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How to Hang Artwork on Concrete or Brick Walls

How to Hang Artwork on a Hard Wall


If you're dealing with a sparse brick or concrete surface in your home, chances are you'd like to hang something to liven it up. And having hard walls should not hold you back from decorating as you choose! Whether you're a city dweller in an urban apartment or you're moving into an older dorm at college, take these tips and get to work on those washed-out walls.

  1. Hard-wall hangers are amazing. They are easy to install and remove, but the only downside is they only hold so much weight (about 15 lbs.) But using several of them can disperse the total weight of the object, and make the process painless.
  2. For heavy objects, use concrete screws. It does leave a noticeable hole when removed, but it securely attaches the object without worry. Of course, you'll need a power drill. But the good news is concrete screws are easy to come by. You can find them at any hardware store, and they are easily recognized by their blue hue.
  3. Don't be afraid to pull out the big guns. Renting a hammer drill may be the way to go if you're going to be drilling a lot of holes or the wall is super dense. These drills are not only significantly more powerful, their vibration action makes drilling through concrete way easier.
  4. Consider hanging artwork without using a frame. If you're into trying out a new look, consider hanging unframed art. It will probably eliminate the drilling process, and make decorating your dense walls stress free. Velcro tabs can also do the trick here!

Any ideas or tricks of the trade when trying to hang art on a harder surface? Please share below!

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