This my first experience owning a house with plaster walls. Can anyone give me some advice on how best to affix things to the walls? The plaster is a half-inch thick and whatever is behind it is hard as a rock.
I'm trying to put up the back plate for a pin up lamp. It only weighs a few ounces but needs to be securely mounted because it will be constantly touched to turn off and on.
Everything in the hardware store, such as plastic plugs, is made to go in deeper than the half inch of plaster. And I believe I read that you shouldn't drill into the backing of the plaster.