A lot of us are hanging up artwork on our walls, but we aren’t doing it correctly. We don’t have the right materials or we’re not placing things the right way. But in order to understand how to hang up things correctly, we need to understand some of the problems that people are running into when they try to hang things on their walls.
Tape and nails – When you’re looking at a picture frame and considering how you want to hang it up, use only tape and nails that are meant for that purpose. Tape will do damage to your walls over time because it doesn’t provide a lot of support and can pull away from the wall. It is also incredibly difficult to remove once stuck to a wall. Use nails with backing so that you can easily take them out if you ever want to move your picture frame without damaging your wall.
Paint – Too much paint can stick onto your artwork and create a film on top of the painting itself. This will eventually flake off from the frame and land on your carpet or flooring, which is going to be pretty gross. To avoid this problem, make sure your painting is clean before you put it in its frame so that any extra paint drips off before it lands on your wall.
Most people don’t realize how expensive it is to have art on your walls. The first thing that happens is that it can get dirty easily, which means you’ll need to clean it. Some of the most common ways to clean wall art are using steam cleaners or microfiber cloths. Either of these options will cost you a lot of money in the long run.
Tearing down your wall art is a cheap solution. However, it can damage your walls and stain them permanently. If you want to make sure your wall art lasts for a long time, then you’ll want to invest in some premium quality wall art cleaner. This will ensure that you’re doing all you can to keep your walls free from stains and looking their best.*
We’ve all been there: we’re at the store and we see something cool that we just know would look perfect on our walls. And there it is in all its glory, taunting us with how awesome it would be if it were hanging up in our house. Well, it is really quite simple to transfer wall art from a store display to your own walls with a few simple steps.
If you want an attractive, long-lasting wall art, you need to consider how you’re hanging it. There are three basic ways to do this, and which one you choose will affect how your art looks as well as its durability.
Tacks are the fastest way to get something on a wall, but they’re also the least professional-looking and the least durable. They work by piercing the art itself or the frame, which can cause damage that leaves it looking worse than when you first put it up. Avoid tacks if possible; they may be the quickest way to get something up, but they’re not worth it in terms of what it looks like or how long it lasts.
Nails are better than tacks because they don’t pierce anything. Nails can leave holes in your wall, however; if you have painted walls or a textured surface, these holes can cause cracks that make your wall look older than it is.
Metal hooks are better than nails because they leave no marks on your walls, but they’re more expensive and require more time to install. If you have no other option and you want to make sure your art stays put for a long time, using hooks is
Wall art is a thing that many of us overlook. However, if you don’t know the proper way to hang artwork on your wall, it can cause some serious damage to the wall itself. For those who have large collections of wall decor or are planning to purchase one in the future, it’s important to understand how these pieces should be hung.
Tacks and Nails
The Wall Street Journal recommends hanging things with tacks and nails for two reasons: 1) Nails and tacks can be easily removed; 2) They create less damage on the wall compared to other types of hardware. Wall tacks and nails are easy to use because all you need to do is hammer the item into the wall and then hang your art from it. The piece will remain in place until you decide to remove it.
Tacks and nails are best for posters, light paintings, small prints, key chains and more. The size should be proportional with the item you’re trying to attach so that it doesn’t overshadow what you’re trying to display. It also depends on the type of board your print is printed on; lightweight frames require lightweight wall tacks while heavier frames need something stronger like a hammer tack or pin tack depending on their weight.
With mounting atlases and large artworks, the wall surface area is usually a much more important consideration than the wall thickness.
The Minimalist: Hang your artwork so that it overlaps the frame. The overlap should be at least a third of the artwork’s width (for example, if you have a 24″ wide painting, allow at least an 8″ overlap). This will ensure that the artwork doesn’t have any visible mounting holes or tape around the edges.