Personalizing your rental home can be just as artistic as it is satisfying. Still, as a renter, it is essential to accomplish such a task with as little damage to the home’s walls as you can. Security deposit refunds often depend, largely on returning the property in the same condition it was in when you moved in. This is the rationale of why knowing how to hang pictures to minimize damage can be very useful, especially if your Palm Bay rental home has plaster walls. In the event that you are getting ready to hang artwork, photographs, or another type of wall décor in your rental home, think about using one or more available options to minimize holes and keep your security deposit safe.
Depending on the age of your rental home, you could have either drywall or plaster walls. Even though they may look alike under a coat or two of paint, there are quite striking variations. Plaster walls are common in older homes because of the popularity of the technique in years past. But plaster cracks and crumbles easily, especially if you are trying to hammer in a nail. Drywall, on the other hand, is far more evident in more modern homes because it is less expensive and easier to install. Drywall can hold up against some careful hammering but may still break apart under rough treatment.
With so much that could go incorrect, meticulously examining the best ways to hang your wall décor is very helpful. For artwork or pictures weighing fewer than five pounds, consider taking advantage of an adhesive hook, tape, or even poster putty instead of nails. Adhesive hooks come in many different sizes and styles and work incredible on both plaster and drywall. Certain types of adhesive hooks are also removable, designed to pull free from the wall without leaving any damage behind. This is also typically accurate of poster putty. Usually, either product will help you enhance any way you’d like, with as many lightweight objects as you’d prefer, without generating a large number of holes or causing other damage.
Hanging heavier artwork and décor can be quite complex. While you can try using heavy-duty adhesive tape designed for heavy or industrial use, you may still need to make at least one hole in the wall to install a hanger capable of bearing the item’s weight. In both plaster and drywall walls, items between 5 and 10 pounds can be securely hung with a nail hammered in at an angle. For items over 10 pounds, however, it is highly advised to use a stud finder and a screw anchor to install a hook directly into a stud. Neither plaster nor drywall will support very heavy items except when they are screwed directly into a wooden stud.
Other ways to use heavy décor items include placing them on furniture instead of hanging them on the wall. For example, large framed artwork could be set atop of dresser or bookshelf, creating a damage-free decorative touch to any room. Console tables are another excellent choice for displaying photos and home décor.
Personalizing your space is a great way to feel at home in your rental. But performing so in a way that guarantees the return of your security deposit can seem like a challenge. Nevertheless, by knowing your options and getting creative with your walls, you can easily manage to do both.
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