Hanging a canvas on your wall is a straightforward task.
Simply hammer in a few nails, and voila. The cherished memories of your life are ready to be displayed.
But did you know that there are many other ways to hang canvas art besides the traditional nails – even one that doesn’t require drilling any holes in the wall?
Additionally, there are a few designing rules that can be applied every time you decorate a wall, regardless of the frame and image you choose.
What are they? And how can they help make your new printed portrait stand out?
Let’s find out in the guide below!
Canvas printing is available in a variety of sizes and styles. And the mechanism you use to tack them on the wall is dependent significantly on its size.
For example, small canvas prints – below the size of 16” X 16” can be easily supported via a single nail on the wall with a saw tooth bracket on the top rail of the frame.
But when it comes to the frames that are a bit larger, a hanging wire attached to the side of the frame is the best way to go. The art wire or string can bear more weight of the frame to ensure stability.
Consider the walls you select for framing as well. If your walls are concrete or brick, you may need additional help to drill holes in the wall.
But for drywalls, you can conveniently follow the steps below and get your new wall décor on the wall within a matter of minutes.
The essential tools that you will need to hang a canvas includes:
Apart from the essential supplies, you will need additional fixtures such as screws, saw tooth hangers, wire, and eye hooks – depending on the size of your canvas frame.
One of the biggest mistakes consumers make is to eyeball the frame placement. And the result of their estimation becomes apparent, with the frame being too high or too low.
A general rule of framing is to keep the pictures at an eye-level, especially if you are planning to put them above your bed or sofa.
Keep at least 6” between the bottom of the canvas and the head of the furniture for breathing space.
You can also follow museum guidelines to calculate the accurate eye level:
For more creative ideas, check out these tips from interior designers on how you can display art like an expert with a few tweaks.
A collage of different canvases on a large wall makes an eye-catching statement.
They can also be used to tell a story – for example, your wedding day events or special milestones of children.
However, before you start hammering on the wall, make sure to plan out the placement accurately.
Did you know?
Google Play Store and Apple App Store hosts many apps that can help you determine the correct positioning of wall canvas – and eliminate the hassles of measurement?
Now that we have gotten the basic details out of the way, let’s begin hanging up your new personalized canvas.
But before you start, make sure to:
The quickest option – and most frequently used one - is to hammer a nail on the wall and to position the top wooden bar of the canvas over the nail.
However, make sure not to hammer the nail all the way in the wall – leave at least 1/3 of the nail out to support the frame.
And as easy as it may be…we don’t recommend using this method for a large canvas – due to lack of support provided by the nail only.
But yes, for very miniature frames – you can get away quickly with this method.
One of the most secure options for small to medium-sized canvas is to use a sawtooth bracket.
These are available in different sizes – so make sure to buy one according to the size of your art.
For a large-sized canvas, you may need to use wire hanging instead of a sawtooth hanger for extra steadiness.
Picture hanging strips or adhesive are an excellent option for those who don’t want to destroy their walls with nail holes and markings.
They are easy to put up and can hold the weight of a standard-sized canvas of up to 16 pounds.
Best of all, they can be taken down whenever you want to without any damage to the walls, cracked plaster, or sticky residue.
Did you know?
To make sure your frame is straight, just put a round object (such as a small ball) on top of the canvas. If it rolls to one side, adjust the frame accordingly.
Here is a list of some questions that we often get asked about canvas prints.
Definitely! We have many creative variations available for multiple and split canvas prints.
The best way to keep the canvas clean and enhance its lifespan is to wipe it with a soft duster or slightly damp cloth.
Canvas prints are made using a natural product that may shrink due to humidity and heat present in the bathroom. We also suggest keeping your frames away from direct sunlight so you can cherish them for many years.
Unlike framed photographs, canvas prints give a unique aesthetic to any home. They are simple and inexpensive ways to transform your walls. Above all, they are timeless and always remain in fashion.
And of course – they are easy to hang! So, if you are looking for ways to make your family memories stand out, check out our complete range of canvas here.