Hanging pictures is an excellent way of decorating and personalizing a space. In fact, pictures can make your space feel more welcoming. However, this might not be possible in a rented space because you’ll end up with huge holes in the wall.
Whether you’re renting from a stringent landlord or you would rather not damage the walls, there are many ways of showing off your pictures without reaching for nails and a hammer. Consider these alternatives if you wish to transform your apartment.
Command strips offer an easy substitute to hammers and nails for hanging a picture. Having them in your tools will certainly provide comfort and ease to hang your preferred pictures on the walls without damaging them. They come in various sizes and are very easy to use.
You simply need to peel off the sticker from the strip’s back and put it where you wish to hang the picture. The biggest strip can hold a picture as huge as 24×36 inches in size. Moreover, they’re easy to remove in the event that you wish to take down the picture.
If you have a painted concrete wall with a comparatively smooth finish, hanging pictures might be as simple as installing detachable adhesive hooks. Damage-free picture hangers are available in various sizes and styles.
You simply need to clean your wall with rubbing alcohol before peeling off the paper backing from the hook and pressing it in place for 30 seconds. Allow the adhesive to set for an hour before hanging your picture. Weight limits differ by product, with the strongest hooks supporting eight pounds maximum.
Also called wall mollies, the small tapered anchors function when you push them through the plaster after drilling an appropriate-sized hole. Once you have the screw in place, it will permit a mirror bracket or picture wire to hang on the screw head.
Any kind of plaster wall or drywall will support a wall anchor; they work well for hanging mirrors, pictures, and are easy to use.
Pogos are one of the most effective and elegant ways of hanging pictures without leaving any marks on your wall while enabling you to produce a personalized statement. In a DIY version, you simply need to create a grid with wood and lean it against your wall. Make sure you place a couch or anything that could prevent it from toppling over.
The modern solution is ideal for hanging objects through drywall or plaster. The hook’s thin back end will press through the plaster so the hook rests appropriately against your wall when turned. It will then become a stable hanging point for mirrors and pictures when locked into place.
They don’t require tools but the area behind the plaster should be hollow. In the event that you come across a stud when pushing the hook in, you’ll have to remove and reposition the hook.
The picture hooks are specifically for hard surfaces like brick walls and concrete block. The plastic hook joins to the wall with tiny metal nails that pound into your wall surface using a hammer. The hooks are capable of supporting up to 25 pounds and you can pry them from the wall when they’re no longer necessary.
Pictures are indispensable elements of home décor. Whether it’s your family photo or decorating art piece, hanging one or more pictures make your space more vibrant. However, drilling holes in the wall might not be permissible in a rental. Fortunately, there are alternatives that don’t require great technical know-how or expertise.
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