Small Metal Letters Hobby Lobby Jam nut mounting uses regular nuts to screw on to stud mounted letters to offset an uneven mounting surface. stud mounted letters have threaded metal prongs on the back of the letter for blemish free mounting. We offer stud mounting options on almost all of our sign letters. You will need the following items to install your letters. Your letters prepared to receive studs, studs, nuts, a paper template, some painters tape, a level, a center punch or nail, a power drill with bit slightly larger than the studs, and some construction grade adhesive.
Setting the studs in the back of the letter will depend on the material of the lettering. Wood and foam letters require the studs be set with adhesive. Metal letters will have drilled and tapped holes the studs can screw in to. Screw the nuts on to the studs estimating where you want them offset from the mounting surface. Use a level to put your mounting template straight on the surface and tape in place. This is a great time to stand back and double check the spelling, spacing and alignment of the sign before drilling any holes. Use a center punch or nail to mark the stud placement on the surface. Take down the mounting template.
It is a good idea to keep the mounting template in case the lettering needs to be reinstalled somewhere else at a later date. Find the marks on the mounting surface and drill all the holes. Position the lettering in the holes without any adhesive and adjust the nuts against the uneven surface so your letters project at the same distance. Stand back and look at your sign to make sure the letters look straight and properly spaced. Adjust the holes and nuts as needed and stand back once more. Take the letters down and clean the surface. Coat both the ends of the studs and the holes with adhesive and slide the studs in to the holes. Tape the letter in place until the adhesive is set.
Congratulations, you know have a great looking sign and saved a little money by installing it yourself.