The 6 in. x 30 in. Bright Brass Kick Plate is attached to the door using the screws included in the package.
This 6 in. x 30 in. Bright Brass Kick Plate would be the full width of your door, edge to edge. You could remove any fingerprints left during installation using a typical brass cleaner like Store SKU #255382, 8oz. Metal Polish.
First, I have not painted this product. This answer is only based on what I would do if I were to paint mine. I would sand the surface, then clean off the dust. I would apply a primer that's meant to use on metal and allow it to dry/cure. I would apply a paint meant to use on metal and allow it to dry/cure. Lastly, I would apply a metal sealant and allow it to dry/cure.
This kick plate comes with #6x5/8 inch screws included. Please return if missing hardware.
Yes, this is polished brass, not antique brass - it matches our polished brass door hardware very well.
I'd recommend a circular saw with a carbon tipped blade. Use a guide to ensure a straight cut, and be sure to wear eye protection. Leave the protective covering on the plate until finished cutting, the bare edge can then be dress with a sanding block. Good Luck, Stay Safe!
It could be attached with two sided tape, 3M makes a great product for this. Home Depot carries the tape.
Yes, I have one on my exterior door.
Drill pilot holes so that you can use the screws,