SOME ADVICE TO HANG A PICTURE

 

Find the right place:

Make sure the centre of the picture is at eye level between 1m65 and 1m75.

In a relatively small place, a large picture will give the impression of a bigger place.

Several pictures hung vertically will make a room seem higher.

Placing a small picture near a lamp or piece of furniture will enhance the coherence of an indoor decoration.

 

Hanging the picture:

 

Use a spirit level to check the horizontality of the picture. Use a pencil to mark the right spot.

 

Wall hangings:

To hang a light picture (maximum 3 kg) on a brick, concrete or other surface, you can use a specific drill. Choose a rather thin one, no more than 2MM in diameter and 25 to 30 mm long. Drill upward down to make the hanging easier and safer.

 

X hook:

 That type of hook will facilitate the hanging of a picture on a wooden, plaster or plasterboard wall.

 

With one, two or three blue steel pins, it can hold a 5 to 20 kg load. Their inclination is made to hold the picture against the wall and keep it there. The pins of the double and triple sets go in simultaneously.

 

Swede hook

 

This plastic hook with steel pins is especially fitted for fixation in concrete or cement coated walls.

Repeated light hammering will drive them into the wall. The object to be hung cannot exceed 20kg.

 

Adhesive hook

 

It is the most practical way of hanging an object without drilling.

 

First clean and dry the surface. Peel off the protective film. Hold the hook firmly against the wall for a few seconds. Wait around 12 hours before hanging the picture.

 

TIPS

 

Double-sided tape is adapted to any kind of smooth support. The length of the bands is in relation with the weight. In any case the weight cannot be very high. Therefore use the double-sided tape all around the frame on a smooth and flat wall.