Hanging Christmas lights on your home’s brick exterior can present some challenges. The good news is that some products and techniques will allow you to safely hang lights without damaging the brick. Learn more about your options and how you can enjoy a festive home without the hassle.
Hot Glue Gun
Perhaps the easiest way to temporarily add Christmas lights to your brick is with a hot glue gun. Before you begin, make sure you have enough lights to cover the target and an extension cord for the glue gun so that it can reach as far as you need it to. Once you are ready to install the lights, simply place a dab of hot glue on the base of the light and press it against the brick for 10 to 20 seconds. This will provide enough time for the glue to cool and harden.
When it is time to remove your Christmas lights, the hot glue easily peels off both the lights and the brick. If you do have any trouble spots, you can use rubbing alcohol to loosen stubborn glue.
In some cases, you may be able to use brick clips to hang lights. These metal clips fit over the face of the brick and provide hooks where you can hang lights. As long as the brick and mortar aren’t completely flush with one another, there will be a lip where a brick clip can be placed. Clips come in different sizes, so be sure to measure the height of your bricks for a secure fit.
Installing brick clips is easy. Start placing the top of the clip on the top of the brick. Next press down until the springs on the bottom of the clip snaps into place along the bottom of the brick. You can then hang your lights along the hooks for a secure solution. Removing the clips is just as easy and won’t cause any damage.
Outdoor Mounting Tape
Another option is to go with outdoor mounting tape, which comes in both permanent and temporary versions. It provides an effective way to hang lights on brick, but it isn’t always as easy to remove. You will have to use rubbing alcohol to get rid of all the adhesive. If your bricks are painted, you may have to touch up some spots where the paint has been damaged.
While there are DIY solutions for hanging Christmas lights on your brick home, the best option is to call in the professionals. At JT’s Landscaping, we provide professional lighting services that will save you time and stress while also protecting your home. Call today to learn more about our holiday lighting design, installation, maintenance, removal, and storage services.