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Hanging Pictures in Stone Barn Conversion

Postby coastline » Sat Mar 14, 2009 6:32 pm

Yes I am a DIY virgin!

Just moved into a Barn Conversion. Wife has given me a load of pictures to hang and I have no idea how.

Ok did the usual and bought picture hooks from Homebase but as I thought the walls have a thin cover of plaster over stone (not sure what sort of stone it is - north wales barn)

I could get lucky and find mortar but it hasn't happened so far!

Hardwall hooks (yes I looked them up) wouldn't seem to be the answer either.

Also tried to put up a coat rail - thought I was doing well with drilling the first hole but the second hit stone. Only have a cordless 24v hammer drill which wasn't up to it. What do I need to use make a dent in this stuff?

Wife is giving me that "What kind of a man can't hang a picture look" so any ideas would be gratefully received.

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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:22 pm

For lighter items you could rely on fixing into the plasterboard alone.
Where you need to fix into the stone walls which are probably granite, I would recommend you hire yourself a hilti drill.
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