I am trying to affix a bookshelf to a real plaster wall. The toggle screws will not stay in. The plaster crumbles. At one point, I hit some kind of wood, which also crumbled. My neighbor suggested nailing the whole kit and …Drilling into old-house walls
How to Drill in Plaster Walls. Equip a power drill with a carbide drill bit. A regular drill bit will dull when drilling through plaster or break if a masonry wall is behind the plaster. Place a piece of masking tape over the area you are drilling. Set the drill to its lowest speed setting. Hold the drill straight and …
Plaster walls have a tendency to crack and crumble if you attempt to hammer a nail directly into the wall. Adhesive picture hooks are the best way to prevent damage when hanging a picture, but pre-drilling the hole will usually prevent cracks …
Hello, I am trying to figure out what I need to hang a curtain rod over my window (about 74 inches long). I am planning on having heavy curtains hung on the rod. I am concerned about drilling into the plaster as I dont want it to …
Use these great tips for learning how to hang things on plaster walls because their not the same as drywall. … aren't my favorite because they require you to drill larger holes into plaster, but it is a reality of life in an old home.
Hanging items on plaster almost always involves drilling a hole first, since nails may not penetrate the thick surface and they tend to leave cracks if they do make it through the plaster. Drilling a hole in plaster safely …
I have been afraid of drilling at my new home which has old plaster/lath walls, and the main reason is that I don't trust this drill and … I will also need to drill into wood (and other materials) at times, do I just need different bits?
Drilling into old plaster wall with metal everywhere. As background, here's a high-precision schematic of some walls-from hell. My bathroom shares its 3 walls with my kitchen, the outside world, and my living room: Kitchen | |—-~10'—–|