Have you just bought a neon LED sign but are yet to figure out how to mount it? Well, midst your excitement about it, it is essential that you learn how to mount it. More precisely, we can say how to mount it correctly.
Regardless of where you mount it, the neon LED sign will enhance beauty and warmth. For that reason, read on and learn the top four ways that you can use to install your neon sign.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE HANGING YOUR NEON LED SIGNS
There are a few things that you need to know before you can hang your neon sign. These are:
1. TYPE OF YOUR NEON LED SIGN
Neon signs come in three types as below.
- Overhead neon LED signs
Each of these types has a specific way of mounting. Their backboard designs also influence the mounting procedure.
So, if your neon LED sign has an acrylic backboard design, handle it carefully. That's because it can break easily. Having in mind the duration you need to have the neon sign up is also essential.
Moreover, is it permanent or temporary hanging? It will also determine what fitting you will use.
2. THE RIGHT PLACE FOR YOUR NEON LED SIGN
Is your new neon LED sign meant for your business or home use? People buy neon signs and use them to create design appearances in different places.
But, it may not be easy to find the right place to hang your neon LED sign. Still, you may consider fixing it in a space that is visible from different angles.
As a business, you probably bought the neon sign for advertisement or decoration. Let's say you want to use it in a bar or restaurant. Then, hanging it above or in the reception area will attract customers.
For a home, consider a place where you'd want a more comfortable atmosphere. Your home gym, game room, kitchen, or dining room will look fabulous with neon lights. It will also be more inviting and warm.
Regardless of the space, ensure the neon LED sign is not far from a power supply.
Height is another factor to consider before mounting your neon sign. Just like a painting, a neon sign should be mounted some meters above your floor.
However, ensure that it does not reach the ceiling. Remember, you will need to clean and dust your neon sign frequently. For this reason, don't hang it where you cannot reach it with ease. For evenness, using a level is recommended.
HOW TO HANG YOUR NEON LED SIGN LIKE A PROFESSIONAL?
There are four different ways of hanging neon LED signs, as discussed below.
1. HANG NEON LED SIGN USING A 3M STRIP
Materials that you need:
- Neon sign
- Hanging strip
Please note that drilling is not required in this method.
STEP 1: USE WATER TO CLEAN THE WALL
The hanging strips have an adhesive backing. In short, it means that they cannot work well on unclean surfaces.
Once you identify the wall part to use, clean it with clean water. After that, dry the wall with a clean, lint-free towel.
STEP 2: TEAR THE HANGING STRIP APART, THEN PRESS THEM TOGETHER
Start from one end of the hanging strip. Then, you can remove the adhesive backing here. Tear it little by little to prevent any dust from sticking to it.
STEP 3: STICK THE LINER
Take out one of the liners. After that, stick this liner at the back of the acrylic backboard. The hanging strips are usually used in pairs, with each strip having a velcro side.
STEP 4: FIX THE NEON LED SIGN
Take the other liner. Press the neon LED sign against your wall for the next 30 seconds, then take it off. As a result, it will ensure that your neon sign is well secured to the wall.
STEP 5: PRESS THE SIGN
Firmly press your strip against the wall, then hold on for an hour. At this point, you must have figured the correct position for your neon light.
Thus, you can take the sign to the wall. Firmly press it against the wall to ensure that it sticks well.
STEP 6: ADJUST THE SIGN
Realign your neon LED lights, then stick them. Once you've done this, your work is done. So, pat yourself on the back for a job well done!
2. HANG NEON LED SIGNS USING HANGING WIRES
Materials that you need:
Note that drilling is not required in this method too.
STEP 1: FASTEN THE KNOT TO THE WIRES
Various types of wires can be used, such as a floral wire or 18-gauge metal wiring. This step is easy, and you should be done in seconds.
STEP 2: PUT THE KNOT TO FASTEN THE CARABINER
The carabiner makes it easy to clip in the knot and join it up with the wire. You will achieve this by pressing in the carabiner. But, do it carefully to avoid hurting yourself.
STEP 3: PUT THE CARABINER THROUGH THE HOLE IN THE BOARD
The board has two holes. Take your carabiners and put them through these holes.
Some people prefer to use glue to stick them. Once you are sure that the carabiners are well in place, proceed to the next step.
STEP 4: HANG YOUR NEW SIGN THE WAY YOU LIKE
How would you like to have your neon LED sign hung? Well, you can now fix it in your favorite way and enjoy the fruits of your labor!
PS: There is also a different hanging method where you can use only one rope to achieve this.
3) MOUNTING NEON LED SIGNS USING SCREWS
Materials that you need:
- Wall anchor
- Crew cup
- Hollow base
In this method, drilling is required.
STEP 1: MARK THE SPOT ON THE WALL THROUGH THE HOLES ON THE ACRYLIC BOARD
Your acrylic board has four holes. So, take a pen, marker, or pencil and use it to mark the four spots on your wall through this board.
Besides, make sure that there is a socket nearby and that it is strategically placed. That's because it will help you plug in the neon LED sign effortlessly.
STEP 2: DRILL HOLES AT EACH MARKED SPOT
Hold your drilling machine and use it to drill four holes at the four spots you marked in the previous step.
Take care not to hurt yourself. You can always ask a friend to help you. Once the holes are well drilled, proceed to step 3.
STEP 3: FIX THE WALL ANCHOR INTO THE HOLES
Take your wall anchor and carefully fix it into the holes that you drilled in step 2. Wall anchors create firm mounts on walls by gripping the wall well.
STEP 4: PUT THE SCREW THROUGH THE HOLLOW BASE, THEN DRILL IT INTO THE WALL ANCHOR
Hold your screw. Then, put it through the hollow base carefully. You don't want to hurt your hands. Now, drill it into the wall anchor. Is it well prepared? Move to step 4.
STEP 5: USE THE HOLLOW BASE
Put the hollow base on the crew cup and cushion.
STEP 6: PLUG-IN AND ENJOY YOUR NEW NEON LED SIGN
It is time to test your work. Thus, take the power cable. After that, connect it to the source. For a hardwired neon LED sign, remember to switch on its control.
And there you go. Congratulations on successfully mounting your neon sign using screws. Enjoy your new LED neon sign.
4) PLACE NEON LED SIGNS ON TABLE BY A STAND
Materials that you need
- Neon light
- Card slot
In this method, drilling is not required. It is also easy to move the neon sign around.
STEP 1: FASTEN THE CARD SLOT TO THE BRACKET
First of all, put the bracket on a flat surface. After that, hold the card slot. After that, fasten it to the bracket until it fits comfortably and firmly.
STEP 2: FASTEN THE NEON LIGHT TO THE BRACKET AND THE CARD SLOT
Make sure it is fastened perfectly and that it is stable.
STEP 3: TEST THE SIGN
If you have succeeded in the first two steps, you can move it around quickly and frequently. Test your neon LED sign for movement.
If you can move it several times with ease, then your previous steps were well followed.
STEP 4: ADJUST THE NEON SIGN AND USE IT ANYWHERE
Your neon sign does not need to be hung using any screws or nails. Just put it on the flat surface of your choice and find something else to do. Why? That's because your work is done.
That's how professionals mount their neon LED signs. So, you just became the next professional. Thus, anytime you intend to hang another neon LED sign, remember to consider the three main things.
Alternatively, you can place it on the table by a stand. Whichever method you use, the neon light will make your space beautiful and more attractive.