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October 7, 2016

How to Attach Stuff to Brick Walls

So, you want or need to hang something on your brick wall.  Maybe it’s a picture, a shelf, or a coat rack.  Here, we show you How to Attach Almost Anything to a Brick Wall. 

But when you watch this video, you might be wondering about something.  Why do we recommend drilling into the mortar, and not the brick itself?  

Well, the reason is this:  Most bricks today are fired in a kiln, which gives them strength and hardness, but also makes it possible for them to shatter if you drill directly into them. If this were to happen, you would have a mess on your hands. It would be a big chore to replace the shattered brick in your wall.  So, for the best outcome, we always recommend drilling into the mortar, and most people get great results from this!

Happy DIY-ing!

by See Jane Drill

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