Simply hammer in a few nails, and voila. The cherished memories of your life are ready to be displayed.
But did you know that there are many other ways to hang canvas art besides the traditional nails – even one that doesn’t require drilling any holes in the wall? Additionally, there are designing rules that can be applied every time you decorate a wall, regardless of the frame and image you choose.
What are they? And how can they help make your new printed portrait stand out?
Before you Start
Check for the variety of sizes and styles available in Canvas Printing. Consider the walls you select for framing as well. If your walls are concrete or brick, you may need to drill holes in the wall.
Gather your Supplies
Wall protection pads
Measuring tape or ruler
Apart from the essential supplies, you will need additional fixtures such as screws, saw tooth hangers, wire– depending on the size of your canvas frame.
Spend time to decide that placement!
One of the biggest mistakes consumers make is to eyeball the frame placement. And the result of their estimation becomes apparent, with the frame being too high or too low. A general rule of framing is to keep the pictures at an eye-level.
What about a Collage of Canvases?
A collage of different canvases on a large wall makes an eye-catching statement.
They can also be used to tell a story – for example, your wedding day events or special milestones of children. However, before you start hammering on the wall, make sure to plan out the placement accurately. Layout the pictures on the floor to confirm the wall arrangement.
Keep a distance of 2” to 4” between each picture.
The first picture you hang will be at the focal point of the complete layout. This should be placed at the center of the wall.
How to Hang a Canvas Print?
Now that we have gotten the basic details out of the way, let’s begin hanging up your new personalized canvas.
But before you start, make sure to:
Clean the wall before hanging up your new canvas.
Move furniture out of the way for more space.
Keep all tools you need handy.
How to Hang a Canvas with Nails?
The quickest option is to hammer a nail on the wall and to position the top wooden bar of the canvas over the nail.
However, make sure not to hammer the nail all the way in the wall – leave at least 1/3rd of the nail out to support the frame.
How to Hang a Canvas Board Painting with Wire?
For a large-sized canvas, you may need to use wire for extra steadiness.
Step 1: Gather eye hooks, wire, and nails.
Step 2: Screw the eye hooks on both sides of the frame – approximately 1/3 down from the top of the canvas.
Step 3: String the wire between the eye hooks. Leave some room for the cord to hang between the two eye hooks – but do tighten the knots on each side.
Step 4: Hammer in a nail on the wall and carefully place the center of the wire hanging on the nail.
How to Hang a Canvas Without Nails?
Picture hanging strips or glue/adhesive are an excellent option for those who don’t want to ruin their walls with nail holes and markings. Best of all, they can be taken down whenever you want to without any damage to the walls.
Step 1: Generally, you need four adhesive tapes – for each corner of the canvas. However, you can add more to enhance durability.
Step 2: Firmly press the adhesive on the canvas board and stick it to the wall.
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