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Hanging pictures on old plaster walls (very hard to hammer nails into)

  1. SRae profile image77
    SRaeposted 5 years ago

    Hanging pictures on old plaster walls (very hard to hammer nails into)

    We live in a pretty old house and the walls are very hard plaster. Many rooms do not have decor or pictures because it is so frustrating to get nails into them. Does anyone have a tip for hanging pictures on this type of wall? Thanks for sharing :  )

  2. Georgie Lowery profile image94
    Georgie Loweryposted 5 years ago

    You can get that sticky stuff, I think it's made by 3M. You just put the putty, for lack of a better word, on the wall and attach the hook to it. Geesh. Could I be any more vague?

    1. SRae profile image77
      SRaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for commenting! I will look for it.

    2. usaoilpaintingcom profile image59
      usaoilpaintingcomposted 5 years agoin reply to this


  3. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 5 years ago

    Instead of trying to hammer in nails etc. use screws and an electric drill.  We have old plaster too I understand the frustrations of hanging stuff up.  On some walls we have used the sticky stuff, but it doesn't work that great if you have any texture on your walls or if you live where it's humid. 

    They do make picture hanging kits specifically for plaster walls as well.

    1. SRae profile image77
      SRaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'll try using the drill trick and check out the kits. Thanks for commenting!

  4. ShootersCenter profile image72
    ShootersCenterposted 5 years ago

    Use a small masonary bit and drill a pilot hole first.

    1. SRae profile image77
      SRaeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks! Great tip : )

  5. Sharkye11 profile image93
    Sharkye11posted 5 years ago

    I have the old plaster too. We use a drill to make the holes, then use plastic wall anchors to hold the screws. This keeps the holes from wallowing out.