How to Mount Photo Frames on the Wall

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How to Mount Photo Frames on the Wall

Hanging framed photos is a terrific way to personalise a living space. However, hanging photo frames is often tricky. If the placement is incorrect or the tools are not right, it could fall down, potentially breaking the frame. Even worse, the process of hanging the frame could damage the wall. With a bit of planning and the right equipment, buyers mount their photo frames on a wall without causing any damage to it or the wall, itself.


Equipment Needed

To hang a photo on a wall, people should ensure that they use the correct equipment. Some of the equipment that people require includes nails of about 5 cm in length, a hammer, and a measuring tape and pencil. For photo frames, it is not necessary to screw the frame to the wall using anchors. Screws and anchors are only required for very large or heavy frames. Standard frames need only a well-placed nail.


Choose a Location

Choose a place to hang the photo frame. Avoid hanging it too close to other pictures or posters, as this creates a cluttered appearance. In addition, be sure that the space is large enough to accommodate the size of the frame. Hanging photo frames at eye-level is a good way to ensure that the frame is high enough to be visible easily and is not so low that it could fall. Photo frames are light and there is no need to hang them near a wall stud, though this may still be a desirable option for those who want extra stability. To locate wall studs, people should rap on the wall until the find a solid backing. Electronic stud finders are also available to help with this process. Avoid hanging photo frames near heat sources or high-traffic zones of the wall; hanging one immediately next to a light switch, for instance, is unwise.



Use a pencil to place a mark on the wall roughly in the desired spot for hanging the frame. Hold the frame up to the wall at this location and mark the top and bottom of the frame, the edges, and the sides. Examine the back of the frame to determine where the hanger is located; some frames have a hanger or bracket for a nail located near the top, others near the centre. Measure the distance from the top of the frame to the bracket and mark the wall in the appropriate place. This should be easy if someone already marks the top, bottom, and sides of the frame.


Hanging the Frame

To hang the frame, take a nail and hammer it into the marking that indicates the location of the bracket. Hammer the nail in a straight line or, preferably, at a slight angle so that the nail head points toward the ceiling at a 45-degree angle. This keeps the frame securely on the nail. Hammering it incorrectly in a manner that causes it to droop downwards could cause the photo frame to slide off of the nail and break. Do not hammer the nail in all the way; it should stay firmly in the wall but have enough space outside of the wall to comfortably accommodate the bracket or hanger. Clean the pencil markings from the wall and hang the photo frame, adjusting it so that it sits evenly.


How to Buy Photo Frame-Hanging Supplies on eBay

Search eBay to find the supplies that you need to hang your photo frames. Search for small nails that are about 5 cm in length by conducting a direct search. Longer nails are acceptable as well, but do not use anything shorter; a nail that is too small may not be able to support the weight of the photo frame and could fall out of the wall, damaging both the wall and the frame in the process. By following these simple steps, you easily hang photo frames on your wall to add a personal touch to your living space.

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