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FAQ: How to attach an address plaque to your home, office or wall.



A. Mounting to stone, brick, or stucco
B. Mounting to Vinyl, wood or hardy board siding
C. Mounting using glue instead of screws


Mounting an address plaque in most cases is as easy as drilling two holes and attaching with two screws. Another option is using a strong adhesive glue and bonding the address plaque to the surface you desire. We will cover this option as well.

The most important thing to know when mounting your address plaque is what type of material you are attaching the plaque to.

There are 5 standard wall types homes are made of: stone/brick, vinyl siding, wood siding, hardy board siding, or stucco.

A. When attaching an address plaque to stone, brick, brick veneer, or stucco, screws with plastic sleeve are needed, as well as a masonry drill bit. Both can be purchased at any hardware store. The plastic sleeve fits into the hole allowing the brick not crumble, chip or break. These screws are called drive pin anchors, nylon nails and sometimes nylon nail-it anchors.

First, place the plaque in the desired spot on your brick or stone, being sure it is level and/or square. Using a pencil, mark the holes. Remove the plaque and, using your masonry bit, drill the holes following the instructions shown on the pack of screws (purchased separately). Basically drilling a hole the diameter of the sleeve and slightly deeper. Blow out any debris from the hole. Place the drive pin anchor in the hole, you may need to lightly tap it, but do not force it in. Repeat for the other hole marked on the wall.

Now, place the address plaque on the wall lining up the holes in the plaque with the holes in the wall. Using a screw driver place the screws in the holes and tighten.

B. When attaching an address plaque to Vinyl, wood or hardy board siding, you will need a drill, drill bit slightly smaller than the size of the screws, and the screws. Depending on the plaque you purchase, your address marker may or may not include the screws.

First, place the plaque in the desired spot, being sure it is level and/or square. Using a pencil mark the holes. Remove the plaque, and using your drill and masonry bit, drill the holes slightly deeper than the length of the screws. Be sure your drill bit is slightly smaller in diameter than the screws. Blow out any debris from the hole.

Now, place the address marker on the wall, lining up the holes in the plaque with the holes in the wall. Using a screw driver, place the screws in the holes and tighten.

C. Attaching an address plaque using an adhesive glue is a fast way to mount an address plaque without the need of drilling holes or using any tools. First, keep in mind, when attaching a plaque using glue you are making a fairly permanent commitment. Yes, you can remove it, but itís possible the surface you attach it to could be damaged in the process.

After receiving your address plaque, purchase a strong adhesive glue or bonding agent. Most hardware stores carry glues used to ad-here various material types.

Locate the area you are going to glue the plaque. Do a dry run and hold the plaque against the wall, and using a pencil, make a few marks noting the location of the address plaque.

Turn the address marker face down and apply several nickel to quarter size dots on the back. You will need roughly 4 to 6 dots depending on the size and weight of the address plaque. An average 3 lb 16Ē x 5Ē plaque would need one in each corner and two in the middle. Keep in mind when you push the marker against the wall, some will ooze out, so donít apply in the very corner. Give yourself about one inch from the corners.

Now that the glue has been applied place the address plaque on the wall using your pencil marks as your guide. If your plaque is more than a few pounds you may want to hold the address marker in place for 4 to 8 minutes or until you can no longer hold your arms up. Be sure to check your marker to be sure its level before the glue dries. Leveling the address marker can be done with a level or by simply standing back and seeing if its level. Once the address marker is level firmly push the address marker against the wall.

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