If you've just placed an order for a custom made LED neon sign, we bet you can't wait to get your hands on your new piece of art!
Whether you're going to be hanging a neon sign on the wall of your restaurant, hotel, or bar, or you've bought a neon light to add a vintage charm to your home, you're about to discover the beauty of a warm neon glow!
If your neon sign is a free stand design, all you'll need to do is find a stable surface to place your neon sign and simply plug it in once it arrives on your doorstep.
But if you've bought a neon sign for the wall of your home or business, you'll need to know how to hang it professionally or risk damaging it.
So, before you pick up the power tools, make yourself a cup of coffee, and learn the simple steps to hanging a neon sign on the wall with our ultimate guide.
WAIT - Before you get started, have you thought about designing your own personalized custom neon sign?
Learn How To Hang a Neon Sign Professionally
The first step to hanging your neon sign on the wall is to check whether it has been fitted with an acrylic backing.
Usually, you'll have the choice of three acrylic backings when buying a custom made neon light.
1: An acrylic backboard or backing that will give your light a dark background and create a more vibrant glow.
2: An acrylic neon sign stand ideal for a tabletop neon light.
3: An encased clear acrylic box, to be placed on a stable surface or on a shelf.
Many LED neon signs come with a professional acrylic backing to give the sign a more dramatic effect, but if you want to hang it on the wall without the backing, you'll need to remove this before you do anything else.
Preferably, seek out a neon sign installer to help you to remove the backing without damaging the delicate neon tubing.
However, most LED neon wall signs look amazing on the wall with the acrylic backing attached.
The choice to stick with the acrylic backing or remove it is entirely up to you!
Next, it's time to find the best location for your new LED neon sign.
Find The Best Space For Hanging Your LED Neon Sign
Finding the best location for your new neon wall sign can be tricky, especially for a business.
Look out for a space that is clearly visible from a number of different angles, such as over a bar, in the lobby of a hotel, or above a restaurant entrance.
If you're going to hang your LED neon sign in your home, consider a room where you want to create a cozy, intimate vibe.
Neon lights look fantastic in game rooms, home gyms, walk-in wardrobes, and man caves.
Ensure the space you choose for your neon sign is within close proximity to a power supply so that you don't need to use an extension cord or have wires on display.
There is nothing worse than a spaghetti junction of cables in a business or home!
Consider The Height
Think of your sign as you would a painting, and make sure to hang it a couple of meters above the floor, but at least a meter lower than the ceiling.
Consider your own line of sight and go slightly higher than this for the best spot on the wall.
Top tip: LED neon signs will need to be dusted and cleaned regularly, so consider a spot that you will be able to reach and clean the light's surface.
Materials and Hardware Needed For Hanging A Neon Sign
Now, you've found the perfect place for your neon wall sign. It's time to collect the materials you'll need to hang it on the wall.
At Neon Mama, all of our neon displays come pre-drilled with the necessary holes and fixtures so that you can quickly fix and hang your LED sign to the wall.
Here are the essential things you'll need to put your LED neon light on the wall.
- Drill bit
- Drywall anchors (optional for additional support)
- Pencil or marker
Top tip: You could also use Duco cement for hanging neon signs on the wall.
This multi-purpose household cement can be used to bond together wood, leather, glass, ceramics, metal, and paper.
Instructions: How To Hang Your Neon Sign On The Wall
So, if you're ready to hang your neon sign on the wall, follow our simple step by step guide below:
Hold your LED neon sign up against the wall in the exact spot you'd like it to be, and use a pencil or marker to make a note of where the pre-drilled holes are.
Next, using a drill and a small drill bit, make the pilot holes using the guides you've just marked out.
At this point, if you're drilling into drywall, you can add the drywall anchors to make sure your neon sign will be securely held in place.
Then you can use a screwdriver to drill the screws into the holes.
Now you can easily position your new LED neon sign against the wall and use the hardware to secure it in place, tightening the screws if need be.
The last step to professionally hanging a neon sign on the wall is to plug it in and enjoy its vibrant warm glow.
In 5 easy steps, you can quickly and professionally hang your new neon sign on your home or business wall and start enjoying the beauty and warm glow of neon lights!
For more information, help, and advice about LED neon wall signs, feel free to get in touch with our friendly team today.