SWMBO got a painted piece of slate with our last name, etc. that
measures about 12"x12" and has a leather picture-hanging cord. Need
to mount it outside on our stone facade next to the front door.
Problem is that it is very windy where we live, with gusts to 30mph+
very common. I need some way of securing it to the facade other than
just the leather strap hanging from a nail or it is going to rattle to
the point of driving us crazy. Any takers?
Double-sided carpet laying tape will hold pretty well if it does not
get wet. Use the hanger and then add the tape so it doesn't take any
weight, just holds it to the building. You might have to use a piee
of foam rubber,fastening the tape to the bulding stone, then the foam,
and then another layer of tape to the housename if the stone is a very
rough surface compared to the back of the slate..
Put a hook in the wall and hang it from the strap for appearance. Then put
a dab of polyurethane construction adhesive on the bottom two corners on the
back to keep it from blowing around. I used that stuff to build a block
wall and you won't budge it.
Hold the sign horizontal but nearly in position, make several little
doggy piles of glue on the back of the sign where it will line up with
the high spots on the wall, and quickly tilt it up into position and
lean on it. 2 people would make it a lot easier, and gloves and safety
glasses are recommended, in case some globs of glue go in unexpected
If that seams too scary, I'd try the two-sided foam tape used to attach
trim to car bodies.
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