How to Hang a Sign on a Wall with a Smooth Surface

Below are four steps to hanging a sign on a wall with a smooth surface. Before getting started, make sure your wall is sturdy enough to hold your sign and that you have a permit if required. Here are the tools you’ll need for the job:

  • A bottle of Isopropyl alcohol with rags for cleaning
  • A spirit level
  • Double-sided foam
  • Tape
  • A pencil
  • Tape measure

Step 1: Prep the wall and clean the surface where the sign will be installed to remove oils from handprints that can hinder adhesion. A mixture of alcohol and water at a 70/30 per cent ratio works well.

Step 2: Measure and determine where you will be installing your sign. Use a pencil to make a small mark where the bottom or top of the sign should be.

Step 3: Apply a small amount of double-sided tape in the corners of the sign at a 45-degree angle with one small piece in the middle of the sign. Then peel the backer of the tape to expose the adhesive.

Step 4: With the mark on the wall as your guide, press one edge of the sign against the wall while keeping the sign level. Press the rest of the sign to the wall.

Don’t forget to remove any fingerprints from the sign face and the pencil mark from the wall.

View video below for a step-by-step guide:

How to Hang a Banner on a Smooth Surface

Below are four steps for how to hang a banner on a smooth or rough surface.

Before getting started, determine whether you need a permit to hang a banner on the surface. You’ll also want to gather the following tools for the job:

  • A rotary hammer drill with correct drill bits for hole penetration.
  • A cordless screwdriver and correct bit according to screw size.
  • Hollow wall anchors and washers and screws to secure the banner.
  • For installing a banner higher than ground level, a ladder will be needed.

Be sure to follow all proper safety precautions, including wearing protective eyewear.

Step 1: You will want to survey the size and length of the wall to ensure the banner fits your desired location.

Step 2: You will use hollow wall anchors making sure they correspond with the drill bit size.

Step 3: You then drill the first hole in the centre corresponding with the centre grommet placement.

Step 4: Insert the hollow wall anchor. Then drill the screw and washer through the grommet. Slightly tighten all screws until all wall anchors are secured.

Repeat this process until all grommets have been fastened. Conduct the final tightening of all screws to evenly fasten the banner to the wall.

Watch the video below for step-by-step guidance: