How to attach picture wire. Refer to the last part of the this article to install the hanger yourself. Well teach you about hanging pictures with wire but if your artwork didnt come with the wire already attached to your picture frame. How to wrap picture wire around the hangers youve installed on your picture frame. Next stretch the picture wire across to the other d ring but dont knot it yet.
Select the picture frame wire gauge based on the size and weight of your frame. Thicker wire is needed to support heavy or large frames while thinner wire is best for small or very light frames. Pull slightly taut but do not secure. Nothing makes a house a home like artwork hangable curios and family portraits on the walls.
Loop the picture wire 10cm more than the frame width through the d ring and secure it with a slip knot. Measure the side rail and place the hook one third of the distance from the top corner. Learn this and more in this free online photography video about framing taught by expert minnie bell. Need expert advice call fix a frame on 61 7.
Attach hanger hooks to the side rails of the picture frame. Mark this point and then attach a d ring with a screw on each side of the frame. You should check the wire on the back of your picture frames regularly to ensure they dont break unexpectedly causing the picture to fall off the wall. While some pictures and artwork are light enough that you can use the hook on the back of the frame and a small picture hanger in the wall other larger pieces require picture frame wire attached to the back of the frame.
Gallery director sarah shows how to wire a picture so that it is neat and professional. Repeat this step to attach the second hook on the opposite side rail. 3 attach a hanging wire to a heavy wall mirror 4 use a picture hanging kit a sloppily hung picture wont remain level and can even fall off the wall causing damage to itself or other items in the.