What is the best way to hang pictures without damaging the plaster?

Heyy, putting up pics in a rental and I’ve accidentally chipped the plaster while hammering a nail in the wall and don’t want to cause anymore damage. Can someone inform me of the best way to hang pictures without damaging walls?

Asked by Jenny on 10th Apr 2020
Expert Trade Answers
"Hi, use raw plugs and screws, you will need a drill, and a correct size drill bit to match the raw plug.

All the best"
Answered on 14th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2016 - report
"I would definitely recommend twist nails they’re like screws but actually nails so as they go in they don’t actually damage the wall they will go through anything concrete, mortar, plaster, breeze blocks, metal. You name it there is nothing that these little babies won’t go through."
Answered on 14th Apr 2020 - Member since Oct 2018 - report
"You should drill the wall first and insert a wall plug is your best bet"
Answered on 12th May 2020 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
"Yes get hanging strips from any local supermarket they a basically a double sided Velcro strip u put 1 on pic both sides and wall very good idea really and when you remove pic you just peel the end off the wall leaving no marks, thanks"
Answered on 22nd Jul 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
"It depends on the type of wall.
If its a light picture a normal double picture hook would go in easy in partition wall without damaging the wall.
If item heavy i.e a mirror l would normally use rawplug.
Different types made for different walls you can buy some that are suitable for any wall.
Don't drill the hole too big it can be made bigger but not smaller
Hope this helps
Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
"You are probably best to visit your local diy store. There are many types of fixings that you can stick to the wall. Just check you purchase the right ones to take the weight."
Answered on 11th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2018 - report
"You can use double backed adhesive tape or drill a small hole for a rawplug which can be easily repaired and filled and then re painted."
Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
"100% use the correct rawl plug, drill bit for that rawl plug.
Little tip tape over the area that your drilling for a nice clean hole"
Answered on 10th Jun 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
"Hy there. Would personally not hammer nails into walls if solid brick best to use raw plugs and screws, and then once you leave the property just remove plug and and jin fill with filler and cover up with same colour paint"
Answered on 19th Jul 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
"You can get stick-on picture hooks from most hardware and diy shops. No need for nails."
Answered on 11th Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
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