Surface Mount Retainer Wall Guards

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The retainer wall guard (or crash rail) utilizes three layers of impact absorption to provide superior long-term wall protection. The aluminum retainer and vinyl impact absorber are concealed by a replaceable, snap-on vinyl cover, uniquely combining the benefits of greater visual appeal and the increased durability necessary for high-impact and high traffic environments like medical and hospitality. Standard length is 12'.


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Surface Mount Retainer Wall Guards


Do you offer custom color matching?

Yes, we are able to match your custom color. The requirements for a custom color match vary depending on the product line, quantity and desired lead time. Contact Customer Service for more information.

How do I know if my order is in stock?

Once your order is placed, you'll receive a receipt as well as a follow-up email from a customer service representative. This email will contain the projected lead time for your order.

What if I need my order to be rushed?

Once your order is placed please contact Customer Service by emailing orders@wallprotex.com or calling (877) 880-8115 as soon as possible to see what options are available for rushing your order.

Will I be notified when my order ships?

Yes, you will receive an email with your carrier and tracking information on the day that your order is shipped.

Installation Instructions



  • Vinyl Cover
  • End Caps
  • Aluminum Retainer
  • Impact Absorber
  • Screws
  • Level, chalk line, or laser level
  • Tape measure and pencil
  • Drill and various drill bits
  • Wall anchors (if required)
  • Self-tapping screws (included)
  • Nut driver or phillips head bit
  • Mitre saw with 80-100 tooth carbide blade

Step 1

Using the correct plans and layout guides, layout the wall guard and make any necessary cuts before beginning the actual installation.

Step 2

Select a section of the aluminum retainer. Mark the locations for the anchor holes on the retainer, centering the anchor holes along the retainer is recommended. Anchors are spaced 16” O.C. MAXIMUM with an anchor a maximum of 3” from the end of the retainer. Drill the anchor holes through the retainer at the marked locations. Repeat this step for each retainer.

Step 3

Layout the wall guard retainers along the wall where the wall guard will be placed. At outside corner joints, the retainer should be 1/8” short of the corner on one side of the corner to allow for the corner adapter to fit correctly. As needed, place end caps and/or outside corners to the corresponding aluminum retainers. Slide the tab into the center channel of the retainer and mark the screw location on the retainer.

Step 4

Measure the specified/required height from the floor for the wall guard, make marks along the wall at the desired height. Use a chalk line to connect the marks creating a visual reference for the alignment of the wall guard.

Step 5

Place the retainer into position against the wall ensuring that the retainer is properly aligned, level, and at the proper height. Using the correct anchors attach the retainer to the wall.

Step 6

Install end caps and outside corners as required. For installation tips concerning door or window jambs and inside corners see figures 3, 4, & 5 on page 2. Then cut (if required) and place the impact bumper to the center of the aluminum retainer and snap into place. Note: The impact bumpers should be 1” short of the end of the retainer on both sides to allow for the end caps and corners to fit properly.

Step 7

Select vinyl cover, fit the cover to the retainer, trim as required, then place the top lip of the vinyl cover over the top of the retainer. Starting at one end, using the palm of the hand, push the vinyl cover down over the bottom of the retainer. Repeat this step for each section of crash rail.