They look so nice, we're hesitant to hang any pictures in case plaster (or whatever it is) cracks. Any thoughts?
IKWYM altho my over-riding need for art on the walls always triumphs!
I doubt you have real plaster walls or you'd know it. You do have a new build, don't you?
Drywall/plasterboard (Gyproc) won't crack altho you will have holes wherever you put a nail or tack. For lightweight things I use a clear headed tack which only leaves a small hole.
You might try the Command hooks which don't leave holes. http://www.command.com/wps/por...eas/Picture-Hanging/
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I have used what used to be called Hercules Hooks and I love them. They have a sharp point that make a tiny hole and they work for some heavy items.
If they're plaster walls, i put a piece of scotch tape on the wall before hammering the nail in. I also find that being able to hit the nail firmly is also helpful.
I too have used the Hercules Hooks. They worked well for me, you can also use Command Hooks.
I understand the hesitation to hang things on the new walls and the what-if you change your mind. LOL.
For small light weight items you can also use the metal (small head) straight pins. Are the walls textured with the knock-down finish or regular drywall finish?
For hanging heavy items (mirrors or large pictures) we use these wall anchors. Add a washer behind the screw head if the item has those "D" rings.
Have no fear, it is easy to learn how to spackle and repair those holes when we change our mind. You will soon be a pro.
Good luck and show us some pics when you can! Enjoy your new home!This message has been edited. Last edited by: Beau's Rose,
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