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How to Attach Trellis to a Wall Without Drilling (Methods and Steps)

In this guide, I’ll help you understand how to mount a trellis on a wall without drilling.

Stucco is a common pick for siding in hot, desert climates due to its energy efficiency, low cost, availability of components, and fire resistance. Even so, as many stucco homeowners may admit, stucco is difficult to drill into. Familiarizing yourself with other alternatives (instead of drilling) will save you time, energy, and the cost you would need to cut holes to mount a trellis on a wall.

How to Add a Trellis to a Wall without Drilling

Step 1. Prepare the Trellis and the Wall. Assess your trellis before initiating the installation.

  • Trellises should not be positioned flush against a wall; rather, at least 2″ should be left in between the surface of the wall and the trellis to allow plants to flourish. If your trellis does not allow for 2″ of space for your plants, you will have to adjust it.
  • Scrub the space where the trellis will be hung extensively with a scrubbing brush and cleaning reagent to remove dirt and grime.

Step 2. Fill the bottle-like plate with silicon (supplied with the trellis kit) and press it onto the wall. Let the silicon stay overnight.

The spots should appear as below:

Step 3. Run the wire through the clips or bottle-like plates as shown below but on the stucco wall.

The final impression should be as shown below:


  • Read the adhesive’s manufacturer’s instructions to ensure proper use and precautionary measures.
  • Take note of the timer and any other instructions that will affect how the adhesive is applied. 

Extra assistance may be required to keep the trellis in place for the appropriate duration.

Add Trelis to Brick without Having to Drill

Method 1: Use Brick Wall Hooks

A brick wall hook is best to attach wood to brick without drilling. These hooks are intended for brick walls, even gently sloped ones. They are firm, detachable, and adhesive-free (hold up to 25 pounds).

They can be installed almost instantly without drilling holes.

Use a brick clamp if you need a heavier-duty hanging strength that can support up to 30 pounds.

They are strong clamps for indoor and outdoor use and can be painted any color you want.

Method 2: Use Brick Velcro

Another popular option is to use brick velcro, which is suitable for outside use.

It is also suitable for indoors to support up to 15 pounds securely. This would be up to you and whether you like the velcro adhesive.

Again, no drills, nails, or unnecessary glues and epoxies are required.

More Options for Walls

1. Use Nails

Nails are another option for attaching small, light wood products to brick. This will cause holes to form in the brick.

This method can assist you in temporarily installing wood onto the brick.

Step 1. To begin using this method, you must first mark the location and alignment of the wood on the brick wall.

Step 2. Then, drive the nails into the brick with a hammer.

2. Use Double-sided Adhesive Tape

Another option for small, lightweight wooden items is mounting tape on your brick wall.


  1. Look for mounting tape that is easy to removable and leaves no residue.
  2. Clean” the area where the tape will be applied and then allow it to dry.
  3. Mark the location of the wood attachment on the brick after it has dried.
  4. Then, get some heavy-duty double-sided tape and cut it to size.
  5. Fasten them to the wall with several pieces of tape. Stick them to the wall and test their strength.

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About Sam Orlovsky

AvatarCertifications: B.E.E.
Education: University Of Denver - Electric Engineering
Lives In: Denver Colorado

Electrical engineering is my passion, and I’ve been in the industry for over 20 years. This gives me a unique ability to give you expert home improvement and DIY recommendations. I’m not only an electrician, but I also like machinery and anything to do with carpentry. One of my career paths started as a general handyman, so I also have a lot of experience with home improvement I love to share.

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