How to Hang Pictures on a Wall


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How to Hang Pictures on a Wall

Hanging a picture is about as Do-It-Yourself as it gets. Although it may seem easy, hanging a picture the right way is a very daunting task. Follow these tips on how to hang pictures on a wall.

1. PLACEMENT
Decide where to hang the picture. They key is to hang it at the center, at eye level. If you want to check the placement to be sure, you can make a DIY removable picture with a cut-out from the actual frame you’ll use.
After confirming the placement of your frame, use a pencil to mark the top center of the frame.

2. HARDWARE
The hardware you’ll use should depend on the weight of the picture and the type of wall.

3. INSTALLING HARDWARE
While you can nail or screw directly into drywall, always drill a pilot hole first to prevent cracking.

4. HANG THE PICTURE
To prevent your picture from damaging the wall and keep it hanging level, you can apply removable adhesive pads to the bottom corners, on the back of the frame, before hanging. After suspending the picture on the hanger, remove the strip of tape, and use a level to check your work.

Video by Lowe’s Home Improvement

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