A pushpin test is what some experts do to find out what wall they’re working with quickly. Take a pushpin and press it on the wall using your thumb. If the pin pokes into the wall easily, that’s drywall. If it doesn’t, then that’s plaster.
What Kind of Wall Do I Have?
There are many different types of walls out there and it can be hard to know which one is right for your home. Here is a quick guide to help you figure out what kind of wall you have and what the best options are for your situation.
Masonry walls are made of brick, stone, or concrete. These are very durable and can last for centuries if well maintained.
Masonry walls are also very energy efficient because they are thick and slow to heat or cool. Wood frame walls are the most common type of wall in homes.
They are made of wood studs covered with a layer of sheathing (usually plywood or oriented strand board). Wood frame walls are relatively lightweight and easy to work with, but they are not as strong as masonry walls.
Metal frame walls are made of steel or aluminum studs. They are very strong and fire resistant, but they are also more expensive than wood frame walls.
Concrete walls are made of pre–cast concrete panels or poured in place concrete. Concrete walls are extremely strong and durable, but they are also very heavy. Glass walls are made of tempered glass panels. They are very strong and can provide an unobstructed view, but they are also the