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Making Your House a Home: Tips for Hanging Pictures in Your Mountain House Rental

A Couple Hanging Photos on the Wall of Their Mountain House Rental HomePersonalizing your rental home can be both artistic and satisfying. But the truth is that as a renter, it is significant that you accomplish such a task with as little damage to the home’s walls as you can. Security deposit refunds often depend, largely on returning the property in the same condition it was in when you moved in. This is mostly the main reason why knowing how to hang pictures to minimize damage can be very beneficial, particularly if your Mountain House rental home has plaster walls. In the event that you are all set to hang artwork, photographs, or another type of wall décor in your rental home, try utilizing one or more feasible options to minimize holes and keep your security deposit safe.

Depending on the age of your rental home, you could have either drywall or plaster walls. Even though they may have the same appearance the same under a coat or two of paint, there are quite noteworthy differences. Plaster walls are common in older homes because of the popularity of the technique in years past. But plaster cracks and crumbles easily, especially if you are trying to hammer in a nail. Drywall, alternatively, is far more prominent in newly built homes because it is less expensive and easier to install. Drywall can hold up versus some careful hammering but may still break apart under rough treatment.

With all the possible scenarios that could happen in case something goes amiss, carefully studying the best ways to hang your wall décor is very beneficial. For artwork or pictures weighing fewer than five pounds, consider making use of an adhesive hook, tape, or even poster putty instead of nails. Adhesive hooks come in many various sizes and styles and work great on both plaster and drywall. Many other types of adhesive hooks are also removable, designed to pull free from the wall without leaving any damage behind. This is also generally correct for poster putty. Usually, either product will help you decorate any way you’d like, with as many lightweight items as you’d like, without making a large number of holes or causing other damage.

Hanging heavier artwork and décor can be quite tricky. While you can make an effort at using heavy-duty adhesive tape intended for heavy or industrial use, you may still need to make at least one hole in the wall to install a hanger capable of bearing the item’s weight. In both plaster and drywall walls, items between 5 and 10 pounds can be securely hung with a nail hammered in at an angle. For items over 10 pounds, however, it is highly suggested to use a stud finder and a screw anchor to install a hook directly into a stud. Neither plaster nor drywall will bear very heavy objects except when they are screwed directly into a wooden stud.

Clearly, there are other ways to use heavy décor items, and that includes placing them on furniture instead of hanging them on the wall. For instance, large framed artwork could be set on top of a dresser or bookshelf, creating a damage-free decorative touch to any room. Console tables are another excellent option for displaying photos and home décor.

Personalizing your space is a great way to feel at home in your rental. But doing so in a way that ensures the return of your security deposit can seem like a challenge. Nevertheless, by getting to know your options and getting artistic with your walls, you can easily manage to do both.

Have questions about security deposits? Having problems with how to deal with a tenant who is upset by the rules in your lease? Need some guidance in creating a solid lease in the first place? Real Property Management One has an entire team of experts ready to help. Contact us online or call us at 925-495-4953 today.

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