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Stainless Steel Corner Guards

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  • Overview

    Stainless steel corner guards provide optimal strength corner protection and give a room a highly professional appearance. Well-suited to modern kitchen décor and industrial design, the stainless steel corner guard is the finest choice for high-impact environments.

    What's Included

    Corner guards can be ordered with self-stick tape or without fasteners.

    Raw Materials

    Wallprotex stainless steel corner guards are made from type 304 stainless steel, 16 gauge with a #4 finish. Custom finishes are available upon request.

  • Installation Procedure

    Using Adhesive

    1. Clean wall surface and apply two beads of 1/8” adhesive to each wing.
    2. For installation over vinyl wall coverings, cut away a small strip of the vinyl under each wing of the corner guard to allow access to the wall surface, since the adhesive will not adhere properly to the vinyl.
    3. Position corner guard on wall and move around slightly to spread adhesive, then remove the corner guard from the wall for one minute to “air”, which speeds drying. Then reapply to the wall.
    4. After the corner guard is installed, remove the protective covering.

    Using Screws: 1", #8 Phillips head

    1. Place the corner guard on the wall at the desired location and mark the hole locations on the wall with a pencil.
    2. Remove the guard and drill screw holes at each mark.
    3. Wipe down the wall to remove and dust or plaster.
    4. Place the guard back on the wall at the desired location and attach to the wall with screws.
    5. After the corner guard is installed, remove the protective covering.

    Cleaning Instructions

    • For routine cleaning, including finger prints, use warm water with a mild soap or an organic solvent (eg. Acetone, alcohol, methylated spirits), sponge rinse with clean water and wipe dry following the polish lines.
    • For tougher stains and grease use an organic solvent, mild cleaning solutions such as Jif®, or specialty stainless steel cleaners. Use a sponge, rag, or soft fiber brush to clean, rinse well with a sponge and clean water and wipe dry following the polish lines.

    Always read the instruction and warning label on all cleaning products before use.

  • Trade Offs of Stainless Steel

    Stainless steel corner guards, as the name suggests, are made from a stainless steel sheet. These stainless steel sheets are cut and bent to the proper size that is needed to cover and protect the corner. The edges of the stainless steel sheet are ground down to prevent sharp edges. Stainless steel corner guards are attractive, but they have some downsides.  Under heavy abuse, metal will dent and bend.  In the extreme case that you will bend a stainless steel corner guard, it is hard to fix the problem, and a building owner will likely have to replace the guard. 

  • FAQ

    Can we make a bullnose stainless steel corner guard?


    How strong is the double sided tape?

    The tape is intended to be a permanent installation method. When installed correctly, removing the corner guard will likely remove paint or drywall.

    What type/size of fasteners are included if I select 'With Fasteners' as my installation method?

    3/4" Size – The 3/4" corner guards do not come with pre-drilled holes due to their size. Instead, included are 1" long finish drive nails. These are designed to be driven easily directly through the corner guard and provide a finished look.                                   

    All other sizes – All sizes except 3/4" come with pre-drilled countersunk holes. We include #6 x 1" long nickel plated Philips-head screws. These are course-thread finish screws intended for installation into drywall.

    Does adhesive come with the corner guards?

    No, adhesive is not included with the purchase of corner guards. If you select No Fasteners as your fastening option, you may choose to purchase construction adhesive from us separately. It is listed under the Accessories page.

    What type of adhesive should I use?

    For most standard drywall installations, a generic construction adhesive is a great choice. There are a wide variety of options available. Check the label on your adhesive to ensure that it will work for your specific application.

    When should I use adhesive to install my corner guards?

    Generally speaking, glue or adhesive should be used whenever you need a permanent or heavy duty installation. Adhesive is a universal installation method that allows the user to make small adjustments during the install due to its long cure time. It is easy to administer and creates a strong bond on any wall surface.