Many homeowners can be daunted by drilling into brick but, in reality, it’s quite simple. This guide will give you step-by-step instructions to ensure you achieve a secure and sturdy result.

Essential Tools & Equipment

Step 1: Choose The Right Spot

  • Before you begin, decide where you want to drill.

  • Remember, always choose the brick, not the mortar, for a more secure hold.

Step 2: Prepare Your Drill

  • Ensure your power drill is in good working condition and fully charged if cordless.

  • Set it to the hammer function and choose the drill setting.

Step 3: DIY Depth Gauge

  • Put a bit of tape on the masonry drill bit to use as a guide for how deep to drill into the brick.

  • You want the hole to be slightly longer than the screw so it drives in comfortably.

Step 4: Start Drilling

  • Mark your chosen spot on the brick and begin drilling.

  • Ensure you drill straight and to the depth marked by your tape.

Step 5: Insert The Wall Plug

  • Once drilled, insert the appropriate wall plug.

  • You might need to tap it gently with a hammer to set it in place.

Step 6: Secure With a Screw

  • Place your screw into the wall plug.

  • Using a drill or screwdriver, secure the screw into the plug.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I drill into the brick or the mortar?

What size masonry bit should I use?

How deep should I drill into the brick?

Can I use a manual screwdriver instead of a cordless drill?

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