Hanging things (such as outdoor string lights, holiday decor, or a house number sign) on stucco walls often results in frustration or, worse, damage to your home. While there are plenty of products on the market that claim they are right for the job—some even boasting an ability to hang on any surface—it can be hard to know what will actually do the trick. Before you resort to drilling holes in your beautiful stucco, consider alternative stucco mounting solutions.
What Is Stucco?
Codes and Regulations
If your neighborhood has an HOA or similar association, there may be regulations in place that restrict what can be displayed on your home. Before wasting time and money, first, consult with these authorities to get the go-ahead.
When to Hang Things on Stucco
It probably goes without saying that adhesives perform best on dry surfaces, so be sure to plan your project for a dry day. Additionally, most adhesives tend to form a better bond on warm surfaces. For this reason, it may be best to let the surface warm up in the sun and avoid installing adhesives on cooler days.
Source: The Spruce