Hanging Pictures on Your Brick Walls

Hooks and Anchors

In most places including houses and offices, brick walls are common ways to separate rooms. They are strong and nicely built. After they are aligned in the right place, they are painted or coated with paint to make them have a nice and refreshed look in the room. This might be as brick walls’ natural colors might now suit many and is very uncommon to have in a house. It could work in a studio, but most likely not in a house.

Pictures are great to have on the wall. Having pictures up there remind us of our loved ones or the things we love. It gives a homely feel to the place. Before you hang your favorite pictures on the brick wall, you need to know a couple of things first before diving in.

Hanging picture on a brick wall is the same as you hang a picture in other places; the most important thing is for you to have the proper equipment and also without damaging the wall. However, try not to use the same hardware that you use for drywall. You can simply look for suitable tools from your local hardware stores or home improvement centres.

What you need:

  1. Power drill
  2. 3/16-inch to 5/16-inch masonry drill bit
  3. Plastic or metal anchor
  4. Hard wall hook
  5. Screw, the same size as your drill bit
  6. Tape measure
  7. Sticky notes (optional)
  8. Rubber mallet (optional)
  9. Screwdriver (optional)
  10. Level (optional)
  11. Eye protection


  1. The first thing that you should do is to determine where in the brick walls that you want to hang the specific picture and mark where the top of the picture should be using a pencil or you also use a sticky note.
  2. Then, you have to measure the picture in order to determine the distance between the top of the picture and also the wire or its hook behind the picture. Next, you need to measure the same distance below the existing mark on your wall before marking a spot where the centre of the picture should be hanged.
  3. After that, you have to drill at the spot, which you have marked earlier and drill it at least as deep into the brick wall the same length as the anchor that you are going to use.
  4. Once finished, push the anchor into the hole that you have drilled right until it is flushed against the wall and this might require for you to use a rubber mallet.
  5. By using a drill or even a screwdriver, you would be able to attach the hard wall hook into the anchor using a screw. Finally, you would be able to hang your picture on the hook and in order to see whether it is straight or not, you can just use a level for your final touch.

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