Step 1: Decide on a strategy
Although you can likely hang your picture on just about any wall, consider the weight, size, and shape of the item you’re hanging as well as the material of your walls before you pick up a hammer. Can I drill into brick? What about tile? Will my plaster walls hold anything, and what the heck is a stud? We’ve got you covered with these common hanging myths.
Step 2: Gather your supplies
You know that you need a hammer, measuring tape, and pencil for hanging pictures on wall, but other supplies will come in handy. Before you get started, make sure you add these to your toolkit as well. For plaster or drywall, the weight of the item will determine exactly what you’ll need.
- For hanging light-weight pieces: