by Corey Wesley March 14, 2022
If you've just hung a piece of art on the wall, you might be thinking – did I hang it flat against the wall? Will the piece be straight and aligned? Does it look alright? Chances are you had no idea if your artwork was hung correctly. We all tend to hang our artworks with the hope that they'll be aligned straight against the wall. But unfortunately, that's not always the case.
First, gather all the tools you need. You'll need a hammer and nails. You can find these at your local hardware store. While you're there, also get some wall hangers that match the size of your artwork—make sure to measure first! If you have any leftover tools (like screws or anchors), store them safely in a toolbox. It's always good to keep spare tools around.
Now, get everything ready for hanging on the wall. To avoid getting hurt, make sure there aren't any kids or pets around who could bump into you while you're working with heavy equipment! Also mind your own safety by wearing protective gear like work gloves and glasses if necessary. This way, even if something does go wrong and an accident occurs, you won't be injured!
Next, you need to hang the picture on the wall. I like to choose two separate points over my picture, one at each end, to hook up my picture. I then pick up a hammer and a few nails and mark the points on the wall where I want to hang my hooks.
Now that your points are marked, go ahead and hammer them in. You’ll notice that these aren’t regular nails though—they have a little hook at the top of them. This is what you will use to hang your artwork later on! If you don’t see any hooks in the hardware store when you go looking for this type of nail, just ask for some “hanger wire."
There's nothing quite like hanging your art right where you want it. Not only will it make your home look and feel more personal, but you'll also have the satisfaction that comes from hanging a piece correctly.
Before taking a step back to admire your work, make sure the artwork is hung straight and level with the use of Crescent Creative Products Perfect Pro Picture Hanging Tool with Level that is designed to help you do exactly that. Also take a moment to check for another common problem: If the frame isn't hanging at eye level, you may find yourself straining to see it or not even noticing it at all!
Next, make sure you are using the right kind of hook for your wall type. If you are hanging something on drywall, use a drywall screw and anchor. Tap the anchor into the wall, then screw in the hook. If you’re hanging something on plaster or lath, use a toggler bolt. Drill a hole in the wall that is slightly smaller than your toggler bolt, then insert it into the hole and tighten it until it expands behind the wall.
If you’re not sure whether your walls are drywall or plaster/lath, look at them closely: if they have horizontal seams that look like thin lines of caulking between strips of wood or metal, you have plaster and lath walls (this is less common nowadays).
To hang your artwork, you will need a set of tools and materials. These include a hammer, nails, wall hooks, a drill and screws, picture hanging wire, art hanging hardware (such as D-rings or sawtooth hangers), a picture hanging kit (which includes everything you need to hang one or more frames on the wall), picture hanging strips (a pre-attached adhesive strip that can be mounted directly onto the frame backing) or even just an old towel to cover up any leftover mess from previous DIY projects!
In addition to basic tools like these, which should already be in your toolbox if not purchased separately from the store beforehand:
A tape measure for measuring distances between holes on different walls
A laser level so there won't be any major discrepancies when it comes time to put up that first piece of art
The last thing you need is an assistant to help you hold up your piece of art! Even for larger pieces, enlisting a friend to help out is a much better option than hiring someone. Not only does it save money and make the experience more personal, but having a good friend with you can make hanging artwork together a fun event. The benefits of having an extra pair of hands are numerous:
Once you have the right tools, hanging artwork can be easy. All you have to do is take your time and follow these four steps:
I'm an innovator! I like to keep up to date when it comes to fashion, art, and food. I embrace change and am more likely than others to seek out excitement. II have an interest in street and graffiti-style art and prefer minimal, abstract, and pop art over representational and figurative pieces. I also like to keep up with artistic trends, and am very knowledgeable on the subject.
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