12.05.23
 

How to Install an Address Plaque on Stucco

When it comes to enhancing your home's curb appeal, a well-placed and stylish address plaque can make a significant difference. It is installed on various materials, stucco often being a popular choice. But how to install address plaque on stucco? 

If your home has a stucco siding, the process requires following specific guidelines. As a leading manufacturer of quality handcrafted and authentic address numbers, we are here to guide you through the process of achieving visually appealing results. 

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How to Install Address Plaque on Stucco 

Stucco is a sought-after home exterior as it has cosmetical appeal, is customizable, and is budget-friendly, delivering long-lasting durability. Mounting address plaques and signs on this type of siding require specific instructions. 

To attach your plaque to stucco siding, make sure to use appropriate tools and follow the manufacturer's instructions and follow our guide below for more details on how to attach address plaque on stucco.

Installing an Address Plaque on Stucco - Step-By-Step Guide

At Modern House Numbers, we understand the desire to blend style and functionality. We offer premium-quality plaques in different shapes, sizes, and finishes to help you add a modern and personalized touch to your outdoor space. Additionally, a visible address plaque will enhance curb appeal and help visitors, delivery people, and emergency responders find your house more quickly.

So, how do you attach an address to stucco? Read on to learn in detail how to effortlessly attach an address plaque on stucco. 

What tools do I need to install an address plaque on stucco?

Gather all the essential tools and materials before installing your address plaque on a stucco siding. Here is what you will need:

Included:

  • Plaque
  • Template
  • Studs
  • Spacers

Not Included:

  • Tape
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Drill
  • Level and pencil

NOTE: Masonry, concrete, and stone installations may require a hammer drill.

What tools do I need to install an address plaque on stucco?

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Can I drill into stucco to install an address plaque?

Given the hardness of the stucco, you might be wondering whether it is safe to drill into it to attach the home address. To answer your question, yes, it is possible to drill into this material safely.

However, you need the right drill bit and the proper drill. Generally, masonry types of bits are used for this type of siding. 

Step 1 - Prepare your tools for installing your address plaque in stucco

Gather supplies: plaque, template, studs, spacers, (not included: tape, epoxy, rubber mallet, drill, level). Masonry, concrete, and stone installations may require a hammer drill.

Step 2 - Set up your template

Tape template at desired location. Use a level to align template. Drill holes according to template. Use 11/64” drill bit or specialty 3/16” bit for masonry and rock. Carefully remove template.

Step 3 - Apply the epoxy for installing your address plaque in stucco

Apply a thin layer of epoxy to one end of the stud.

Step 4 - Install the stud hardware

Push studs into pre-drilled holes on the back of the plaque. Light tapping may be required. If so, place on a soft surface. Take care not to scratch the face of the plaque.

Step 5 - Install the spacers over the studs to install your address plaque in stucco 

Slide spacers over studs. Apply a thin layer of epoxy to the end of the exposed studs. 

Step 6 - Attach your address plaque to the stucco

Push plaque into holes. Light tapping with a rubber mallet may be required. Take care to not scratch the face of the plaque.

Note: Steel studs must be fully concealed to protect from the elements. 

Can I drill into stucco to install an address plaque?

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      Conclusion

      We explored how to install address plaque on stucco quickly and effectively. This process requires using the right tools and materials and paying attention to details to ensure a visually appealing and secure installation.

      Following the steps above, you can ensure a secure and well-aligned address plaque that enhances your home's curb appeal.

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      rick mclain, author

      Rick is a licensed architect at Repp McLain Design & Construction. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arizona and an MS from the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). When he’s not designing and fabricating he enjoys spending time with Brandy, Jack, Avery & Taylor and restoring his grandfather’s Ford pickup truck. Learn more about Rick on LinkedIn.

      You can learn more about Rick on the Repp McLain Website, on LinkedIn, at the AIA Website, or on Facebook.

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