Clear the wall
It is important to clear the wall on which you wish to use the stud finder. You must move all the stuff that comes in your way and if the furniture is too heavy to be moved, then you must at least get rid of the stuff that is breakable.
Turn on the stud finder
After moving all the breakable stuff away from the wall, you must turn on the stud finder. To be sure about its proper functioning, you must listen carefully to the beep as the stud finder makes a sound every time it is turned on.
Use the locator button
After it is turned on, you must start using it from the left side of the location where you wish to make improvements. Do not forget to turn on the “locator’ button and place the stud finder flatly on the wall. Whenever the stud finder locates any supporting piece, it produces a beeping sound; you must not move it until it is silent. After the stud finder becomes silent, use it again for the next location.
Scroll it through the wall
You must slowly drag the stud finder through the wall to find any supporting pieces at your desired location. Make sure that you are steady and do not move it in too quickly otherwise it will be of little use.
Watch for green and red lights
You must closely look for the green and red lights of the stud finder. Whenever the device is near the location it starts blinking red light and when the location is found, it uses green light.
Mark the place with pencil
After the spot is located, you must mark it with pencil and continue the process for other studs.