What is the difference between a plaster wall and drywall?
There are two popular ways to finish a wall: using plaster or using drywall (panels). Plaster is a dry powder that is mixed with water to a stiff but workable paste that can be applied to a wall before it hardens. Drywall is a panel made of gypsum plaster covered in thick paper. To start with, plaster is harder and a bit more brittle than drywall. Secondly, plaster is more sound-proof. It blocks sound transmission way better than drywall because of its density. Drywall, however, has better thermal capabilities and therefore provides better insulation of a room. Both ways are great options to finish your walls but because of their differences, they require different techniques to hang your wall decoration.
How to hang pictures on plaster walls using STAS picture rails
A first tip we'd like to give you when hanging pictures on plaster walls is to avoid using plaster nails. Plaster nails cause cracking of your plaster walls. Not a great look. An ideal and simple solution for hanging pictures on plaster walls is by using a picture hanging system such as the STAS minirail.
The STAS minirail
system is the thinnest and most innovative picture hanging system in the world. The rail, which is available in white or a natural aluminium colour, is only 0.63 inches wide and perfectly blends in with your interior.
Are you looking for an easy way to hang your pictures on drywall? Use our picture rail, designed for drywall, the STAS drywallXpress!