How to Hang a Picture on the Wall
- Published: Jul 10/2019
- Last update: May 19/2023
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Hanging a picture on the wall seems easy enough at first. Just hammer a nail in the wall and then hang the picture. Well, it’s not as simple as that. First of all, there are multiple hanging implements and not all of them would work for your project. Especially if the project is to have a beautiful gallery of many pictures in one place.
And second, you need the right tools and the right technique. But, don’t worry, the Fantastic Services team is here to help. Just follow this easy guide and you’ll know how to hang a picture on the wall like a real pro.
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The most important factor in choosing your hanging method is the weight of your picture. Generally, if the picture is less than 20 lbs, you could use a simple nail or a screw. If the picture is heavier than 20 lbs, you need a more durable hanging method – using either a toggle bolt or a spiral anchor.
The size of the picture is also important, as it may be the reason why you’d need more than one hook. The wall material could be why one would choose not to hammer nails or drill screws into the wall. Here are the general rules:
Choosing the place to hang your painting is not as easy as it sounds. You could use a helper that would hold the painting on the wall, while you examine whether it’s the right place. Find the centre of your painting and mark it on the wall. Once that is done, do a quick measure to determine the right height. Generally, the middle of the painting should be at eye level. Of course, everyone has a different eye level, so the standard is at about 160 centimetres. Mark this as well, and you’ll know where the centre of your painting will be.
A gallery arrangement on a single or multiple walls can seem like a daunting task, but it is more time-consuming than effort-inducing. The pictures don’t have to form a perfect shape, but you should try to keep them evenly spaced from each other. To make this easier, cut a few pieces of paper that exactly match the size of each frame and lay them on the wall until you’ve found the shape you’re most satisfied with. Mark the centre of each painting with a pencil on the wall until you’ve found the right place for each.
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Once you’ve chosen your hanging method and you’ve picked the place to hang your artwork, it’s time to arm yourself with the proper tools and do the real work.
This is a hanging method that doesn’t involve nails or drilling, aka it’s a lot more gentle towards your wall. We’ve said before that canvas prints can easily be equipped with velcro strips. However, those aren’t known to hold considerable weight. But there are special picture hooks that are able to hold a lot.
Now that you know how to hang a picture on the wall the right way, you can start your endeavour and wow your guests with your original decoration ideas. If you only have the ideas, but not the desire to work on them, don’t worry – the Fantastic Services team is here to help. You can reach our professional handymen and they’ll do the job for you.
Are you a DIY enthusiast that frequently works on home improvement projects, one of which is hanging your own pictures? Tell us in the comments how you did it!
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