How to Install Your New Sign [Hidden Fixings Guide]
You've just received your beautiful slate house sign from us and now you're wondering: "how do I put this up?" Well don't fret, we've got you covered with this simple, quick-read guide to help you install your sign correctly. If you have a sign with screws and wall plugs, read this guide on how to install your slate house sign.
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Glue the steel bars into the back of your sign
• Find a flat, level surface such as a table or kitchen worktop.
• Place your sign face down (on a cloth or piece of paper to avoid scratching the sign).
• Open both glue tubes and squeeze a small bit of each glue (included in your package with the hidden fixing steel bars) into the holes on the back of your sign.
• Insert the steel bars into the holes, twist back and forth in a circular motion to mix the glues together and then press down until the bars are completely in and standing up straight. Leave in position to dry for 24 hours before continuing. Don't worry if theres some glue on the back of your sign.
Decide on a location
You can place your new slate name plaque just about anywhere such as on a house brick wall, wooden gate or garden shed door. It's important to think about different factors before you drill any unnecessary hole, such as the visibility of your sign in a certain location, the secureness of where you put your sign (does your door swing outwards, consider keeping the sign away from the door handle) and the placement between prominent features like windows and doors. It's always best to ensure the surface in which you fixate your sign is as even as possible too - it definitely makes this process much simpler!
Mark out the holes
Once the steel bars are glued and dried into the back of your sign, place it in the location you want to install it and use a marker pen to dot where the steel bars will go into the wall.
Now fit a 4-5 mm drill bit into your drill and drill into the pen marks. Drill a little deeper (40mm) than the steel bars protruding on the back of your sign.
Once drilled, close your eyes and blow into the wall holes to remove any dust sitting inside.
Get the glues and half fill both the holes with a mixture of the two. Then position your sign level with the holes and slowly insert the steel bars into the holes and glue. Push all the way in and hold in place for 5 to 10 minutes (the longer you can the better) so the glue can set around the bars.
You're done! Keep an eye on the sign for the next 24 hours as the glue is still setting. Any questions, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.