Tips and tricks for a successful hook
HANGING WITH THE RIGHT TOOLS
A high heel shoe cannot replace a hammer! Make sure to have the right tools within easy reach :
- A tape measure
- A pencil
- Kraft paper to cut out templates
- Adhesive putty
- A hammer
- Hooks for hanging, and fitting nails and/or screws
Anchor bolts and screws (for large frames)
- A carpenter's level (24")
1. NEVER WITHOUT A HITCH
It is essential to use hook anchors that are suited for a particular type of wall. Plastic ones are useful for a gypsum wall; otherwise, a simple nail will slide and slowly rip the wall. By using the right anchors, you won't have to worry about your canvas falling in the middle of the night!
2. STABILITY IS THE KEY
Knock in two nails - or two hooks – with a 1 cm spacing to level off the frame. This is not necessary if the canvas is small.
3. THE VELCRO IS YOUR FRIEND
Stick a small piece of Velcro (1/4") on the inferior corners of frames to help keep their often-fragile balance. Otherwise, a little adhesive putty will do the trick!