs to be about 23" wide by 10" tall. Thanks.

Matches

11:54AM | 11/20/01
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
Hi Indiana,
I have done this at work in several areas that I got tired of repairing/painting.A good hardware store sells plexi-glass or facsimile in various thicknesses and sizes and will often cut it to size for you.You can drill holes for mounting to the wall.Follow cleaning instructions (no abrasives) and this will solve your problem.

Iceman

11:09AM | 12/03/01
Member Since: 11/16/01
301 lifetime posts
Dear Indiana,
I agree with Matches, but Plexi-glass is a very brittle material. To "drill" holes in this material, Utilize a propane torch or your gas stove. Cut the head from a 16D nail and clamp it in a set of vise-grips. Heat the nail almost red and gently press it through the spot you wish. When you screw it to the wall, use capwashers and be very gentle. Too much tight will crack it. Another option is to purchase a sheet of Formica as close to your wall color as possible. Cut it with an extremely fine blade saw, face down, hand sand the edges and attach it with construction adhesive.
Good Luck, Len


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