How To Hang Things on a Cement Wall

If you don’t have the right hardware, decorating your cement walls can be difficult.There are some great options that are easy to find.Hardwall hangers for objects weighing up to 25 pounds (11 kilograms) and masonry anchors for heavier decorations are included.

Step 1: There are hooks for objects up to 8 pounds.

You don’t have to put a hole in the wall with these hooks because they have backings that stick to walls.Pick a hook that will support the object if you weigh it first.The hooks should say how many pounds they hold.The hooks that hold the most weight are rated for only 1 pound of weight.If your item has a wire or two hooks on the back, use 2 hooks.

Step 2: Rub alcohol on the wall to get a better hold.

To clean the area of debris, use a rag or paper towel and some rubbing alcohol.This will make sure that the glue sticks to the wall.Warm soapy water can be used to clean the wall if you don’t have rubbing alcohol.Rub the spot dry.

Step 3: There is a small pencil mark where you want the center of your hook to be.

The length of the slack should be considered if the item has a wire hanger on the back.Pull the wire tight toward the top of the object to test it.To see where the wire catches, you have to measure from the bottom of the object.Measure the distance between the two hangers to make marks on the wall if you are using 2 hooks.Measure the width of the object you want to hang and divide that number by 3.You should be able to see your marks on the wall.

Step 4: Attach the liner to the back of the hook.

The liner should be removed from one side of the strip if it is not already on the hook.Pull it up to the back of the hook.There are some hooks that are already affixed to the back.If that is the case with the hook you have, skip this step and move on to the next.

Step 5: The hook should be pressed to the wall for 30 seconds.

Remove the paper lining on the back of the hook, line it up straight, and press it onto the wall.Hold for 30 seconds.

Step 6: Allow 30 minutes for the glue to dry.

Hang your items from the hook after the glue has dried.If your item pulls the hook off the wall even after you have waited, make sure you use a hook that is appropriate for the weight of the item.

Step 7: There are hardwall hangers that can be used for items that weigh up to 25 pounds.

Cement and brick walls have hardwall hangers made for them.The base of the hook will be anchored to the wall with four sturdy pins.You will need a hammer.If you want extra support and hang one object with hanging hardware, use 2 hardwall hangers.

Step 8: You should mark the spot on the wall where you want the hanger to be placed.

If the item you are hanging has a wire-hanger in the back, be sure to consider where you want it to hang.Pull the wire tight toward the top of the object to test it.To see where the wire catches, you have to measure from the bottom of the object.Measure the distance between the two hooks on the back of your object or the width of the object you are hanging and divide that number by 3.One of the methods will tell you how far apart you are.

Step 9: The pins have holes in them.

Make a mark in the middle of the base.To tap the pins with the hammer, hold the hanger still with one hand.The hook should be in the correct position if you let go of the hanger.The pins should be flushed to the hook.If you want to avoid getting your fingers bruised, keep your initial taps light.If you feel that the pin has taken hold of the wall, you can use the hammer to finish it.

Step 10: Attach your item to the hook with wire or hanging hardware.

Make sure it’s hung straight.Don’t make any changes and enjoy.

Step 11: You can hang objects over 25 pounds with masonry anchors.

The screws that you insert into them are plastic.You will need a drill and a masonry bit.You can buy masonry kits that include anchors, screws, and the correct size masonry bit.To hang one item, use two masonry anchors.

Step 12: If you want the best results, use a hammer drill.

There is a chance that you will create a hole much larger than you want if you use a standard electric drill with a masonry bit.If you can, rent or borrow a hammer drill.You can rent a hammer drill from your local hardware store, Home Depot, or a tool rental shop.You can make arrangements by calling ahead.

Step 13: To accommodate the anchor, drill a hole.

Make sure to mark the spot for your anchor.The bit should be on the spot you chose.Make sure your grasp is firm and check to see that the bit, drill shaft, and arm are parallel to the floor.Press firmly into the wall as you drill.When drilling into cement walls, use a slower speed.

Step 14: Take the anchor out of the hole and put it in the wall.

The fit should be snug but not too tight.Re-drill if you find that the hole is too small.

Step 15: The anchor has a screw in it.

To tighten the drill, use a screwdriver or a screw bit.There is space for the wire or hanging hardware if you stop before the screw is flushed.Hang it and adjust it until it is straight.