Asked on May 18, 2018

How to hang something heavy on a stucco porch wall

by Dav27535163
  4 answers
  • Jcraw Jcraw on May 18, 2018

    i know you’ll want to do more specific research on Google, but i know you’ll need a very specific masonry drill bit and likely molly bolts. Put tape on stucco to reduce splintering. I’d start with a small hole, then graduate to necessary size.

  • Nicki Petruzzella Kerns Nicki Petruzzella Kerns on May 18, 2018

    Yes, hang it from a stud and make sure you use a wall anchor. Pung61 called those butterfly anchors; in my area they're sometimes called molly bolts.

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on May 18, 2018

    You need to find the stud or a solid wall behind and then drill a hole for a heavy hook or screw.

  • Bijous Bijous on May 18, 2018

    Stucco can be tricky. Hit it wrong and you can really take a chunk out of it. If your house is block and stucco, use a masonry bit and hangers designed for masonry. If it's a stick and stucco, use a stud finder and then use wood anchors. You may hit the wire mesh. If so, use a metal drill bit to get through that to your stud. Good luck.

    • Dav27535163 Dav27535163 on May 18, 2018

      Thank you. My intent is to hang wooden shutters. They are pretty heavy. The stucco is over cement blocks. Home constructed about 7 years ago. Again, Thank you