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Nails for HWR-2332 Brass-Plated
Extra Nails for HWR-2332 Brass-Plated Hooks
Our brass-plated picture hooks are suitable for use on drywall or wood walls, but are particularly useful if you have real plaster walls. The special tempered steel needlepoint nails provided with each hook will penetrate older plaster walls with less danger of cracking the plaster.
The two heavier brass-plated hook sizes (HWR-2332-75 and HWR-2332-50) have multiple nails per hook which provide additional holding power. Nails are the same for all hook sizes: 1" long tempered steel needlepoint with a knurled brass head.
The brass finish and elegant design of these hooks makes them a better choice than the more utilitarian-looking Nickel-Plated Hook for certain decorative applications where the hook will be visible after hanging. Also, the nails used with brass-plated picture hooks are thinner (smaller diameter) than nickel-plated picture hook nails, so nail holes made in the wall will be smaller.
For hanging very heavy pictures that require a heavier duty hook, see this page for more information.
Brass-plated picture hooks are traditionally classified according to the maximum picture weight they will theoretically support under ideal test conditions. You should not hang a 30 lb. picture on a 30 lb. hook.
Select a brass-plated hook size that has a picture weight rating 3-4 times the actual weight of the picture you are hanging.
When in doubt, use a heavier hook and/or hang the picture on two hooks.
Brass-plated hooks can be quickly removed from drywall or plaster walls and reused if not damaged. The knurled head needlepoint nails leave behind only a trace of a hole when they are removed. See the instructions directly below for the correct way to remove brass-plated hooks from a wall. You can purchase extra nails from us if you need replacements for lost or damaged nails.
When hanging framed pictures with brass-plated hooks, using two hooks for each picture is a very good practice. Two hooks will keep a framed picture straighter on the wall over time and will also supply additional security by distributing the weight of the picture on two hanging points instead of just one. When using two hooks to hang a picture space them apart on the wall at a distance roughly equal to one-third the width of the frame.
Do not attempt to use brass-plated hooks on concrete, brick, stone, cinderblock or similar walls. The brass-plated hook nails will not penetrate these materials and you run the risk of injuring yourself. Instead, use one of our Hardwall Hooks.
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