Do you want to hang your pictures on the wall, but then you remember that it is made of beams and plaster; and you are afraid of cracking or holes in it? So, today is your lucky day; as we will give you some tips on how to hang your favorite pictures, photos or images without splintering or shredding it. We will not resort to the old way, that of taking a hammer and hitting a nail, but we will apply some much better but simple methods to do it.
Here are some things you can do to hang your favorite pictures or paintings on the plaster wall of your kitchen. Just remember that you must always take special care. All things have to be done with the right techniques so do not rush and always remember: patience is a virtue, and good luck!
For large tables, the use of anchors or supports is most advisable; because they help extend the surface of the wall at the time of insertion of the screw. Using electric drills to drill the holes prevents the chipping of the wall. Also need to know that hanging the pictures on plaster walls is not an easy task; however, there are some tips that you can apply when doing so.
Start by taking into account the following recommendations:
- You should always drill a hole to guide you. These guide holes help you get to the hole you will make in the plaster wall. It does not matter if it is not very deep; you only have to cross the first layer of plaster in this one.
- Never use screws only on drywall.
- Never pull off the bar. It’s the worst thing you can do, because you could bring with you some of the plaster layer on the wall. Focus on the wall columns instead of the surface wood; which is basically the one that holds the plaster in place.
- To find the column inside the plaster wall, it strikes with the knuckles. You can easily hear where the hollow of the wall is. But you can use a column finder for this task.
Also, you can follow the next advices. They are all very useful too.
Heat the nail
One method known for several years to hang things on the wall is to heat the nail you are going to use. After heating it, you nail it to the wall. This will help to make it easier to penetrate the wall surface without cracking more than it should.
One small trick you can use is to use tape. Placing a small piece in the wall helps to make the surface layer of plaster do not crack so easily; it basically helps to hold it in place. Before placing the tape, go first where you will insert the nail, and after that; place the tape at the chosen point.
Find a good support
The next thing you need to do is find what kind of frame support you should use. Read the following carefully:
If you are going to hang a small box, use one of those little hooks (the ones that are adhesive on the back); in addition to the nails you chose to do the job.
The only problem with this type of hook is that it has a high probability of damaging the wall; but of course you should be extremely careful when nailing it. We also recommend doing it at a 45 degree angle for you to get a better result.
How to hang pictures on your concrete or brick walls
It is unpleasant to note that when you hang a picture on a hard wall such as concrete or brick, this will eventually loosen; and we run the risk of our decoration falling. So other support methods for this type of wall are needed.
Concrete walls require powerful tools to drill enough and hold the hook that supports the frame. This will depend on the hardness of the wall to be drilled; and a hammer drill and concrete drill must be used.
This type of drill has the property of vibrating providing a slight but constant blow of the rotor against the cement; as would a hammer which is fragmenting the cement to allow the drill to enter.
What do you need to drill a concrete wall?
They are much harder than a plaster-coated wall. Be sure to use a special high-performance drill. There are long or short depending on the thickness of the wall and allow a better evacuation of the drilled material.
Also, you will need use ram plugs or dowels. Small tubes of plastics or wood where you will introduce the screw that will support the weight of the frame or support must have the same diameter of the hole to be drilled.
In addition, the bricks are hollow, so it is possible that the ram plug enters more and is lost between the empty spaces that is. Use a special mixture of plastic cement to fill the hole at the time of introducing the billet, to give it more resistance.
Also, if the frames are small and light weight, it will suffice with the screw, if it is a bigger and heavier frame; it is advisable to resort to additional supports.
Do it yourself: Hanging up your pictures
The best way to make your home, apartment or even a small space look good is by decorating it. Certainly the furniture gives it a pleasant atmosphere, but the pictures or photos you hang on the walls will also do their part.
If you want to hang your pictures or basically anything (such as bookshelves and ornaments) on the walls, do not even think that just taking the hammer and a nail will suffice. It would be a big mistake on your part.
If you insist on using those materials you will probably create cracks or holes with larger diameters than the nail itself. Coated walls usually have a coating of plastic lime and pairs plaster in their lining. This type blending can coat durable walls, but it cracks and cracks easily.
Now it’s easier
Before, the houses were built with moldings of wood known as beams for paintings. Placing hooks in different parts of the beams was something very normal. The pictures or the small decorative pieces were hung from the hooks, so it was not necessary to make more holes in the plaster walls.
These days, it will be easy to find out what other types of hooks are available to you in the market, and it is much better than simply taking a hammer and a nail. One of several types that exist is made of very hard plastic materials; in addition to they come in different sizes.
Finally, a high strength adhesive
A high strength adhesive is placed in the contact zone, which becomes sticky once it is wetted. Let the adhesive settle for a couple of minutes and then place the plastic hook on the wall.
Firmly press the adhesive against the wall and let stand for a while. After this the hook will have enough strength to resist the weight of whatever you want to hang onto it.
Among other models of supports are those based on rails. They are of different lengths and are placed on the highest part of the wall, where they hang the threads and hooks that hold your pictures.
These strands can be made of different materials, and their choice will depend on the frame weight or frame you wish to hang. There are steel for heavier or nylon pieces for the smaller ones.
You can vary the length of the thread depending on the height. These rail brackets can cover the entire length of the wall, ideal if you are one of the people who like to change the position of your paintings regularly, simply slide the top hooks side to side.