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Re: Hanging picture on a wall

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OP, sorry to go off track, but I do hope you own the house and/or have checked in with your landlord first? I know of too many folks (myself included) who assumed it was ok to hang some pics, only to be told by the landlord at the end of the lease that the wall needed to be returned to "original state". In our case, because the apartment was new when we rented it, the landlord insisted on that wall being replastered (not patched) and repainted entirely...(and was trying to get us to repaint all the other walls to ensure the paint match was perfect throughout the room (but luckily our "push back" on that was successful).
Elmex is your friend in such situation. Works very well to finish covering up a hole.
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Old 14.06.2021, 13:23
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Re: Hanging picture on a wall

It also depends on the weight of what you want to hang. We don't have any heavy mirrors or photos with heavy frames, so we use those tiny tack-like nails and they barely leave a mark. They also don't require a drill, just a gentle tapping with a small hammer.
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It also depends on the weight of what you want to hang. We don't have any heavy mirrors or photos with heavy frames, so we use those tiny tack-like nails and they barely leave a mark. They also don't require a drill, just a gentle tapping with a small hammer.
Ever since one moderately expensive mirror did come down and shatter to smithereens (no, I wasn't the one who thought a big nail would be good enough), I tend to err on the side of caution and go for one size too big rather than too small.

Filler and wallpaint are cheaper and easier to replace than antiques and art.
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Re: Hanging picture on a wall

Our apartment was a new build when we moved in 3 years ago, but the one thing that really annoys me about it is the walls are finished off with stuff like Artex in a stipple effect. You cannot wipe it clean and last week a picture fell of the wall in out hallway, thankfully only the frame broke and the glass was still intact. Last year the same thing happened with a poster in my spare room.

We've both had skinned elbows off this stuff and when my sister came in 2019 she asked why a new build would have something on the walls that went out years ago (and her German friend said it's classed as very old fashioned there.

I've decided not to rehang anything in that part of the hall, but can somebody give me tips on filling the dink in and roughing it up so it matches in well?
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Old 14.06.2021, 18:44
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can somebody give me tips on filling the dink in and roughing it up so it matches in well?
In most specialized shops you can buy textured plaster mix, ready to be applied (in German it’s called Strukturspachtel). It’s usually available in 2 or 3 particulate sizes. Something like this: https://www.doitgarden.ch/de/p/67604...inkoernig-500g
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Re: Hanging picture on a wall

Haven't you guys discovered removable double-sided mounting tape yet? You can get it from any DIY store. No nails or screws needed. https://www.google.com/search?q=pict...w=1200&bih=729
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Old 14.06.2021, 19:13
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Re: Hanging picture on a wall

Doesn’t work for everything, Chuffy:

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Doesn’t work for everything, Chuffy:

They have specific weight allowances, some more than others. You have to buy the specific tape you need for the weight of the thing you want to fix.

I also used 3M Dual Lock on my home paintings https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/dual-loc...-fasteners-us/
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Old 14.06.2021, 19:31
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They have specific weight allowances, some more than others. You have to buy the specific tape you need for the weight of the thing you want to fix.

I also used 3M Dual Lock on my home paintings https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/dual-loc...-fasteners-us/
Love that tape, I used it in my music room to hang decorations. But on a wall it would leave a mark just as difficult to get rid of as a nail or an anchor. The textured plaster covers a hole in like a minute. It’s super easy.
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Re: Hanging picture on a wall

Yes, we own the house, already went through the challenges of restoring our last place which we were renting. Thanks.
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Re: Hanging picture on a wall

Not so Fast! I was using the 3M adhesive strips with the Velcro. Had a picture up for 3 years, fell of the wall on Sunday, shattered the glass. Awesome

Though I even have my coat rack and shelf held up with the 3M tape. I’m thinking the sudden change in temp, from hot to cold on Sunday possibly made it loose it’s grip. But alas, now I have a broken frame and a big scratch on a photo print.

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Before anyone recommends dynamite... how heavy is the picture? I fixed several with “poster straps” glued to the wall and made good experience removing them without a trace...
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Old 24.06.2021, 15:07
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Re: Hanging picture on a wall

Plus 1 for the "Hilti Handschlaggerät":
https://www.hilti.ch/c/CLS_DIRECT_FA...S2_POWER/r3710

I'll probably pick up a neat set (I currently only have the handpiece) next time I'm in Adliswil.
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