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Foam Tape Method


Foam tape is a fast way to install signage. However, like almost all adhesives, foam tape does contain plastic.

On surfaces that should not be punctured, such as glass, tile, and some doors, foam tape is a great option. If you are installing on glass and would like a sign backer to hide installation materials, please contact us via the form at the bottom of our Custom ADA Signs page.


  • Measuring tape and level
  • Low tack tape, such as painter’s tape (part of our installation kit)
  • Pencil
  • Optional: Silicone (eco-friendly caulking compound is also an installation kit component)

Test low tack tape on an inconspicuous part of your wall to be sure it doesn’t remove paint.

Download PDF of Installation Instructions for Foam Tape Method


Step 1

Position your sign on the wall. Confirm height and distance from door are ADA-compliant. Use a level to make sure your sign will be level and run a piece of tape along the wall where the bottom of the sign rests.

Step 2

Use a pencil to mark where the sign corners fall on the tape.

Step 3

Remove the sign’s foam tape backing and, if applying silicone, make a small circle on the sign back.

Step 4

Align sign bottom to the tape and the corner of sign to your mark, then press firmly against wall for 30 seconds.

Step 5

Admire your work (briefly…) then install your next sign!

How to install an ADA sign, foam tape method