Escutcheons are small metal plates that not only enhance the appearance of doors but also protect the lock mechanism from damage and wear. The word “escutcheon” comes from the French word “escusson,” which means “small shield.” Escutcheons are used to cover the keyhole and provide an attractive finish to the door. They are available in a variety of materials, including brass, bronze, and nickel, and come in different shapes and sizes to suit different styles of doors. At MB DIY, we provide the most robust and stylish Escutcheons in a variety of colours, such as Chrome, Brass, and Black Escutcheon. With a focus on quality, our escutcheons are made to last.
Installing an escutcheon is a simple DIY project that can enhance the look of your door. Begin by fitting the backing plate onto the door by marking the positions of the screw holes and drilling them in place. Make sure that the backing plate is level and securely in place. Next, line up the escutcheon with the backing plate and attach it with screws.
Now that you’ve installed the backing plate, it’s time to take out your door cylinder. This can be done by unscrewing the screw located on the side of your multipoint lock. Once the lock is out of the way, you can effortlessly slide the face plate of the escutcheon onto the backing plate. Don’t forget to replace the door cylinder, as it holds the escutcheon plate securely in place.
Check that it is firmly fastened and functions properly. Test the lock by turning the key and opening and closing the door. Finally, make any necessary adjustments to the escutcheon and lock, and then tighten all screws in place.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed a new escutcheon with a backing plate and a cylinder lock. If you encounter any difficulties, kindly contact a member of our Sales Team who are ready to assist you.
There is a wide variety of colours available on the escutcheon market to suit the different tastes and styles of homeowners. Whether you’re looking for a classic and elegant look or a sleek and modern appearance, there’s an escutcheon to suit your needs.
Chrome Escutcheon: Chrome is a popular choice for escutcheons due to its sleek and modern appearance. Chrome escutcheons are versatile and match well with most door finishes, making them an ideal choice for those looking to update the look of their doors. They are also durable and easy to clean, making them a practical choice for busy households.
Brass Escutcheon: Brass escutcheons are a classic and timeless choice for those looking to add elegance and sophistication to their doors. They are available in a range of shades, from warm and traditional brass tones to more modern and polished brass finishes. Brass escutcheons are also durable and long-lasting, making them a great investment for those looking to update their doors.
Black Escutcheon: Black escutcheons are a popular choice for those looking to create a bold and striking look for their doors. They are available in a range of finishes, from matte to gloss, and are a great choice for modern and contemporary-style homes. Black escutcheons are also durable and long-lasting, making them a practical choice for those who want to update the look of their doors.
Escutcheons are a practical and stylish addition to any door. Not only do they protect the lock mechanism from damage and wear, but they also add aesthetic appeal to the door. With a wide range of colours and materials to choose from, you can find an escutcheon to suit your personal taste and style. Whether you’re looking for a classic and elegant look or a sleek and modern appearance, escutcheons are great for those looking to update the look of their doors. So, why not get escutcheons for your door and enjoy the benefits of both style and function?
At MB DIY, we provide the most robust and stylish Escutcheons in a variety of colours, such as Chrome, Brass, and Black Escutcheon. With a focus on quality, our escutcheons are made to last.
If you have any further questions or are unsure how to instal an escutcheon, please contact a member of our sales team, who will be happy to help.
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