Mounting House Numbers on Brick

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How Do You Mount House Numbers on Brick?

The good news is, it can be easier than you think.

When you’re mounting house numbers on brick, you have two main options:

  1. Drilling into the brick or mortar with a masonry drill bit to secure masonry anchors. This requires some experience and patience. If you’re hesitant to do it yourself, call a professional.
  2. Using a construction adhesive like Gorilla Glue requires no drilling and just a little bit of water and tape.

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Our recommendation for house number plates:

Mount your house numbers on brick using construction adhesive following these steps:

  1. Clean the back of the number plate and the mounting surface (the brick) of loose debris.
  2. Dampen the brick in the mounting area. This helps the adhesive bind and cure.
  3. Apply adhesive (following instructions on the packaging) to the back of the house numbers.
  4. Firmly press the number plate onto the brick.
  5. Secure temporarily with tape or clamps for at least the first two hours. The adhesive will fully cure within 24 hours.
  6. Enjoy your new house numbers!

How much does it cost?

The construction adhesive we use costs less than $20 at the hardware store.

With each number plate we ship, we include a Gorilla Glue Original mini tube free of charge.

From the Gorilla Glue packaging:

  • “Bonds: Wood, Stone, Metal, Ceramic, Foam, Glass & More!”
  • “Incredibly strong for the toughest jobs.”
  • “Expands 3x into the materials.”
  • “100% Waterproof – Indoor & Outdoor.”

Problems with mounting house numbers?

If you’re going the hardware route, you run the risk of damaging the bricks and mortar of your siding.

If you’re using adhesive, you should be careful of direct contact with skin and eyes. It can be an uncomfortable irritant.

Securing the numbers for long enough to let the adhesive cure can be tricky. Duct tape is a good option in this case and if you’ve purchased steel numbers, the sticky tape residue is easy to clean once the glue has cured.

If the numbers are vinyl, it won’t be as easy to clean them.

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