Can you use nails on plasterboard?
Also know, can you put nails in plasterboard?
Plasterboard is very soft, being made usually of paper and gypsum, and thin (typically half an inch). This means heavy items when hung can easily pull out nails and screws. Once screwed in (using a drill), just insert the screw inside.
Subsequently, question is, what nails do I use for plasterboard? When using nails, they should be galvanised nails, about 30mm (1¼ inch) long for 9.5mm thick plasterboard or 40mm (1½ inch) long for 12.5mm thick plasterboard. Fixing centres should be about 150mm (6 inches).
Similarly, it is asked, do you have to use plasterboard screws?
You could but it wouldn't be recommended. You should use plasterboard screws for plasterboard with the correctly shaped heads that won't tear the paper or pull through.
How much weight can you hang on drywall?
This can be 5 to 10 pounds, but keep in mind that the drywall is an extremely brittle material and, it is not strong enough to hold the weight for a longer period of time.