Drilling into stucco isn’t as scary as it seems! Not gonna lie, I was terrified. However, I was motivated by my garden hose that’s been stored on our pretty brick floor for close to nine years. Nottagood look.
My first attempt to hang a hose rack turned out pretty good if I do say so myself. Truth be told, my first spot turned out to be a lemon (more on that later). The beauty of stucco is it’s just that: stone. Just patch and repaint, baby!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- Hose Rack, spray painted black
- Hex Bolts, 5/16″
- Wall Anchors, 5/16″
- Washers + Spring Washers
- Impact Driver Drill
- Masonry Drill Bit, 3/16″
- Masonry Drill Bit, 5/16″
- Socket Wrench
- Painter’s Tape
- Stud Finder
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First, find a hose rack that meets your needs. Initially, I’d picked out a really cute hose holder featuring a wheel and crank.
Knowing the way we operate at the Brigham Craftsman, I soon realized this design would be underutilized and my garden hose would be where it started—on the floor. I sold that cutie and found a hose rack to hold a basic loop. It’s perfect.
Once you find the perfect design, gather the necessary hardware. I recommend using hex bolts with both washers and spring washers to ensure a lasting, snug fit.
Mark the hose rack placement with painter’s tape and a pencil. Head inside to see if you can spot a stud in the area. This may or may not work, but catching a stud is always a good thing.
If you know whatimsayin’. Haa-haaay now!
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Set the impact driver on the drill function. Make a pilot hole with a 3/16″ masonry drill bit. This extra step aids in breaking through stucco quicker and more efficiently before sizing up.
Next, swap to the 5/16″ masonry drill bit (wall anchor size) and drill through. Hammer the wall anchors in and you’re officially ready to hang your hose rack!
With a socket wrench, secure the 5/16″ hex bolts with the washer and spring washer into place. Wrap your garden hose ‘round and admire your handiwork.