Picture Frame Hanging Tips & Tricks

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At Chessler Company, we’ve been providing professional picture frame installation services to our clients since 1959. 60 years later, it’s safe to say that we’re pretty good at it. We want you to be good at it too! Check out these tips and tricks for hanging picture frames in your home like the pros.

Don’t Eyeball It

Are you planning to hang multiple picture frames? Make sure you have a plan in place before you start swinging the hammer. The last thing you want to see on your wall is pesky holes from a trial and error approach to picture frame hanging. Painters tape is your best friend here. Consider using it to make a template of all the picture frames you plan to hang. This way, you can ensure that your spacing is exactly the way you want it before committing.

Choose Your Hardware Wisely

Hammering a nail straight into your drywall isn’t always the best idea. Of course, if your picture frame is small and light, a nail should manage to hold it up just fine for years to come. As frames get larger and heavier, you’ll want to add in some additional hardware. For medium sized frames, a nail and a basic picture hook should keep your frame secure. For larger and heavier frames, drywall anchors are a must. Luckily, all of these options are affordable and easy to install.

Always Use a Level

Even if your picture frames are only slightly unlevel, you will notice. Using a bubble level is a great way to make sure your pictures are perfectly level. You can even use an app for your smart phone if you don’t have a level on-hand! This is one of the simplest, yet most useful tips for making your picture frames look just right.

Remember to Measure Your Mounting Points

To ensure your frame is installed exactly where you want it, you’ll want to measure the distance between the top of the frame and the mounting point(s). Don’t make the classic mistake of assuming the nail you hammer into the wall will mark the top of your frame once you mount it! 

Get Your Artwork Professionally Installed with The Chessler Company

Family owned and operated since 1959, The Chessler Company specializes in professional artwork installation and picture framing services to anyone in need of a quality picture framing provider. To learn more, call us at (410) 358-5161, and let us help tie your home together with our expert framing and installation services.