We service your home, office or corporate setting to hang everything from a single piece to large assembly, or anything else mirrors you may have. Always consult a picture framing professional before hanging your artwork… There may be hidden dangers you are not aware of. Proper hanging and care of your artwork is essential for safety and longevity for your valuables.
Hanging Your Picture
All frames except for those with saw tooth hangers or ones hung from ceiling mouldings should be hung with proper picture hooks that you can get from your framer or local picture frame shop. Hanging from a nail allows the frame to more easily shift from level and increases the danger that the frame being knocked off the wall. Ideally, frames should be hung with the proper wall anchor from two hooks.
In cases of very heavy frames or when mounting frames against brick or masonry walls, the use of molly screws or masonry hangers is necessary. Hooks are also available for use with this type of hardware.
Properly hung artwork combines concern for the safety of the artwork with the aesthetic concerns of lighting and visual balance within the room.
Spacing is an important element. Each picture should be placed not too far nor to high or too close to its neighbor.
It is suggested to use two hooks to hang anything larger than 24" x 30". When determining where to put the hooks, use a carpenter's level to ensure that the picture will hang straight. This will help distribute the picture's weight more evenly, and your picture will hang straight without constant vigilance.
Mirrors are fragile and heavy items, your safety is reliant on their correct installation. Therefore, we strongly recommend that large mirrors be installed by qualified professional.
If you should select to hang your mirror yourself, it is crucial to use wall anchors that take into careful attention the type of wall and weight of the mirror to be hung. It is always suggested to use two mounting points on the wall (rather than one) to better distribute the weight and allow for a more secure installation.
Hang Ups Picture Framing is fully insured to warrant you get safe and secure hanging of your art and valuables. We are a qualified vendor of the Gyford Standoff Systems, Arakawa Hanging System. We are always here to offer suggestions for your individual situation should you have a question about installing your artwork.