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How can a heavy mirror be hanged on a plaster wall?

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The best way to hang a heavy mirror on a plaster wall is through the use of anchors according to expert contractor Bob Villa. Screws can be used but only if the mirror will be located at a stud point in the wall. There are various types of wall anchors and screws that can support heavy pictures or mirrors on walls made of plaster.

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Wall anchors are helpful if the location of the mirror will be in a space that does not have a stud behind it. The stud is a part of the wall's frame that runs vertically. To place the mirror at a stud point, use at least a three-inch screw. For open sections of plaster, choose an option like a winged anchor, molly bolts or self-drilling screw anchors for best results. An option that is rated for a heavy load should be able to support 25 to 50 pounds.

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