How to install Acrylic Letters with a Flush Stud Mount.
Used for Flat or Uneven Mounting Surfaces. Threaded studs into acrylic letters.
Tools Required: Mounting Pattern, level, drill, drill bit, tape measure, cleaning cloth, masking tape, adhesive.
Letters have to be at least 3/8" thick to drill and tap the holes but this mount is very secure since it does not rely on a glued block to hold the stud. This mount is best used without wall stand-off which will compromise the purpose of this mount which is to prevent theft. If you want stand-off you can select it also but allow for the stud length which should be 2" in the wall plus the length of the stand-off. 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: Next apply a good coating of the same adhesive to the studs of your #1 letter.
5. Install Letters
Set Letters: Press studs into drilled holes until the letters touch the wall. Hold letter to wall by placing long strips of masking tape (or duct tape if necessary) on the letter face. Secure letters in numerical order, inserting until all are letters are set.
6. Final Adjustment
Adjust and 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 tape back onto wall. 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.