We don’t want you to ruin your drywall or all sense of decorative order. Plan ahead, go step by step, and you’ll be enjoying your new art before no time.
1. Figure out where the picture’s going
Make sure it’s big enough for the frame, and that it otherwise makes sense to hang something there.
2. Measure & mark
It’s easiest to measure where the center of the picture will rest. Most people recommend “eye level,” or about 57” high. Measure the distance between the center of the picture and where it hangs from its wire. Then mark the spot where the nail(s) or screw(s) will go. (E.g. if it’s 3” from center to wire, then mark for hardware 57 + 3 = 60” above the floor.) You may also want to mark where the sides of the picture will hit. Use a level!
3. Put up the (right) hardware
Now it’s time for installation. Use the correct hardware for the circumstances; that is, no drywall screws in wood, no wood screws in drywall. Make sure your hanger is sufficient for the size and weight. (Don’t know? That’s what local hardware store staff are good for! Or refer to this guy.) If your artwork is heavy, drill into a stud, not into drywall. You can buy a studfinder, but tapping is sometimes just as effective at locating the secure places in a wall.
4. Hang it!
And maybe secure the corners with adhesive?
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