How to Hang Picture Frames on Any Wall

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Hanging picture frames doesn’t have to be a daunting task! Discover expert tips for displaying photos, canvases, and more without damaging your walls. Whether you’re dealing with sheetrock, stone, brick, concrete, or plaster, this guide provides step-by-step instructions and recommends the right tools for each surface. From using command hooks for lightweight pieces to finding studs in your wall without a stud finder, we’ve got you covered.

Hang Picture Frames on Sheetrock

When hanging picture frames on sheetrock, especially for pieces weighing more than 10 pounds, additional support is essential. The key is to secure the frames to studs, the wooden supports behind your walls typically spaced 16 inches apart in vertical lines. To find studs without a stud finder, there are a few things you can try.

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If you have a razor, gently scrape the wall’s surface until you hit a stud. The resistance will be more noticeable over a stud. You can also try lightly knocking on the wall every inch or so and listening for the sound. A hollow sound indicates no stud, while a denser, less hollow sound suggests a stud. If that doesn’t work, use a magnet attached to a string and move it horizontally along the wall. When the magnet is attracted to a metal screw or nail in the stud, you’ve found it.

Hanging on Stone Surfaces

Hanging art on stone surfaces, whether above your fireplace or on a stone accent wall, might seem challenging, but fear not–it’s entirely achievable. Get a masonry drill bit, screws, wall anchors, and safety goggles. First, ensure the masonry drill bit you select fits your drill by opting for the same brand. It ensures compatibility. Before you begin, wear safety goggles to protect your eyes during the drilling process.

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To avoid the complexity of drilling into the stone itself, focus on the mortar. Use the masonry drill bit to drill into the mortar, following the recommended bit diameter for the wall anchor. After drilling, insert the wall anchor into the hole you made in the mortar. It is a crucial step for stability. Add a screw into the wall anchor, leaving enough exposed to hang your artwork securely.

Hanging on Brick or Concrete Walls

Brick and concrete walls, prevalent in older and modern homes, pose a unique challenge when hanging picture frames. Traditional methods like hammering nails or inserting screws won’t cut it. Recognizing the difficulty of penetrating brick or concrete, specialized anchors and screws are your secret weapons. These will provide a secure grip on the tough surface.

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For brick walls, try aieve brick wall clips or brick hook clips. For concrete walls, try concrete wall invisible hangers or three-piece cement pin hooks. By using these specialized tools, you can ensure a stable and secure hanging solution for your picture frames on brick or concrete walls. Elevate your décor without compromising on the integrity of your resilient walls.

Hanging Picture Frames on Plaster Walls

For homeowners with vintage properties built before 1950, the challenge of hanging picture frames on plaster walls requires a strategic approach. Plaster is delicate, and attempting to hammer a nail directly can lead to crumbling and create a mess. Interior designer Brad Smith, CEO of Omni Home Ideas, recommends a more careful method.

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Before drilling into plaster, place a piece of tape over the selected spot. This precautionary measure helps contain plaster dust, preventing it from spreading during the drilling process. By following this approach, you can successfully hang picture frames on plaster walls without compromising their integrity.

The Fable Reboot Project Has Welcomed a New Narrative Lead

Ever since the Fable reboot was announced during the Xbox Games Showcase in 2020, fans have been starving for information about the project. The latest news about the reboot that is being developed by Playground Games is that it now has a new narrative lead, and it will be none other than the former lead writer for the project – Anna Megill. She has now been promoted into the role, and this is nothing but good news, considering her previous projects.

Game Writer Anna Megill Is Now the Narrative Lead for the New Fable

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Megill has served as the narrative lead for Remedy’s game Control and will now be in the same position for Fable. She is a known game writer with previous experience in major titles like Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Guild Wars, Guild Wars 2, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider, Murdered: Soul Suspect, and Playboy: The Mansion. In addition, Megill has worked on the upcoming Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora with Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment studio.

Despite MMO Rumors, Fable Was Announced as an Open-world Action RPG

While the official Fable trailer arrived in 2020, there had been leaks and rumors about it since 2018. At first, fans learned that the new Fable was planned as a story and character-based open-world action RPG, just like its predecessors. Recently, rumors emerged that the game might actually have been planned as an MMO set in the world of Fable. Without confirming or denying anything, the official website just calls it a new beginning for the legendary franchise. It also promises that players will be able to explore a land of fantastical creatures and wondrous places.

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The studio developing Fable, Playground Games, is known for its Forza Horizon series, and the new Fable is also being made using the ForzaTech engine. Beyond that, fans know little about the game. According to the head of Xbox Phil Spencer, Playground is going to keep the game feeling light-hearted and British. Spencer also pointed out that it would be ready and out before The Elder Scrolls 6 arrives on the market.