Hanging pictures and mirrors may look like a simple task, but if it is not done properly, one has to face a major disaster. Proper location and materials are essential to make sure that the wall hangings so not come crashing down damaging both material and floor.

To hang the mirror or pictures or any artwork the first and foremost step is to locate studs in the wall by using the most accurate stud finder which will have the latest technologies. If we want to hang heavier objects on the wall, then locating stud is very important.

An Overview of Stud Finders

Stud finder is a convenient and efficient way of locating studs without damaging the walls. Securing a screw into a stud will ensure that they have ample support for their typical photos and mirrors. If we decide to hang multiple items and if we wish to keep level or need multiple supports for one item, one has to use a stud finder with a level and laser guide because not much detract from a room’s beauty more than a crooked picture frame.

After locating the stud, you need to use wall anchors and can insert the screw. Then they can hang their artwork, photos, or mirror to their personalized space in their home. There are two types of stud detectors available in the market. They are electrical stud finder and magnetic stud finder.

Magnetic Stud Finder

Magnetic stud finder is simply made of a permanent magnet and packed in a metal container. When you move the magnet against the wall, it can help you detect metal studs behind the wall. This type of stud finder is used to identify where the wooden or metal beams exist under the exterior walls.

It is a tool which can easily make at home. It helps to locate good places to use nails, picture hangers or wall brackets to hang a TV. A stud is an ideal place to screw the wall mounts firmly and securely.

The magnetic stud finder locates metal studs, and is also helpful in finding metal screws or nails that are embedded on the wooden stud. A wall bracket can be screwed into a wooden or metal stud easily. You can listen closely to the sound when the magnet clicks against the container.

The stud finder can emit a beep sound when it encounters metal. Some models will use screens with the readings to locate the stud. But the beep sound model is more preferable one. There are two types of magnetic stud finder.

  • The stationary magnetic stud finder
  • Moving magnetic stud finder.

The stationary magnetic stud detector uses a small magnet to detect the nails while the moving magnetic stud detector uses a neodymium magnet which is enclosure and moves freely to detect hidden material. Mostly it is used in the high construction filed. The magnetic stud finders are more efficient when compared to electrical. The electronic stud finder detects differences in density to identify a wooden beam behind the wall.