I use to avoid frames with double hanging hooks at all costs because…crooked art every single time.
Then, I’d raise or lower one side, step back and look.
I’d do this over and over until I gave up in frustration and settled for almost straight.
But, not anymore. Once I discovered this clever picture hanging tip, it made the job so much easier.
And, I get straight art (almost) every time.
Picture Hanging Tip
Painter’s tape…that’s the secret. I’ve tried the toothpaste tactic and the nail on a stick trick, but I have found painter’s tape to be the easiest and most consistent method for hanging art.
Let me show you how it’s done. First, follow these tips to determine the best picture hanging height.
Then, align the tape’s edge with the middle of the hook,
and pull the tape across to the middle of the hook on the other side.
Tip: Mark the tape Left, Right and Top so that when you transfer the tape to the wall, it will be positioned the same way it was on the frame.
Place the tape on the wall where you want the nails to go, then use a level to make sure the tape is straight.
I had to adjust the frame on the right which is why the hook sits slightly above the tape.
Be sure to align the tape’s top (or bottom, it doesn’t matter) with the markings for the nail holes.
Hammer the nails into the wall, and hang your artwork.
Bonus Tip: keep the tape on the wall behind the picture, and reuse it if you move the picture.
Of course, not all art has to be hung on the walls. Stay tuned for some other options.
In the meantime, go stock up on frames. Aaron Brother’s is having a One Cent Sale (buy one get one for a cent) on all frames, all canvases and select art supplies. I believe the sale lasts through the end of July.
See you in class,