Hi all, have just moved into a new rental house which is lovely and beautifully decorated. Rental agreement says we can hang pictures if we "make good" and the landlord has left paint etc but we have a lot of pictures to hang. The walls are hard, I tried banging in normal picture hooks and the nails just bent. Do you think we will need to drill holes for every single picture? Or any other ideas? Thanks!
For smaller pictures you can get sticky squares (called power somethings) from W H Smith that hold them in place. Bigger ones, I would suggest putting some masking tape on the wall and then banging in a picture pin (a plastic hook with a round bit at the top that has three or four really sharp pins in it) through the tape. The tape should stop the plaster cracking and there are only very tiny holes to fill when you leave. Again, weight is an issue - you couldn't hang a really big picture with a large frame and glazing using the pins.
FFS!! Don't forget to pick up a gadget from the DIY store for monitoring where the cabling is in the wall for the electrics/lighting, and be bloody sure you know where all the pipework is before you go drilling into anything!!! <<overprotective emoticon>>