What’s the best way to hang a picture?

  • For heavier frames and art, only hang them from studs or beams.
  • If you’re hanging a picture from drywall or plaster, choose an appropriate fastener. Two-piece nail and hooks work well for smaller, lighter pictures. Wall anchors are better for heavier pictures.
  • Make a small pencil mark where the top edge of your picture will be.
  • Hold the picture’s hanging wire tight as if it were hanging, then measure the distance from the wire to the top of the frame.
  • Measure that distance down the wall from your original pencil mark, and attach your fastener at that point.
  • Hang your picture.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

Check your state and local codes before starting any project. Follow all safety precautions. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and safety of this information. Neither Westlake nor any contributor can be held responsible for damages or injuries resulting from the use of the information in this document.

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