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Hanging Tips

Picture hanging can seem like a simple task, but it’s easy to get wrong. A crooked or unstable frame can be an eyesore, distracting from the beauty of the artwork or photograph. To help ensure your pictures are hung properly and securely, follow these simple tips.

Choose the right hardware


Before you start hanging your picture, make sure you have the right hardware. A picture hanging kit will include everything you need, including nails, hooks, and wire. It’s important to choose hardware that is strong enough to support the weight of your picture, so make sure you check the weight limit on the package.

Measure and mark


To ensure that your picture is hung straight, it’s important to measure and mark where the picture will hang. Measure the height of the picture, then measure that same distance from the floor and make a mark on the wall. Then, measure the distance from the center of the picture to the top edge of the frame and make a second mark on the wall.

Install the hardware


Once you have your marks, it’s time to install the hardware. Use a hammer and nail to attach the hook to the wall, making sure it’s level with your mark. For larger or heavier pictures, it’s a good idea to use two hooks instead of one to distribute the weight more evenly.

Attach the wire


Attach the wire to the back of the picture frame, making sure it’s secure. The wire should be centered on the back of the frame and taut enough to support the weight of the picture.


Hang the picture


Hang the picture on the hook, making sure it’s level. If it’s not level, adjust the wire on the back of the frame until it is. Once the picture is level, step back and admire your work! A few additional tips:

  • Use a level to make sure your picture is straight.

  • For larger or heavier pictures, consider using wall anchors or a stud finder to ensure the hook is securely attached to the wall.

  • If you’re hanging a gallery wall, use paper templates to map out the placement of each picture before you start hanging them.

Picture hanging may seem like a small task, but it can make a big difference in the overall look and feel of your space. By following these simple steps, you can ensure your pictures are hung securely and beautifully.


Hanging a picture can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Our hanging installation experts have years of experience hanging pictures, and they’ll be able to help.


We operate in Sydney and on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland as well now.


Give us a call at 0434 721 909 as It’s the easiest way without the hassle.

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