How to Hang a Large Canvas
Hanging oversized art calls for a slightly different approach than the smaller pieces you might have hung in the past.
But no worries, it’s still easy. First things first, you need the right hardware. Rather than a screw eye hook,
which is most commonly used for hanging art,
I suggest using a D-Ring for larger pieces. A D-Ring (named for its shape) attaches to the back of the picture
frame and creates a stronger foundation for hanging.
Depending on how large you go, heavy-duty hanging wire and hooks might also be needed. These keep oversized art more secure on the wall. Should you choose to go this route, check the specs of the wire you are using to be safe; it will list a break point that can be translated to max frame size.
NOTE: if you print and frame your extra-large art with us, this will be taken care of – it arrives at your door fully assembled with all the hanging supplies needed!
For the heaviest pieces, it’s best to anchor your hanging hook directly to a stud. If your art is going to be placed where people are likely to bump into it, you can also use a cleat hanger system. You can find one at your local hardware store, or can request we install one on a picture frame you order from us by contacting our Customer Care team.
If you’re doing it yourself, they’re a little more work to install,
but they’ll hold up just about anything and prevent your masterpiece from tilting
(I can’t be the only one who’s a little nuts about keeping art looking straight!)