Yes, you can hang pictures on manufactured home walls, but it requires a little more care than hanging pictures in a stick-built home. Here are some tips to safely hang pictures on your manufactured home walls:
Locate the studs: You need to know where the studs are located behind the drywall or vinyl. For vinyl walls, you can use a stud finder to locate the metal studs and for drywall walls, you can knock on the wall and listen for a solid sound, which indicates a stud.
Use the right hanging hardware: Since the walls of manufactured homes are thinner than stick-built homes, you need to use the right type of hanging hardware. Picture hangers with long nails are not recommended, as they may damage the walls. Instead, use a drywall anchor or a toggle bolt with a picture hanger, which will distribute the weight of the picture across a wider area and provide better support.
Avoid hanging pictures near windows or doors: The walls near windows and doors may have less structural support than the rest of the wall, so avoid hanging heavy pictures or mirrors in these areas.
Distribute the weight: If you want to hang multiple pictures in a row, use a picture rail system. This will distribute the weight along the length of the rail, rather than putting all the weight on one spot.
By following these tips, you can safely hang pictures on your manufactured home walls and enjoy your favorite artwork and photographs.