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How to Use Gorilla Glue on Bricks for House Numbers

Updated February 21, 2017

You can fasten your metal house numbers onto brick using Gorilla Glue. The glue is waterproof and temperature resistant and can be used on interior and exterior projects. It is an ideal adhesive for attaching house numbers on bricks because it can bond dissimilar surfaces together. Accent your brick pillars or posts with wrought iron, brass, stainless steel or aluminium house numbers and adhere them without the need for messy drilling and installation of masonry anchors.

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  1. Position the house numbers on the brick pillar or post where you would like them located. Trace around the outline with a pencil to transfer the location onto the brick.

  2. Lay the house numbers on a work surface with the back side facing up. Apply a bead of Gorilla Glue along the centre of the line of each house number.

  3. Apply a bead of Gorilla Glue along the centre of each house number outline on the brick pillar or post. Center each house number over the respective outlines and press the back side of each number in place against the pillar or post.

  4. Hold the scrap board over the numbers and slide a squeeze clamp over each end of the board. Fasten the opposite ends of the clamps over the back side of the pillar and squeeze the clamps tight.

  5. Release the clamps after approximately two hours and set the scrap board aside. Carefully chisel off any excess glue that may have seeped out around the house numbers with a small flat chisel so that no glue is visible.

  6. Tip

    Select house numbers in a metal finish that matches your exterior door hardware.

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Things You'll Need

  • Gorilla Glue
  • Scrap board, slightly larger than surface area of numbers
  • 2 squeeze clamps
  • Small flat chisel

About the Author

Jonah Morrissey has been writing for print and online publications since 2000. He began his career as a staff reporter/photographer for a weekly newspaper in upstate New York. Morrissey specializes in topics related to home-and-garden projects, green living and small business. He graduated from Saint Michael's College, earning a B.A. in political science with a minor in journalism and mass communications.

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