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Tips on Hanging a Picture

picture how to tips adviceHanging a picture makes you think of grabbing a few nails and a hammer and you’ll be done in a few minutes. That is not correct all the time. Sure, some pictures can be hung with a nail but do you know the correct placement? Do you know how to ensure the picture is level? Too often have I walked into people’s homes and seen pictures that are not correctly placed and/or are uneven, so uneven it is quite apparent. Your eyes can sometimes play tricks on you during the process of hanging a picture so we have put together some tips on getting that picture hung correctly.

The first thing you have to do is take into consideration what kind of wall you are working with. An ordinary wall can use simple picture hooks or nails, but if the wall is made out of a harder substance you will need to use concrete screws. These can be found at any local hardware store.

Weight of the picture is another thing to consider. If the picture is large or heavy you will need to use anchors to make sure the picture is stable and securely fastened to the wall. Once you have the items you will need to hang the picture, you can decide on picture placement.

A picture should always be hung at eye level. This means the center of the picture should be even with your eye level. So, to get the correct level you can hold a tape measure to the wall and mark the place on the wall which falls at eye level. Now, measure your picture from top to bottom, subtract 50% and that’s your center. The center of the picture should be even with the mark you placed on the wall once it is hung. Just grab your hanging materials and secure your picture to the wall. You can use a laser level to make sure your picture is leveled correctly.

It may seem like a lot of work to hang a picture but to have it done correctly the 1st time can give you satisfaction and great looking pictures.

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