5 Easy Ways to Hang Canvas Prints

5 Easy Ways to Hang Canvas Prints

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Do you have some beautiful canvas prints in store, and your walls are still empty, with nothing to start the conversation? If you’re looking for ways to hang the canvas prints on your living room wall, you are on this page.

Decide on where exactly you want to hang the canvas prints in your home before you can proceed with anything. You should also consider the size of the canvas print before deciding how to hang it.

Also See: Best Tips To Decorate Your Room With Custom Canvas Prints

What you need to hang a canvas 

To hang your canvas, these are some of the items that you will need:

  • 1 nail
  • 2 Sticky pads
  • Sawtooth bracket
  • 1 hook
  • 2 screws
  • Spirit level
  • Philips-head screwdriver

Method #1 - Hang with a sawtooth bracket 

Now that you have all the materials that you will need to hang your canvas prints, you can take the following steps to make the process easy:

Step 1 – Mark the wall 

The first step to hanging a canvas is marking the wall to know an ideal position to achieve a perfect display.

Use a pencil to mark the exact place you want to place the canvas on the wall. Also, remember that the top of the canvas will always sit some distance above this pencil mark.

Also See: What is a mirrored edge on a canvas print?

Step 2 – Hammer wall hook 

The next step is to hammer the wall hook on the spot you’ve marked with a pencil. Hammer the wall nail carefully to avoid damaging the wall and hitting your finger. You can hammer the nail slightly to ensure the wall takes most weight.

Step 3 – Attach the bracket to the canvas 

Once you have the wall hook in position, you should now attach the bracket to the back of the canvas. You can choose which side you want depending on how you want to display the canvas – that is up to you. Use a screwdriver to screw the bracket into the right place.

Also See: Difference Between Acrylic Prints Vs Canvas Prints

Step 4 - Hang the canvas 

The last step is to hang the canvas print on the wall. It is that simple. You can also make any adjustments if you are not comfortable with the display. Check the display with a spirit level if you have one.

Method #2 - Hang with eye hooks 

Most people prefer to hang canvas with eye hooks. This is one of the simplest ways to hang a canvas on your living room wall. Follow these steps to hang the canvas print

  • Screw eye hooks on each side of the wood frame, at least five inches from the top.
  • Get an art wire, string it between the two eye hooks, and leave some way to hang the canvas.
  • Hammer a nail on the wall, where you mark it with a pencil. You can also use a hook instead. Now you are good to go.

Also read: Things To Consider Before Buying A Canvas Print

One advantage of this method is that you can easily adjust the canvas to the position you want. All you have to do is change the size of the art string.

Method #3 - Hang with adhesive strips

You need at least four adhesive strips for this method. Follow the steps below:

  • Mark with a pencil where to hang the canvas 
  • Place adhesives strips on each corner of the canvas wood frame
  • Place the canvas on the wall and ensure it aligns with your markings

Also See: Should You Laminate Canvas Prints?

Method #4 - Hang with J-hooks

You will need at least two or more J-hooks depending on the canvas size.

  • Mark the wall with a pencil
  • Position the J-hook on the wall
  • Hammer the nail on the hook slightly
  • Ensure the hooks are aligned perfectly

Method #5 - Hang with a nail

The nail method is the simplest, but most people shy away from it because of the damage it can cause to your wall.

  • Mark the wall with a pencil
  • Hammer the nail into the marked place on the wall
  • Only hammer the nail, leaving some inches out.
  • Hang your canvas on the nail.

Also See: All You Need To Know About Canvas Prints

Tips for hanging canvas prints 

  • Before you can hang your canvas print, you should first clean the wall with a damp cloth
  • Measure the desired distance from the side objects, ceiling, and floor. The most desired position to hang the canvas print is 10 inches above the object and between 56-60 inches from the floor.
  • Mark this spot with a pencil to help you remember where to hang the canvas print.
  • Place stick-on wall pads at the back of the canvas to protect the wall paint from scratches.
  • Hang the canvas print at the centre
  • Keep levelling the canvas until it is perfectly straight

Also See: Should You Laminate Canvas Prints

Final Thoughts 

When you have a personalised canvas print, the best you can do is hang it for your guest to see. Canvas is a good conversation starter in homes; as such, you want to ensure you are hanging it in the right place. Apply these DIY tips to hang your canvas for perfect home décor.

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