How To Hang a Picture on Brick

Decorating one’s home is all about taking certain liberties with the areas of the house—in other words; it often has to do with making radical improvements of your own to personalize your home. This can include home-improvement projects like changing the floor tiles, or installing certain lights and even painting the walls. One of the easier ways to change the way a house looks and feels is by hanging some pictures around the walls. If there are no places you can hang them from, then you can always install something of your own to accommodate the picture or illustration (with the use of the ever-handy drill). The only thing you have to keep in mind when it comes to hanging pictures is the kind of wall you are going to be drilling. Normally, these walls are easy enough to punch a hole through and add a hook, which you can use to put up your decorations, but there are situations where even a veteran of home-projects can be unsure. One of these situations is when you wish to hang a picture on a brick wall.

Because of the texture and the way a brick wall looks, it seems that the conventional way is not going to cut it (or at the very least, a hammer and nail will not be able to do a good job). The truth is, it is just as simple—you only need some different tools to get the job done. So if you are interested in hanging a picture (or anything else) on a brick wall, then read on to the step-by-step process provided by this article below:

  • Gather the necessary tools to get the job done. This includes a power drill, a mortar drill bit, a hammer, and brick hooks with a special nail included. Unlike normal nails, the nails that come with brick hooks are especially unbendable. This will make it easier for you to set up the brick hook, and once you have everything ready, you can begin.
  • Drill the area you wish to hang your picture on, and apply the hooks. When drilling, it is always best not to drill on the brick itself, but instead on the mortar, which holds the bricks together. Once you have properly drilled a hole (remember not to drill too deeply and to use the mortar drill bit so that you do not make a mess), insert your brick hook and the special nail that comes along with it. Afterwards, it is just a matter of hammering the nail into place. Exercise caution and hammer the nail in until it holds the brick hook very firmly.
  • Repeat the process for the rest of the hooks if the picture requires more than one. Typically, a larger and heavier picture will need at least two hooks to keep it supported, so now it is simply a matter of repeating the process. Always keep in mind that it is better to drill through the mortar instead of the actual brick, as even with the mortar drill bit, it may still cause the brick to fragment.

Once you are done, you can now hang the picture of your choice. You can even hang other items—there are plenty of possibilities.


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