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Solutions for hanging pictures in old plaster walls?

Asked by figbash (7468points) April 28th, 2008

My apartment has old lath and plaster walls and I’ve got some heavier stuff I need to hang. Does anyone have any good products/tips/tricks that they’ve used? I’m so frustrated I’m about to just put epoxy up all over the place…

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peedub's avatar

Have you tried using heavy duty wall anchors?

Metal ones

peedub's avatar

For smaller items these should do the trick. First drill a hole less than, or equal to the size of the anchor. You want it to fit in the hole snugly. Insert the anchor far enough so that it’s flush with the wall. You now have a hole ready for screwing.

skfinkel's avatar

We used to put scotch tape on the spot of the nail. That helps prevent the plaster from being chipped out. For really big pictures, maybe you find the stud in the wall and put a nail in there.

boffin's avatar

The old tried and true “Molly” anchor bolt…..
Comes in many sizes and styles….
Ask you local Hardware dude for help…..

lercio's avatar

I’m not sure how widely available these are but I use a lot of Fischer Wet’N’Fix

they are great when your plastic plug just spins in the soft plaster.

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