Fasten sign to brick post


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Old 10-03-08, 10:35 AM
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Fasten sign to brick post

hello, I have carved and painted a sign. I want to fasten the sign to a brick exterior column. The sign weighs just a few pounds. What are my options? Could I use a construction adhesive instead of screws/nails?

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Old 10-03-08, 10:54 AM
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You probably could, if you have a way to temporarily hold it while the adhesive sets.

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I would recommend some sort of mechanical fastener like Tapcon screws instead. If it ever needed to be removed, the adhesive would look bad, and might damage the sign or the brick while trying to remove it. 2 small screw holes would be much easier to repair than the big marks left by adhesive.

If the wood is thick enough, you could countersink and plug the screw holes with some decorative wood buttons. Or just paint the screw heads with something to camouflage them.
 
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Place the screws in the mortar joints. Easier to drill and easier to repair the holes if you want to remove the sign later.
 
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Thanks for the responses. I'll go with tapcon screws in mortar.
 
 

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