Never hung a painting before? We’ve all been there. Now it’s as easy as following our 6-step checklist. Skip the confusion of Hanging Art and get right to the part where your friends and family enjoy it on your wall.
6 Easy and Pain-Free Steps to Hang a Painting:
1) Figure out which wall to hang your painting on.
2) Gather Your Tools: Hammer, Nails, Hook, Level, Tape Measure.
3) Prep Wall by removing any possible obstructions and designing the wall composition on the floor below the wall that you’ve chosen.
4) Measure and Mark the Spot on the Wall where you will place your hanger(s): On an empty wall, we’ll measure the height of the painting, divide that number by two, add the number to our ideal height (60”, or whatever height you decide your ideal height is) and then subtract the distance between the top of the artwork and the highest point of the picture wire. The resulting number is where you will place your hook.
5) Place the Hook and hang your painting, adjusting it so that the top of the frame is level.
6) Step back and double check that it’s level and placed correctly. All Done!
For a more In-depth break down of how to hang a painting in regards to:
• Materials other than drywall
• Furniture placement
• A group of paintings or photos etc.
• A heavy / very large painting Or any other out of the ordinary circumstance, please refer to this Artist Approved PDF Hanging Guide
Things to Avoid When Hanging a Painting:
• Never position a picture in direct sunlight, as this will damage it irreversibly. This is particularly important for works on paper, but applies to all artwork. If you must hang a piece in a poorly lit section of a room, consider using picture lights, such as those by Hogarth Lighting or TM Lighting, to illuminate key pieces. Spotlights and angled ceiling lights work well, too.
• Art advisors say that, “No glass will safeguard from direct sunlight, but consider UV-protected glass for art in frames.” Museum glass is preferable but expensive.
• Think about the conditions of the room. Due to their humid and hot environments, kitchens and bathrooms are not always ideal places to hang art. Similarly, above a radiator or fireplace might not be the best spot.