Custom wood name signs are a wonderful addition to any nursery, adding a personal touch and a charming aesthetic. Mounting these signs securely is essential to ensure they stay in place and enhance the decor.
In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of mounting your custom wood name sign using mounting tape. However, if you have textured walls, we'll also provide an alternative mounting option to help you display your sign safely and beautifully.
- Custom wood name sign
- Heavy duty mounting tape
- Measuring tape or ruler
- Optional: Alternative mounting option (for textured walls)
Choose the Mounting Location: Begin by selecting the perfect spot in your nursery to display your custom wood name sign. Consider the overall layout, wall color, and lighting to ensure the sign will be visible and aesthetically pleasing.
Prepare the Surface: Clean the area where you plan to mount the sign using a mild cleaning solution or a damp cloth. Make sure the surface is free from dust, dirt, and any other debris that may affect the adhesion of the mounting tape.
Measure and Mark: Position the sign against the wall in the desired location. Use a measuring tape or ruler to align individual letters evenly. With a pencil, lightly mark reference points for where you would like the lettering to be.
Cut and Apply Mounting Tape: Cut pieces of mounting tape to go on each piece of your custom sign. Use several pieces for script names and 1-2 pieces for each individual letter (if applicable). Remove the protective backing from one side of the tape and apply it to the back of the sign. Repeat this step for the additional pieces of tape.
Position and Press Firmly: Carefully position the custom wood name sign against the wall, aligning it with the pencil marks made in step 3. Press firmly along the length of the sign, applying even pressure to ensure a secure bond.
Alternative Mounting Option for Textured Walls:
If you have textured walls, mounting tape may not provide sufficient adhesion. In such cases, consider using alternative mounting options such as:
Support with pushpins or small finish nails: Use several of these to support the sign, but please be sure not to put these through the sign itself, as the wood may split or break.
Conclusion: By following these instructions, you can mount your custom wood name sign in your nursery using mounting tape. However, if you have textured walls that prohibit the use of mounting tape, alternative options like adhesive hooks, pushpins, or nails will provide a secure and attractive solution. Remember to always consider the weight of the sign and choose appropriate mounting options accordingly. Enjoy showcasing your custom wood name sign and creating a beautiful nursery space for your little one!