COMMUNITY FORUM

DoubleD

08:31PM | 08/19/01
Member Since: 08/19/01
1 lifetime posts
Bvbrush
I have a 1960's Southern CA house with plaster, not drywall, walls. I'm not sure what the backing is but it is not the old wood lath. I have several large pictures and a couple large mirrors to hang. I'm concerned that the plaster may crack, also do the standard slant picture hangers work. Is there any way to make sure that the plaster does not come away from the wall if I latter want to move the picture and remove the picture hanger.

Jay J

05:06AM | 08/20/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi DoubleD,

IN short, if you have something to hang that's over 5 lbs, it's best to secure your hanger to a stud, or something. Otherwise, as you say, you're taking a chance that the picture will fall off the wall. I don't know how you can find a stud because I believe a traditional stud finder won't work. Stop by a picture store, pick out a picture you like (that's heavy) and ask how you'll secure it to a wall w/plaster. THEN, after they tell you how, tell them you're 'afraid' to buy right now and leave (BUT you'll have your answer.)

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: IF they say you need to find a stud, ask them how to do that ...

Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Oversize windows let the outside in, even in a cozy cottage bathroom like this one. A roller screen and wraparound shower ... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... Few projects are more fun than upcycling a vintage piece in a surprising way. Outfitted with a sink and a delicately tiled... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1