Choosing the correct hanging method for your pictures or artwork

  • By Greg Heffernan
  • 21 Jul, 2016
Whether it is for a corporate office, a gallery or your home, choosing the correct method for hanging your pictures and mirrors is as important as choosing the artwork itself.

See below some info to help you make the right choice.

The different methods to choose from are:

A rail: The aluminum rail is mounted on a wall or ceiling and secured to a stud or brick wall and can hang heavy pictures and mirrors. The weight indicators for rails are appointed per running meter. Art hanging systems are specifically suited to hanging framed art and mirrors that are very heavy.

Cord or cable: The cord or cable is hooked into the rail at any spot. A cable system is ideal for galleries or businesses that want to change their art or pictures regularly. One system can accommodate many different types of artwork. Artworks can be easily rearranged without using any tools.

Picture hooks: These are suited to most types of hanging, they are available in many different sizes and weight bearing loads. Hooks hang pictures and art safely, some hooks even have theft-delaying properties.

Stick on strips or hooks: These are suitable for very light pictures or pictures that you only want hang
on a temporary basis.

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