How to Hang Things on a Stucco Wall
Let’s face it. We’ve all tried to hang things on plaster walls, thinking it was just a matter of knocking a nail in, only to find crumbling layers of stucco fall off the once-perfect surface. Nothing is more frustrating than knowing that this could have easily been prevented.
If you are reading this, you have the chance to follow the right processes to avoid damaging the underlying stucco and masonry structures. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll provide all the information you need about how to hang something on stucco. Let’s get started!
Screwing Into Stucco
Stucco is a durable and resilient finishing material that’s used to add a layer of protection to a masonry structure. It can also be used to add visual interest in the form of stucco art. This makes paying close attention to the methods used to hang lights on stucco all the more important.
When mounting something onto a wall that’s coated with stucco, you can choose to insert a screw. However, it’s important to remember that to drill into stucco, it’s important to have the proper equipment. This includes a drill and the appropriate drill bit for stucco.
It’s easier to make a hole first using a drill before inserting the screw. Here’s how to screw into stucco:
1. Find a Suitable Nail or Screw
Before you can begin drilling, you must find the appropriate screws or nails for stucco. We recommend trying Bildex or Tapcon stucco screw anchors. When you’ve found the right kind of screw, it’s time to begin drilling.
2. Drill a Hole
The next step is to drill a hole into the wall using your drill and a drill bit that’s the same size as your stucco anchors. Before drilling through stucco, make sure you have clearly marked the area. Then, carefully bore through the surface. Once you have done this, we recommend filling the hole with stucco caulk to enhance the stability of your anchor.
It’s important to mention here that you will need to use special nails or screws for stucco that are designed especially for boring into hard construction materials like concrete and stucco.
3. Insert the Screw
Next, you can insert the screw into the hole you made using a screwdriver or a hammer if you’re working with stucco nails.
4. Screw or Nail the Anchor in Place
Once you’ve managed to get the screw or nail into the hole, it’s time to begin the process of screwing or nailing into stucco walls. Get the nail or screw into the correct place using a hammer or screwdriver, and you’re ready to start hanging lights on your stucco walls!
Using Adhesive Hooks
If you would prefer not to bore holes into your walls or simply do not have a drill, you can use adhesive hooks for stucco instead. Follow these steps to install stucco hooks:
1. Find the Right Hooks
The first step is finding stucco adhesive hooks designed especially for hanging things on walls. Keep in mind that you will need hooks for stucco and not the average adhesive hooks that you can find in your local supermarket. You can always ask the guy at the hardware store for special stucco fasteners.
2. Make Sure the Wall Is Clean
Before installing any wall anchors for stucco, you might want to clean the surface to ensure that your anchors adhere properly. You can fill in any gaps using chaulk. We also recommend applying rubbing alcohol to get rid of any grease that may prevent your hooks from adhering to the wall.
3. Stick It On
Check the instructions that come with your anchor for more information on how to install it, as the process may differ from one product to another. Once that’s done, you’re ready to hang your mirror, picture frame, or lights on your wall.
Suppose you mess up and damage the surface. In that case, there’s no need to remove and reinstall the stucco on the block wall. We can help you repair the damaged area with a simple patch repair.
What Sticks to Stucco?
One of the first things you need to ask is, “What sticks to stucco?” There are various types of adhesives that work well on plaster. Stucco glue can be used to attach a variety of fixtures, such as picture frames. It’s important to only use special glue for stucco, or your fixtures will fall off.
You can talk to us if you require assistance finding the best anchors for stucco, and we will offer expert advice and guidance.
Mounting on Stucco
If you have something to hang on stucco and simply don’t have the confidence to do it on your own or have already damaged the underlying masonry material with stucco screws, don’t worry!
The Phoenix Block Wall Experts can help you repair it to ensure that your walls are in tip-top shape and decorated beautifully. Contact us today for more information!