Hang Framed Photos Straight? Simple Trick.
How to Hang Framed Photos?
So you scanned your nostalgia-filled family photos, picked out the favorites, got reprints made, and lovingly framed them. Now all that’s left to do is hang them, but you have zero confidence in your ability to hang framed photos straight? Don’t worry, here’s how to go about it.
First things first: Decide where to put them up, and how to cluster them. Our Facebook page suggests some aesthetically pleasing ways to group photos, or you could search Google Images for “grouping framed photos”. Center the photos at eye level, say 5 feet above the floor. If they are in a seating area, keep the frames’ bottom edges 6-8 inches above the furniture.
Next, spread brown paper (or newspapers) on the floor, and arrange your frames on it exactly as you want them to go on the wall. With a pencil, trace out the frames’ outlines. Now remove the frames, and draw a horizontal line representing the center of your grouping of frames.
Now position this guide sheet on the wall, make the center line exactly horizontal with a spirit level, and tape the paper in position on the wall (Did you know your iPhone and iPad have a spirit level within the Compass app? If not, see this.)
Cut a length of painters tape equal to the width of each frame. If the frames have brackets at the back, run the tape over them and stick it across the width. If the frames have hanger wire, stretch the wire upwards to determine the point where it will hang, then run the tape over it and stick it across the frame’s width. Mark the tape where the screws should go. Remove the tape lengths from the frames, and paste them along the top edges of the corresponding frame outlines on the sheet on the wall.
Measure down from the marks on the painter’s tape to the points where the screws should be driven, and mark the exact spots with pencil. Drive in the screws, and then remove the paper. That’s it – sou are all set to put up your frames and enjoy them.
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