Hanging your artwork
Installing a Picture Hanging System
Don't want to put lots of hooks in places all over the wall?
We sell The Artiteq System and The Gallery System.
READ MORE about these versatile rail systems with adjustable droppers and hooks.
The correct placement and hanging is important if you want to get real enjoyment from looking at your pictures. While some options come down to personal choice, there are some suggestions that can make your pictures look better.
Generally hang pictures at eye level. If you want a number of pictures on one wall, try to choose a common theme, whether its the same frame or colouring, or similar subject matter.
If you want to group pictures of different sizes, lay them out on the floor first, then stand well back and see how the arrangement looks.
Fixing to the wall
We finish our frames with 2 "D" rings screwed into the wood and a wire or kevlar cord attached. For best hanging effect, these are set 1/3 of the distance from the top of the frame.
For large or heavy frames it is best to put 2 hooks on the wall and hang the picture from both "D" rings, not using the wire or string. This distributes the weight evenly between 2 points.
You will need to consider the type of wall material, before attaching a hook. We have a variety of screws and hooks for sale, and can advise you on the best choice for your needs.
Avoid the use of picture wire, hang directly from D-rings. Rather than traditional hooks, use wall anchors that go through the wall sheet and lock onto it. Better still, use a HANGMAN system. Different sizes for different weights 33kg - 135 kg! Screw one side onto the frame, and the other onto the wall (bolt-in spirit level)
To prevent theft
Security hangers area available that firmly hold all sides of the frame in place on the wall. A special key tool is needed to lock and unlock the hangers. These are generally used in public places but are also good where the frame may easily be bumped.