What You’ll Need:
Metal sign (from My Metal Designs)
Painters Tape (optional)
Screwdriver, drill or hammer
Pencil, chalk or other marking utensil
Step 1: Choose the right hanger for your wall type
For wood or drywall hanging, the most common method is nails or screws with anchors.
Working with brick walls? A
popular quick option is a brick
hanger like this one shown below
Step 2: Measure and Mark Where You Wish to Hang Your Art
Generally, you’ll have an approximate spot you’ll want to hang your new metal sign. A good rule of thumb for many people is to hang your sign at eye level.
Measure both horizontally and vertically on the wall you wish to hang your sign and mark the desired location using a pencil, chalk or other removable marking method.
If you have a sign that requires multiple holes for mounting, be sure to check that your marks are level using a bubble level. Painters tape can be a benefit when doing this. Use a piece of tape to mark your level line, making for an easy visual when locating your hangers.
Step 3 : Locate and Place Your Hanger Of Choice
Whether you use a stud or anchor, you’ll need to locate exactly where you want your new metal sign from My Metal Designs. By marking your desired location in Step 2 you can now determine the best method for you to hang your sign.
If you’re mounting on a wood frame wall, check for a stud using a stud finder. Have a stud? Perfect, you can screw or nail right into the stud at your desired location and move on with your day!
Mounting to a surface that requires an anchor such as drywall or brick? No problem, a few simple tools and you’ll be done in minutes!
When using a drywall or brick anchor you’ll want to make sure you have the appropriate drill bit sized correctly for your anchor.
- Drill a hole at your desired location
- Insert your anchor into the drilled hole
- Hang your sign
- Insert the screw through the mounting hole on your sign
- Insert that screw into the wall anchor
Step 4: Use a Level To Verify That Your Piece Is EvenOnce your sign is hung, especially if you haven’t checked for level prior, be sure to use a bubble level to verify that your sign is evenly hung.
That’s it! You now have your beautiful sign hung in your home and can enjoy it for years to come.