How should I go about hanging heavy objects on plaster walls?

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When hanging heavy objects on plaster walls you want to make sure the wall is both clean and dry.You will want to secure the heavy object with a molly bolt or toggle bolt. These bolts are designed to support the weight of bigger items such as large picture frames or shelves. Drill a hole into the wall where you will be placing the bolts. Be careful because plaster has a tendency to crumble and break apart when it is drilled or hammered into.
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How to Hang Heavy Objects on Plaster Walls
Simply hanging something heavy on a plaster wall can result in damage to the wall and the object if you don't tap into the supporting structure behind the plaster. Though there are several methods of locating studs, or supports behind the wall, the most... More »
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
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