How To Guides
How to hang your art
If done well, hanging your art can give you the most satisfying feeling. Stepping back and admiring the result of what you’ve spent so long planning, is the very final part in the whole art buying process. That’s why we feel it’s important for you to take the time to prepare and plan before you hang your art.
Make art the centrepiece of your room with these 3 steps on how to hang.Be prepared
Before you start, make sure you’re fully prepared with the necessary tools to hand. These include a hammer, nails, a pencil (for marking the point where the nail will go), a tape measure, a screwdriver, screws, support plugs, drill and a spirit level. Also, try to get someone to help. It’s a lot easier (and more fun) to hang pictures with a partner.
Remember, your custom frame is supplied with appropriate fixtures and fittings to suit the size and weight of the frame, including string.
Decide where you’re going to hang your art
There are lots of fun and inspiring ways to position your art, but a good general rule is to make sure the centre of the artwork or group of art sits at about eye level. Artwork is best viewed at eye level and for this reason you will notice that art galleries, museums and other great art institutions all display their artwork this way.
Finally, have a good think about the space available on the wall and the features and furniture it might hang next to. Your artwork should always have enough even space around it on your wall, so that it doesn’t appear cramped.Hanging your art
Once you’ve decided where everything will go, you’ll need to measure out your space and decide how best to centre your artwork. Make a small pencil mark on the wall where you want your picture to sit (the middle of the piece at roughly eye level) and another little mark on the wall for the nail (marking where the top of the tightened string will be). Canvas art is hung by its internal wooden frame at the back, so make sure the pencil mark for the nail is measured to fit that.
Next, hammer the nail into the wall where you have made the marking for the nail and hang your art. Use a spirit level to make sure your picture is straight and, if you want to, place wall mount tape on the back of the frame to keep it from sliding around.
Finally, step back and admire.
How to take care of your art
Taking good care of your framed or canvas art at home can ensure the artwork you love lasts for years. We've highlighted some great tips below, based on our customer's frequently asked questions.
How do I clean framed art?
Before cleaning, remove the framed art from the wall and place on a flat stable surface.
The frame itself can be gently cleaned or dusted with a soft cloth or brush. Avoid using chemical cleaning products on your frame.
To clean Perspex glazing, wipe very gently using only a clean, damp and non-abrasive cloth. Use either water or a mild Perspex cleaner to dampen, again apply the fluid on to the cloth rather than the glazing itself.
How do I clean canvas art?
To prevent the build up of dust and having to do a more thorough clean it's always advisable to dust your Canvas art regularly with a feather duster. Alternatively, use a soft dry cloth to gently clean. Avoid using a damp cloth when cleaning your Canvas art.How do I pack my framed art for transporting?
Find a cardboard box to fit the artwork within, making sure there's enough room for the bubble wrapping too.
Next, wrap your artwork up in bubble wrap. The corners of your artwork are most vulnerable, so ensure the corners are covered and protected well.
In order to add extra protection and ensure the artwork is snug, place packing material within the box and place the wrapped artwork within. Finally, use strong packing tape to close and secure the box.