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How to install an interior door | Easiest way!

With the right tool, you can learn how to install an interior door with no gaps, squeaks or misalignment.

You’ve been renovating your home for weeks now but you can’t delay the dreaded task any longer.

There’s a gaping hole in the drywall where you’re hoping to install the new interior door to your room.

Panicked thoughts fill your head as you picture the new door falling down when you try to close it. Or maybe it’s slanted and leaves a triangular gap above the door that your child could use to measure angles for their math lessons.

Don’t let these images scare you. (Although I can’t say the same for geometry math homework!).

And don’t even worry about using shims and a nail gun. I’ve got the perfect tool for installing an interior door and make it painless and worry-free. And it will even save you time!

easier way to install an interior door

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EASIEST WAY TO INSTALL AN INTERIOR DOOR


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You can print the material list and instructions below.

The key to making this install amazingly easy is the quick door hanger brackets. It says that you can install a door in 10 minutes but for us, it took about 30 (this was our average but it got easier and faster with each door).

express products quick door hangers

I would suggest watching the company’s video on how to install an interior door using their system. And here are some of my tips:

  • Install the brackets only on the side that the door swings (the hinge side). We had to install one on the non-hinge side and this door took a longer time to level.
  • Place shims under the door for unlevel floors.
  • It’s best to have two people doing this!

HOW TO USE THE QUICK DOOR HANGER BRACKETS

First, install the bracket onto the door, 3 per side and 6 in total.

install a door with quick door hangers
install an interior door

Create a level line on the wall where the bracket will be placed.

Place the door in the opening and attach the bracket to the wall that has the marked line. Each bracket will be secured on the same spot (your door will be level because the line is level!).

install an interior door with quick door hangers

Next, attach the other side of the door, starting at the top. Check the level for each bracket before securing.

Once all the brackets are fastened to the wall, test how your door swings and closes. Adjust any of the brackets if needed. And if everything looks good, your door is installed.

how to install an interior door

SIDE NOTE: We were installing solid core doors, which are heavier, so I added some shims in the gaps and nailed the door frame to the studs to reinforce it. 

See, that wasn’t so hard! This is the simplest way to install an interior door using the Quick Door Hanger. Now, you can move on to the rest of your renovations!

how to easily install interior doors