How Do You Hang a Dartboard on a Concrete Wall?

How Do You Hang a Dartboard on a Concrete Wall

Key Takeaways

  • You can use masonry screws, liquid nails, or command strips to hang a dartboard on a concrete wall.
  • Masonry screws should be paired with wall plugs for a more secure hold.
  • Liquid nails can be used instead of screwing into the wall.
  • Command strips are a removable and wall-friendly option for hanging a dartboard on a concrete wall.

Methods to Hang a Dartboard on a Concrete Wall

The idea of hanging a dartboard on a concrete wall can be daunting to some, whenever power tools are involved. One method does require the use of a hand drill.

However, luckily, there are several methods to securely mount a dartboard on a concrete wall.

These methods include:

  1. Using masonry screws for a traditional approach
  2. Utilizing liquid nails to bond the dartboard to the wall
  3. Using command strips for those who prefer a less invasive option

With these methods in mind, you can confidently hang a dartboard wherever you choose, without causing any damage to your concrete walls.

Screwing a Dartboard to a Concrete Wall

If you are happy drilling holes into your concrete wall, using masonry screws to hang the board is an excellent choice to secure the board with.

What You Will Need

  • Hand Drill or Rotary Hammer Drill
  • Pencil
  • Carpenters Level
  • Masonry Screws
  • Drill Bit
  • Wall Plugs (optional)

First things first, you should know your measurements.

If you want to hang a dartboard like the pros, it should sit 5ft 8ins from the center of the bullseye to the floor.

Knowing the measurement, you can mark the center point on the wall with your pencil as your starting point.

How to Mount a Dartboard to a Concrete Wall Using Masonry Screws

  1. Your dartboard will come with a bracket to hold your dartboard on the wall.
  2. Going off the center point you previously marked, position the bracket on the wall and mark out your mounting spots on the wall through the pre manufactured holes on the bracket.
  3. Using your carpenters level, make sure the markings are level.
  4. Now you can take your drill and, using the same size drill bit that matches the diameter of the screw, and drill the holes in the concrete wall.
  5. Place wall plugs into the holes and using a hammer lightly tap them flush to the wall
  6. A rotary hammer drill is better to drill in to concrete, however a normal drill will work.
  7. Position the bracket over the hole and drive the screws into their holes to secure the bracket to the wall.
  8. Now all that is left to do, is screw the dartboard to the bracket.

Using Wall Plugs

Technically speaking, you don’t have to use wall plugs.

However, wherever the option is to use them I always do and that includes hanging a board on a concrete wall.

  • They act to sturdy everything up, can hold more weight and provides reliable support.
  • Masonry screws and wall plugs are efficient for hanging heavy stuff, not just dartboards, which are relatively light at 10–12 pounds.
  • When tapping them into the wall, make sure not to go too hard and damage the wall in the process.

Using Command Strips to Mount a Dartboard

If you don’t like the idea of drilling holes into the wall, using command strips will be the best way to hang your dartboard.

It is a convenient way to mount a board without damaging walls or needing any other tools.

It is important to note that command strips have weight limitations, so make sure to check if they can hold your dartboard.

The largest command strip size can usually hold up to 16 pounds of weight, which will be enough to hold your 10-12 pound dartboard

Steps to Mount a Dartboard Using Command Strips

To mount a dartboard on a concrete wall using command strips, follow these steps:

  1. Clean the wall with rubbing alcohol and let it dry completely.
  2. Apply at least four command strips to the back of the dartboard, ensuring that they are evenly spaced and positioned vertically.
  3. Place the dartboard against the wall and press firmly to secure it in place.
  4. Hold the board for 30 seconds to ensure that it adheres properly to the wall.

Using Liquid Nails to Mount a Dartboard

Another option to secure a dartboard to the concrete wall, without a drill, is to use Liquid Nails.

This is a strong adhesive that pretty much works to bond anything together. Considering a dartboard’s weight, it will bond it to the wall with long-lasting ease. 

Mounting a Dartboard Using Liquid Nails

  1. Clean the installation area on the concrete wall with a damp cloth and let it dry completely.
  2. Apply the Liquid Nails to the back of the dartboard or mounting bracket, spreading it evenly using a putty knife or similar tool. Make sure anywhere the bracket touches the wall has plenty of the adhesive on it.
  3. Position the dartboard or bracket on the designated spot on the wall, making sure it’s level and aligned correctly.
  4. Apply pressure to the dartboard for a minute or two to ensure proper adhesion.
  5. Wait at least 24 hours before using the dartboard to allow time for complete drying and curing of the adhesive.
  6. Once cured, double-check that everything is securely in place before playing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Hang a Dartboard on a Concrete Wall? 

Yes, you can hang a dartboard on a concrete wall. However, special tools and fixtures are required to ensure a secure fit.

What Tools Do I Need to Hang a Dartboard on a Concrete Wall?

 You will need a drill, masonry drill bits, wall plugs or anchors suitable for concrete, a screwdriver, and a level.

Are There Specific Anchors Recommended for Concrete Walls? 

Yes, it’s advisable to use masonry anchors or concrete wall plugs. These are designed to grip securely in concrete and can support the weight of the dartboard.

How Do I Ensure the Dartboard Is at the Correct Height? 

The center of the bullseye should be 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm) from the floor. Use a measuring tape and a level to ensure accurate placement.

How Can I Protect My Concrete Wall from Missed Darts? 

Consider using a dartboard surround or backboard. This will not only protect the wall but also help in reducing the noise of missed darts.

Is It Necessary to Pre-Drill Holes in the Concrete Wall? 

Yes, pre-drilling holes with a masonry bit is essential. It ensures that the anchors fit securely and reduces the risk of cracking the concrete.

How Do I Ensure the Dartboard Is Level? 

After marking the desired height, use a level to ensure the dartboard bracket is straight. Once the board is hung, you can also check the level of the board itself.

Can I Hang an Electronic Dartboard on a Concrete Wall? 

Yes, just ensure that the wall can support the weight of the electronic board. Also, consider proximity to a power source if the board requires one.


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