Lightweight (5lbs or less) such as photos, records are easily hung with stick on hooks
Your lightest items can be hung without screws, nails or any tools at all.
You will need: stick on hooks
How to : Simply clean and dry the surface well before applying the adhesive sticker.
Removal: These can be pulled off. They may require some cleaning to get of residual bits of adhesive.
Medium sized items (~30lbs or less) such as pictures, paintings can easily and quickly be hung with concrete and hardwall plastic hooks.
This is by far the easiest and best way to hang picture or most anything on a brick wall.
You will need: a hammer, concrete and hardwall plastic hooks
How to: Carefully measure where you want to place these as they can be only placed once. Hammer the four pins part way in then check positioning again. If you are satisfied with the placement hammer them the rest of the way in.
Demonstrated holding up a larger framed piece: Liza Jones- Optimist
To hang heavy items such as mirrors, large framed paintings, photos or posters masonry anchors are needed
You will need: powerdrill at the minimum but preferably a hammerdrill is needed. You will also need a screwdriver, and a masonry bit (the size is determined by the size of masonry anchor used). It is easiest to get a set of masonry anchors that come with screws and the drill bit.
Drill the appropriate size hole with a hammer drill
Hammer in the plastic anchor.
Screw in the screw most of the way and hang your piece.
I also used this for my nice letterpress box as a small item display case.
For very heavy objects such as construction projects require a lag bolt and shield
Similar to my recommendation for heavy items this will require a hammerdrill, socket wrench as well as the forfeiture of your damage deposit. The process is the same as above but with a 1/2" hole.