How to Attach a Metal Sign to Brick

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Hanging a sign on a brick wall can spruce up an interior wall or the space above a fireplace mantel or direct customers to a business. Hanging a sign on a brick wall is not much different than hanging a heavy item on drywall or a plaster wall. With the right tools, a sign can be hung in no time.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Pencil
  • Level
  • Drill
  • Masonry bit
  • Lead masonry anchors
  • Screwdriver
  • Screws
  • Measure the sign and determine how far apart the screws need to be to adhere the sign to the wall. Mark pencil points on the wall at the desired distance apart as determined by the sign's measurement. Hold a level at the points to ensure the sign will hang straight.

  • Insert a masonry bit in the drill. Drill a hole on the pencil marks on the brick wall. Insert a lead masonry anchor into each drilled hole.

  • Pre-drill holes in the metal sign to line up with the holes drilled in the wall if they don't already exist. Line up the holes in the sign with the holes in the wall. Fasten the sign to the wall using screws.

Tips & Warnings

  • It may help to have another person on hand to hold the sign in place while fastening the screws.
  • Use safety goggles when operating power tools.

References

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