How to Hang a Tin Sign

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Tin signs are a great way to add some vintage flare to your bar, coffee shop or house. Authentic vintage tin signs can be purchased at antique dealers or replica vintage tin signs can be purchased at your local home goods store. Hanging the signs, while slightly more involved than hanging a paper poster, is extremely simple. This guide outlines a few different options for hanging tin signs.

Things You'll Need

  • Push pins
  • Double-sided tape
  • Picture hooks
  • Pencil
  • Hammer
  • Frame
  • Hold the tin sign in place on the wall where you'd like it to hang with one hand. Using your dominant hand, place a push pin in each of the four corner of the tin sign. Use clear tacks to best blend in.

  • Place four 1-inch pieces of double-sided tape in each of the corners on the backside of the tin sign. Place an additional piece in the center of the backside. If the double-sided tape has a protective layer covering the sticky side, remove that. Place the tin sign flat against the wall where you'd like to hang it. Press hard in each of the corners and center for 15 to 30 seconds to secure the tape.

  • Hold the tin sign in place on the wall where you'd like it to hang with one hand. Using your writing hand, use a pencil to mark the top two corner holes of the tin sign. Hammer in the two picture hooks so that the hooks line up with the holes. Hang the tin sign on the hooks.

  • Purchase a frame that compliments the tin sign. Make sure it is large enough to properly fit the sign and place the sign into the frame much like a normal photograph. Use picture hooks to hang the frame on the wall.

Tips & Warnings

  • Only use picture hooks if the tin sign has holes to be hung on.
  • When purchasing double-sided tape, look for the removable poster-tape variety to avoid damage to your walls.
  • Make sure the hooks are thin enough to fit through the hanging holes on the tin sign.

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