Now that you have unpacked your flag, it’s time to hang it up! Your flag came with a 2-part mounting French cleat system. One part is the cleat that is attached to the back of your flag with glue & screws, so thats not going anywhere. The second part is the base cleat, and it’s taped to the frame during the packaging process. That is the most important part, so go ahead and remove it. once you have your spot picked out, it’s time to break out the measuring tape. Start by measuring from the bottom of the angled portion of the cleat, to the top of the flag. On a Medium flag, this is typically 3 inches. Also, add 3/4 inch for the base of the cleat, and your medium flag will sit 3 3/4 inches higher than the bottom of the cleat once you mount it on the wall.
Now that we have gotten this far, we need to attach the cleat to the wall. Personally, I don’t use Drywall anchors, as the 2” drywall screws work quite well at holding the cleat base to the wall securely (Even with the larger flags), but if you prefer, you can use these Drywall Anchors with screws available at your local hardware store. Regarding size, the screws need to be 2-3 inches long. Once again, I don’t use them, but some people prefer the extra security. Once the cleat is attached to the wall, just drop the flag right on top of the cleat. It locks into place, but it also gives you a little room to slide it side to side for the perfect alignment.
If you purchased a Large, or Extra-Large flag, you will notice that there is a second cleat near the bottom of the frame, along with a second removable cleat that gets mounted to the wall. For these heavier flags, measure from the bottom of one cleat to the next (Large is typically 18”) and that is the spacing that you need to provide between the cleats mounted on the wall. Once you have both cleats on the wall, once again, just drop the flag right on top of them, and it will not move until you decide to move it. Once its installed, send me a photo. I’d love to see them installed!