How to Hang Pictures
Hanging pictures and mirrors may seem like a simple task, but if you don’t do it correctly, you can have a major disaster. Location and proper materials are essential to making sure that your wall hangings don’t come crashing down.
Hang Pictures the Right Way – Instructional Video
Watch the video above for a demonstration on how to hang pictures and to view my failure of wall mounting a TV while the boss was out that will show you why you need a laser level.
Steps to Picture Hanging
Black and Decker Bullseye
The first step is to locate studs in your wall using a stud finder. Securing a screw into a stud (we prefer screws to nails) will ensure that you have ample support for your typical photos and mirrors. If you are hanging multiple items you wish to keep level or need multiple supports for one item, use a stud finder with a level and laser guide because not much detracts from a rooms beauty more than crooked picture frames. (Black and Decker Bulls Eye, $50)
Now, sometimes studs aren’t in the ideal position and you really want to hang that piece right in the middle of the wall to tie the room together. That can be done! You’ll need to go out and buy some wall anchors to secure the screw, but with the proper anchor, you can support items of 75 pounds or more without a stud! Here is a link to an excellent, quick three part tutorial on what wall anchors to use and how to install them.
After you locate the stud or realize you need to use wall anchors, insert the screw and hang your artwork, photos or mirror to personalize any space in your home.
There you go; three simple steps and you’re done. Locate and make level marks on studs, fasten screw (with anchor if needed) and hang your items. It’s a pretty simple task that I’m sure most of you can handle but if you need any help with this at all, you know you can call us at ProMaster of Cincinnati at 513-724-0539 visit us on the web at www.MasterMyList.com and friend us on Facebook keyword“ProMaster Craftsmen”.
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