How to install Acrylic Letters with a Combination Mount.
Used for Flat or Uneven Mounting Surfaces. Stud through pad-top, pad-bottom on acrylic letters.
Tools Required: Mounting Pattern, level, drill, drill bit, tape measure, cleaning cloth, masking tape, adhesive.
The combo or combination mount differs from the combination-all mount in that it only has stud through pads on the tops of the letters and standard PAD mounts on the bottoms. This mount is useful where you want to drill as few holes as possible and still have mounting rods(studs) in the wall. Installed by drilling holes for the stud through pad and adhering non stud pads directly to mounting surface. A drill mounting pattern is required.
1. Position and Secure Mounting Pattern.
Clean mounting surface.
Set Pattern: Level and align mounting pattern on mounting surface.
Securely tape pattern flat to surface & perform a final spelling and spacing check.
Mark Holes: Use a center punch or sharpie to mark through all drill holes onto wall.
Remove Pattern: Your drilling will be more accurate if you remove pattern before drilling holes.
Tip: Brick or Block walls may require using duct tape to secure pattern.
2. Drill Mounting Holes
Drill & Bits: Use a drill & bit to match your mounting surface. Use a bit that is slightly larger in diameter than your studs (allow for some adjustment).
Drill holes: Hold drill level and drill all marked holes at least 1-1/2" deep.
Clean Holes: After holes are all drilled, clean (blow) out holes to remove all dust.
Tip: Brick or Block may require using a hammer drill & masonry drill bit.
3. Dry Fit Letters
Insert Letters: Take letters in order of number marked on the back and press into drilled holes (do NOT apply adhesive yet and do not force studs into holes).
Adjust: If letters do not press easily into holes, open holes (make hole larger with bit) until letters can be set straight.
4. Apply Adhesive
Fill holes: Using a quality adhesive, generously fill all drilled holes.
Studs and Pads: Next apply a good coating of the same adhesive to the studs and pads of your #1 letter. Coat the pads with enough adhesive to cover all pad holes.
5. Install Letters
Set Letters: Press studs into drilled holes until the pads touch the wall. Hold letter to wall by placing long strips of masking tape (or duct tape if necessary) on the letter face. Install letters in numerical order until all letters are set.
6. Final Adjustment
Adjust & Set: Stand back and view letters at a distance. Hand adjust letters straight by loosening tape and repositioning as needed. Once letters are straight, firmly press pads onto the wall by pressing on letter face. Secure with more tape if needed. Allow adhesive to set (time may vary based on climate), then remove tape & protective masking. Clean off letter faces as needed.
Tip: Keep the mounting pattern safe in case you want to move the letters later.