If you go by the artfully hung gallery walls, shelves, art, and TVs you see on Instagram, everyone seems to be blessed with impeccable mounting skills. But for most of us, securely hanging and aligning everything just right involves a never-ending series of desperate maneuvering. That’s why mounting is one of the most popular tasks on TaskRabbit. We asked elite Taskers Isaac S. and Nick C. to share their top mounting tips and tricks. In part 1, Isaac and Nick cover what you should have in your toolbox, how to determine your wall type, the basic structure of a wall, and what to tell your Tasker to make your mounting task a breeze. Here’s what you need in your toolbox: Safety first! Eye protection and a face mask rated N95 or higher, as these have a strong filter to help protect from dust that can come from drywall drilling. Ear protection (if drilling through concrete). A stud finder — a more reliable tool thank the knuckles-on-wall method. Drill and bits. Different wall types will require different drills and bits, which …
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