If the pictures you are hanging are not too heavy or large, Hardwall Plastic Picture Hooks are a great solution for hard-surface walls.
The surface of the wall must be smooth, so that the back surface of the hook is in full contact with the wall. Maximum picture weight is 20 lbs. for the small hook.
Installation of Hardwall Plastic Hooks is quick and easy and requires only a hammer. Removed hooks leave just four small shallow holes in the wall.
The weight of the hung object must pull straight down on the hook (parallel to the wall).
Because the four self-contained pins on each Hardwall Plastic Picture Hook are driven straight (90°) into the wall, any outward pull on the hook will compromise its holding power and can cause failure.
Hardwall Plastic Hooks can be used on:
- concrete block
- thin plaster
The Plastic Hooks will not work on drywall, traditional lath & plaster, stucco, soft wood, ceramic tile, Formica, hard brick, hard natural stone.
- Place the back
side of a Hardwall Plastic Hook against the wall, using
your thumb and index finger to hold it in
- Try to keep the
hook firmly against the wall and as steady as possible
while you hammer in the pins. Watch your
- Hammer all of
the pins into the wall simultaneously.
- Hammer the pins
down firmly, but once they are all flush, stop.
Over-hammering "just to be sure" will loosen the hook's
- If you need to
remove a Hardwall Plastic Hook, slide a thin blade
between the wall and the back surface of the hook and pry
the hook off gently.
- Discard any
removed hooks; they should not be reused.