Now, what could be simpler than setting up a piece of wall art? Well, as it turns out, many things. What is seemingly an easy operation requiring a pair of nails, a hammer, and a couple of precise hits, in most cases, ends up with an ugly, cracked wall or an unappealing puncture around the canvas. Hanging a canvas print actually requires a bit of know-how. Without further adieu, this is how to hang your canvas print, leaving your wall and nerves in perfect condition!
If There’s a Hanger Set, Take It
There’s no second guessing here. It’s as simple as that. If a store offers you the option to add a hanger set to your shopping cart, do not hesitate to do it. This way, you’ll spare yourself from all the potential troubles and will probably save a good chunk of money that would otherwise be spent on repairing your wall. It’s a combination of simple tools that allow you to set up your print with optimal balance and stability- all without leaving your wall like it was visited by a woodpecker on steroids.
The hanger set you’re offered during the My-Picture.co.uk checkout
Adhesives – Hanging Canvas Art Without Using Nails
The keyword here is adhesiveness. Whether adhesive strips or adhesive hooks, these will spare your wall from any visible impact. Some tips to keep in mind? Using isopropyl alcohol, carefully clean the surface of your wall before using an adhesive. When it comes to choosing which one (strips or hooks) is right for your canvas, consider the following: the size and the weight of your print.
Adhesive hooks, depending on the size, are generally capable of holding a canvas from 0,45 to 3,6 kg in weight. It is also important to distribute the hooks evenly so that there won’t be too much pressure on a single hook. Regardless of which adhesive tool you pick, both require 30-second pressing. In the case of adhesive strips, the canvas has to be removed after the 30-second limit and re-attached only after a good hour has passed.
Another option which, unfortunately, will only apply to images that are particularly light in weight is mounting tape. A double-sided adhesive, this might come in handy if your decor does not exceed the one pound limit.
You can also use adhesives to affix simple wooden panels, which means that you’ll be able to display your canvases just as you would on regular shelving.
Ever-so-popular Velcro can also spare you from the trouble of unintentionally destroying your walls. Whether you attach it with super glue or, once again, use adhesive tape (for both frame and Velcro), Velcro is a well-tested method to keep your wall art where it should be – on your wall. Note, though, that the super glue option might require a paint job once the canvas and Velcro are removed.
Other Non-Intrusive Techniques
Have a nice, decorative moulding on your wall? Have a couple of neat-looking craft wires? Then you have all the ingredients for creating an amazing wall decor composition without putting a single hole in your wall. Tie the wire to an S-shaped hook and simply hang your canvas by the moulding. This option looks particularly great in rustic interiors!
#1 Grid-Like Furnishings
Likewise, you can think one step ahead when looking for new interior design solutions! Grid-like furnishings by your wall will not only look great but will give you additional space for exhibiting your wall art pieces. Odd as it may seem, here you might need to utilise clamp hangers or pegs (depending on the size). No worries, though, as the wooden models will organically complement both the canvas and the grid-like structure.
Another incredibly ingenious solution is the so-called pegboard. A substitute for regular walls in case you wish to have an impermanent canvas gallery wall (or a wall for kitchen/maintenance tools), it’s a nice, mobile section of a wall that you can freely move all around your apartment. The pegboard paves way for numerous means of affixing your canvas. You can either add adhesive hooks to the canvas and tie them on the other side of the board or simply employ regular iron hooks.
#3 Cork Board
Just like the pegboard option, the cork board is another creative detour that allows you to have a special wall reserved exclusively for your canvas prints. Just acquire a cork board bulletin wall that’s at least 2 cm thick, and you have it. Make as many holes and second takes as you wish without sacrificing the actual wall! This, however, will require some nail-hammer action, but the difference is that you can’t really lose anything.
Have you noticed that a lot of contemporary interiors utilise the easel as an additional, decorative element? That’s not without reason. Apart from endowing your room with a pop of artistic chic, it’s also a clever way to exhibit your photo print without damaging or in any way affecting the surface areas of your room. A beautiful easel with a neat canvas print on it will also make the environment look much more inspired!
With a special hanger set available on My-Picture.co.uk, the hanging of your canvas shouldn’t be an issue at all. However, if any of the methods listed above seem more compelling, feel free to go for it! DIY ingenuity, as we all know, is what modern interior design is all about!