Apartment with Brick Walls: How to Hang Photos

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Apartment with Brick Walls: How to Hang Photos

Staff Writer · Jan 5, 2011

An apartment brick wall can be a beautiful accent wall or simply a regular wall that blends in with the rest of your home, depending on how you decorate and treat it. If you want the brick wall to simply blend in with the overall decor of your place, the best way to do that is to hang photos and paintings on the wall, so that you have it decorated and established as a compliment to your overall decor. The challenge then lies in figuring out how to hang photos on a brick wall, something most apartment dwellers who have a brick wall for the first time face.

Go the Traditional Route

You may strongly manner 2 to 3 inch nails into the brick wall, then allowing something to easily hang. However, when living in an apartment, you have to keep in mind that you may be charged for any damage to the brick wall, including nailed holes, as brick cannot be as easily repaired as puttying a white wall. You may need to opt for brick nails (designed specifically to work on brick), so that they won’t break.

Always ask the landlord (and get it in writing), before hammering nails directly into the brick or mortar. If pre-existing holes exist on the brick wall from previous tenants, make sure that’s noted in your lease as one of the previously damaged aspects of the apartment, but you may use those already-punched holes to hang your paintings, if you desire.

Brick Clips Are a Strong Solution

Try brick clips. A brick clip fastener is perfect for an unblemished, exposed brick wall. You may simply attach the brick clip to a single brick, then hang a photo or painting from that clip. Large frames may need more than one brick clip for stability. It’s one of the easiest products to use, as it eliminates the clutter and danger of concrete nails. It causes no harm to the mortar or bricks. It comes on and off at will, leaving no trace behind when you ultimately move, and each one can support 25 pounds or less.

Think Simply for Small Photos

If you are subletting, staying at a place for a short time or simply have lightweight things to hang, consider removable, double-sided heavy-duty glue dots or sticky dots. This will allow you to place an adhesive on the back of a frame, then place the frame against the brick wall, making sure that the are with the sticky dot is attaching to a thick area of the brick wall.

Hold it in place, according to the length of times of the directions of your chosen adhesive. When you remove your hands, the frame should stay attached to the exposed brick wall. When you go to remove it, it should leave no trace behind, leaving the brick wall in as good of shape as you found it.

The only drawback to this solution really is the fact that you can’t hang heavy frames or big photos with most types of removable putty, tape and glue solutions. It works perfectly for small pictures and photos, though.

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