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Hanging Items On Plaster Walls

Question: I need to put some screws into a wallpaper covered plaster wall. Anything I should know before just doing it? Nothing weight bearing. Holding up some vertical boards with L brackets/corner braces.

Answer: You have to use anchors of some kind. If there is truly no weight you can use the plastic anchors that expand as you drive the screw into them. Drill a hole first, remember that plaster is basically concrete so use a carbide tipped drill bit. If there is some weight you should consider using the toggle style that grip from behind by expanding when a bolt is threaded into them.

Additional information on wall anchors.