How to Mount Flag Pole Brackets to Stucco

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Things You'll Need

  • 150-grit sandpaper

  • Drill

  • Screwdriver


If you are using your bracketing to fly a United States flag at nighttime, make sure it is near a light source. The United States Flag Code is a federal law and prohibits flying a flag at night without illumination.

Stucco provides an interesting exterior aesthetic. The textured surface is very durable for a lasting finish, but the rough surface makes it tough to attach decorations to stucco. To add patriotic flare to your yard, you'll find it's hard to screw brackets directly into stucco. However, with the right tools, virtually anybody can install flag pole brackets in just a few minutes.


Step 1

Sand the area where you want to install the bracket with 150-grit sandpaper until the textured surface is smooth enough for the bracket to fit flush against the wall.

Step 2

Hold the flag pole bracket up to the stucco surface, positioning at the preferred height and location for mounting.

Step 3

Mark the bracket's screw holes onto the stucco wall using a pencil.

Step 4

Drill pilot holes into the stucco wall. For a good pilot hole, the drill bit should be about 50 percent to 70 percent of the diameter of your screws.

Step 5

Hold the bracket in place and screw it into the walls, using the pilot holes as a guide. Once the screws are in place, the bracketing is ready to use.


Richard Kalinowski

Richard Kalinowski began writing professionally in 2006. He also works as a website programmer and graphic designer for several clients. Kalinowski holds a Master of Fine Arts from Goddard College and a Bachelor of Science in education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.