In the following videos Karen demonstrates how to attach the corflute signs to a hardwood timber stake, cleaning and maintenance tips and how to remove graffiti from both metal and corflute garden signs.

1. Installation of corflute garden signs

How to attach a Corflute sign to timber garden stakes

You will need
  • Corflute sign
  • 2 x Screws, included with sign
  • 25mm x 25mm x 60-80cm length hardwood timber stake
  • 2.5mm drill bit
  • Number 2 Phillips bit, or screwdriver
  • Electric drill
  • Set square
  • Marker pen
  • Hammer / mallet

For this job you’ll need the screws, you’ll also need a small square or set square to help get the screws in the right position on the side, and a little marker to assist with marking where the drill holes are going to go.


Let’s take a look at the two different options you’ve got for where the sign goes. Now a lot of people have the sign slightly down from the top because they don’t feel as confident with their hammer skills when they’re tapping the stake into the ground. For neatness I like to go to the top of the stake but then you do have to be quite careful so it’s not to damage the top side of the corflute side.


Now we’re going to go ahead and mark where the screws are going to go. So we always measure to the middle of each sign because they vary ever so slightly in production, and then in the middle of the white section we mark with a dot,  where the screw is going to go through, and then we use a set square on the base to make sure that the two points are lined up.


Now let’s get on drilling the hole so you line up the pre-marked hole with the center of the stake, and then pop the drill in there and drill through the sign and into the timber.

Screw Sign onto Timber Stake

Now we’re going to get the sign onto the stake, so we start off the screw by hand because it’s a little bit more controllable and then line up the screw with the hole and using our driver. The last bit if you like you can do by hand, because it avoids the issue of potentially punching through the corflute which is very soft, and you can see it’s just starting to imprint it.

The sign and timber stake is now ready to tap delicately into the ground.

2. Cleaning and Maintenance of Garden Signs

The corflute sign can be kept in the best condition by wiping away dust every 6-12 months with a damp microfibre cloth

3. How to Remove Graffiti

In the event that a garden sign is graffitied, we recommend spraying the affected area with isopropyl alcohol and gently wiping over the affected area with a soft cloth to remove the excess ink. Isopropyl alcohol is also called rubbing alcohol and can be purchased from your local hardware store.

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