Hit the nail in the wall - you have to pay attention

"He can not even hit a nail in the wall," it is often said. In fact, it's not always that easy, and there are a few things that you should be aware of. How to do it right on which surfaces it is difficult, and with what tricks you can manage, we reveal here.

Right technology

The right hammering also needs to be learned. A hammer is always held at the end of the stem, the blow is always loose from the elbow joint out. It looks exclusively on the nail - and not on the hammer. This is one of the most common mistakes made, with the result that the blow then goes wrong or you even get hurt.

Hammer blows should never be done with great effort. If more power is needed, it is better to use a heavier hammer instead of using more force.

Various substrates

Houses are no longer built exclusively of bricks today. The walls in which you have to beat nails can be made of very different materials:

  • Brick and thick layer of plaster
  • Light or hollow bricks with a thinner plaster layer
  • plasterboard
  • concrete

Nails are often very well held in thick layers of plaster, even with thinner plastered, traditional brick walls is usually no problem.

In contrast, plasterboard is often just 10 mm thick - a nail finds in these walls, which are often only sparsely plastered, little more support. He is easy to hit, but carries hardly any heavier objects.

It is hardly possible to hammer a nail into a concrete wall. In most cases, pre-drilling is unavoidable, but even that can mean a lot of work.

Tips and Tricks

  • Use only nails up to 3 cm long
  • Steel nails are more stable and therefore easier to hammer
  • As with the hammering in of nails in wood, one can hold on the wall the nail first with a pair of pliers, which prevents injuries

Tips & Tricks

Nails to which you want to hang pictures or objects should always be turned upwards at a slight angle. Then the picture slides later towards the wall, instead of sliding off the nail.

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