- putting things up ona plasterboard wall in a rented house?
bad idea? It’s a whiteboard that I use a lot for studying. Mate has put the same board up and went ok but obviously need to drill the wall (he owns his house)
aside from deposit issues with the letting agent is it likely to leave a big mess/be a complete hassle?
cheersPosted 8 years agoStonerMember
if you use decent fixings then you wont make a mess, but you will need to fill the holes afterwards unless they are reused.
There’s loads of fancy fangled fixings out there, personally I like:
but Ive seen these (but with nylon expanding skirt) in my local merchants and they seem very tidy, but expensive:Posted 8 years ago
Wreck the wall! How??
A previous tenant of mine tried to put up a corkboard in a plasterboard wall. After trying screws and a variety of rawlplugs and not really getting much joy, he then poked two screwdrivers through the wall, and through into the other side, and hung his corkboard off them…. until the weight of the corkboard pulled the screwdrivers out leaving two coaster size holes on his side and two 10 inch scars in his neighbours wall. You really needed to see it to believe it.
A lot of tenancy agreements specify no hanging of pictures, no blue tack, no wall fixings etc, due to the sheer incompetence of tenants.
If you can hang something without wrecking the walls, fine. but check with your Landlord first.Posted 8 years agospeaker2animalsSubscriber
If you go to a chain DIY store usually there are guides as to what you need for different scenarios. You should be able to find the appropriate fittings quite easy. Google or Wikihow for a guide on to techniques and kit to use.
Have a look at this – http://www.wikihow.com/video/19945119/using-wall-anchors-p.2Posted 8 years agomaccruiskeenSubscriber
If the walls are white (or reasonably freshly painted and the original paint is still about) then I’d use the the screw in plaster fixings
as unlike some of the wall anchor types – you can get them back out of the wall again without too much fuss.
Then fill and paint the wall when you leave.
If the walls are coloured, or not that freshly painted then making good again afterwards is a bit of a mare. Coloured paints tend to change their hue a bit over time, even if you’ve got the original tin- and paint over any repairs- that paint, even when dry is going to look different to the surrounding wall for quite a while. Usually only a few weeks, in my experience, but come deposit time your repair is going to be sticking out like a sore thumb.
If the paints old, and you’re planning to stay there for a while I’d actually arrange to repaint the wall/room before you put anything up, keep the left over paint and be able to easily make good when you leave.Posted 8 years ago
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