I have just moved into my first house and am new to DIY so would be grateful of any advise that I receive. My problem is that I want to hammer some nails into a wall and have bought some steel one and a half inch ones ( because they were the cheapest and looked quite strong ) but each time I hammer them into the mortar between the bricks they go a little way in then bend under the force of the hammer. Have I got the wrong type of nails? or would I be better off using wall plugs and screws? The objects that I want to hang from the nails are only quite light so I thought plugs and screws would be a bit overkill. Thanks in advance. :?