How to Safely Hang Things in Drywall

2 Materials
5 Minutes

When you get a new shelf or photo that is heavy, it can be daunting to hang into your wall. What if it is too heavy? This tutorial will how you my favorite tool fr hanging med-heavy items into a drywall, safely and securely.

Mark your spot

Use a pencil or pen to mar where you are trying to place a screw.

Pilot Holes

Pilot holes are really important when you are hanging something with some weight. You want the hole to be big enough and no bigger for the screw to fit in snugly. The pilot hole will protect the integrity of the wall material surrounding where you'll anchor your frame, shelf, etc.

Drywall Screw

I love these drywall screws from Amazon. They allow you to feel confident that your item will not fall off the wall. Simply put your phillips head screw driver in this and screw it slowly into the pilot hole.

You are almost done.

Once the drywall screw is in the wall and flush with the wall, you can screw a regular screw right into this drywall screw. This kit will give you both screws you need. It will go in smoothly.

And you are done!

You can now hang your frame, decor, or shelf with confidence that your drywall screws will held any weight you put on them. I check to see how much weight a drywall screw holds. The ones I linked do 50 lb so if a shelf has 5 of them that's 50x5, for example, so I know it is more than good to hold what I could put on a shelf.

Suggested materials:

  • Drywall screws   (amazon)
  • Frame or shelf or decor   (misc)

Jenn Salsich
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