Wall Surface Suitable for Easily Hanging Pictures


Postby Loraine2 » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:10 pm

I want to line the wall of a room with some material that will enable me to hang multiple pictures easily. The walls are very hard so I need something that nails will go into easily - masonry nails just knock chunks out or won’t go in at all. It has to have a smooth surface that can be painted and look like part of the wall. Soft board, for example, will have too rough a finish. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Postby welsh brickie » Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:33 pm

you could use 12mm mdf board, that can be painted
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Postby Loraine2 » Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:38 am

Thanks for the advice, I had thought MDF would be very hard however and difficult to put picture hanging nails in. Is that not the case?

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Postby NathalieMartin » Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:47 am

I've witnessed my husband break a few nails on a couple of DIY projects using MDF.

Have you had a look at those really strong, sticky strips that you attach the back of the picture? They're really subtle but I guess it depends, how heavy is your frame?
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Postby Loraine2 » Sat Aug 20, 2016 9:06 am

Thanks, that's exactly what I'm looking at now.
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