Best Way To Hang Wall Art Like a Pro!
By Guest Contributor : Jared Rocha
Hi guys, if you enjoyed my previous post How To Hang a Canvas Painting Without Nails I believe you will enjoy this one as well by Jared Rocha. It takes the subject of hanging art a little further in the case of dealing with different surfaces, heavier pictures, and additional tools. Enjoy 🙂
How To Hang Wall Art Like a Pro!
Hanging wall art is a great way to bring some life into an ordinary room. Whether you want to hang a painting, a photograph, a lithograph or a mirror, wall art can improve practically any space. Although just about everyone has experience hanging a poster in their childhood bedroom with a piece of tape, grown-up wall art is a bit more complicated to hang and make it look like it belongs there.
Especially for larger and heavier pieces of artwork, hanging wall art can be a challenging and frustrating process if you don’t know the tricks of the trade.
Is Hanging Wall Art Difficult?
Fortunately, with a little planning, the proper tools and some basic knowledge, it can be easy to hang wall art like a professional. In fact, with the right preparation, hanging wall art can be one of the easiest home improvement projects you can do.
Whether you have small frames the size of postcards, large pieces that stretch the length of your sofa, drywall or brick, hanging wall art doesn’t have to be difficult.
First, determine where the artwork will hang. Be sure to measure the artwork before you decide where to hang it. Even if a piece of artwork will fit on a wall, it may not look right if there’s only about an inch of clearance on each side of the frame. Use your best judgment before putting holes in your walls.
Be sure to take note of what type of wall you have. If you have drywall, you’ll need to drive nails or hooks at a 45-degree angle to help strengthen the hold, or use wall anchors for heavier items. Use a stud finder to locate wall studs in drywall before you get started. Plaster and brick or stone walls will need pilot holes drilled before you can hang anything.
Tools For Hanging Art
Next, make sure you have all the tools you will need. For smaller artwork, you might think a hammer and a nail will suffice. However, don’t forget a level — regardless of how large or small your artwork is. A level is necessary for making sure your artwork is hung straight.
If you need to use two hooks or nails to hang your artwork, a level is essential to ensure the hooks will be aligned with each other. Once you have the right technique and the right tools for the job, hanging wall art becomes a simple matter of putting the holes in the right places and using the right type of hardware to hang it.
Need Further Assistance With Hanging Art?
If you’re looking to improve the appearance of your space with some wall art, use the accompanying checklist as a resource to help you along the way. It takes you step by step through the process of hanging wall art, whether you need one hook or two, in the most common types of walls.
Wall art can be a great way to bring some life into a tired room, and knowing how to hang that art properly can help ensure a beautiful space. The following infographic was created by Canvas Vows:
Jared Rocha is founder of Canvas Vows, a company that specializes in personalized home decor based on life’s memorable moments. Rocha is an entrepreneur at heart, and loves running and growing businesses centered around products that people love.