A few strategically placed mini spotlights may provide both functionality and aesthetic when they are draped down a wall or strung to create the appearance of a curtain. These hanging composite decking lights don’t require any pre-existing structures, so the project can be completed quickly, easily, and quite cheaply. Even though it can be a straightforward procedure, you should still take the time to plan, be ready, and understand a few of the finer elements of how to minispotlights over a composite decking.
It’s not too difficult to put outdoor mini spotlights on a composite decking, even if you’re a complete novice. You can effectively hang mini spotlights in under an hour with a little forward planning. Depending on the kind, amount, and brand of the materials, the price might vary. but as long as you don’t need to buy any equipment, the total cost of the project may exceed
- Stainless Steel Screws
- Cup Hooks
- Power Drill
- Builder’s Level
- Decorative outdoor lights
- Stain or Paint
Take a minute to evaluate the overall distance you must traverse in order to establish how many mini spotlights you will require. When figuring out how long the strings should be, keep aesthetic preferences in mind.
Plan the placement of your mini spotlights in advance to calculate how many stripboards and cup hooks you’ll require. Choose furring strips that complement or compliment your composite deckingwherever possible. If pre-matched strips are not available, you can paint or stain the strips.
How to Install mini spotlights On a composite decking
The method of hanging mini spotlights on a Komposittrall is normally not difficult. But if you don’t take each step in the right sequence, things might become worse:
Determine the required number of posts
Posts serve as the main site for your hanging hooks outside the composite decking railing. The quantity you want will depend on how many lights you intend to operate and in which direction. The simplest configuration just requires two poles. You may normally expect to require a new pole every 7 to 10 feet, depending on your lights and where they are located.
Matching the composite decking’s color, paint or stain the posts.
Preparation is key to learning how to place mini spotlights on a composite decking without any issues. You can skip this step if you were able to discover posts that already coordinate with the color and design of your composite decking. If not, you should paint or stain your posts before installing them. And then wait until they have completely dried before going on to the following step. Another alternative is to stain the posts after they have been set on your deck. But you must be careful to protect the rest of your composite decking from drips and runoff.
Paint or stain the posts to match the color of the deck.
To successfully install lights on a composite decking, preparation is essential. If you were able to find posts that match the style and color of your composite decking, you may skip this step. If not, paint or stain your posts before setting them up, and wait until they are fully dry before moving on to the next stage. Another option is to stain the posts after they have been installed on your composite decking, but you must take precautions to prevent drips and runoff from damaging the rest of your composite decking.
Each post’s top should have a hook attached.
Create a pilot hole in the top of your first post, making sure that it has a smaller diameter than the hook you plan to place. After drilling the pilot hole, physically turn the hook into place until it is securely seated in the post. The hook may now be manually turned into the post using pliers, or it can be automated using an electric drill and an eye bolt wrapped over the hook.
Attach the lights to each post.
Run your first mini spotlights down their designated path, starting closest to your power supply. If you don’t want to attach cup hooks to the underside of your railing and are hanging mini spotlights from your composite decking railing rather than utilizing posts, using staples can be a good substitute. If you elect to staple the mini spotlights in place, take great care to prevent the staples from severing or pinching the string lights’ activated wires.