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Hanging a picture on a gyprock wall

Hanging a picture on a gyprock wall?  Here’s an easy way to do it without destroying the place or making your wall look like a dart board.

Weigh your picture on a bathroom scale.  Buy a hook that will handle the weight and go into gyprock or plasterboard. There are even hooks these days that will hold up to 40 kilos in gyprock without the use of a stud.

Have someone hold the picture in place, step back and see if it’s where you want it. Put a piece of bluetack above the frame. Hang the picture off the end of a tape measure. This will give you the distance from the bluetack to where your hook goes. Always double check your measurements before you start banging holes in your walls!

If you’re hanging a few in a row, a cheap laser light might be the go.