This is a simple process and definitely not as hard as some would make it out to be! The best way to commence hanging your art is to find a friend who can act as your second pair of eyes and hands!
• As mentioned, it's always best to have a friend handy to help with holding the art in place and judging when your art is in a level position.
• Start by obtaining a selection of picture-hanging hooks, these are better and more secure than nails or (horror of horrors) banging screws into wall!s. And although picture-hanging hooks may not seem heavy-duty, they are very secure.
• Make sure to buy the right strength of picture-hanging hook for your artwork’s weight. There are three types; 1. A one-nail picture hook which holds items around 13kg or lighter. 2. A two-nail picture hook holds pieces that are about 22kg. And 3. A three-nail picture hook holds pieces that are about 34kg to 45kg.
• Ideally make sure to use two picture hooks per artwork. This provides security and helps your art/decoration remain level over time, which is much better than art which is hung on just one point. By having two points you stop the art from 'swinging' on your wall (never a good look).
• Measure the distance either from the floor or the ceiling and using a pencil, make a small mark on the wall, at the point where you think the picture hooks should be aligned. To be really precise use a spirit-level to ensure that the picture hooks, and the art, are aligned when installed.
• Always stand back and view your hanging from a distance to ensure it is hanging level and symmetrically.
Hanging fact No 1
• If hanging one piece, note that the centre of the art should be approximately 1.5m from the floor, this positions it very roughly at eye level.