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Oct 25, 2022
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How To Hang Fine Art Without Nails

Hang Art Without Nails

Whether you’re a renter, homeowner, or living in student housing, you need to get creative about how to hang your favorite pieces of artwork without damaging your walls. Yes, you can be a renter and still collect fine art. Put away the hammer and nails. We’ve put together some tips and tricks to help you hang pictures without nails, so you don’t damage walls or upset your landlord.

4 Damage-Free Ways To Hang Paintings

  1. Use Adhesive Picture Hooks Or Strips
  2. Set Art On Shelving & Furniture
  3. Use A Display Easel
  4. Make Use Of Picture Rails

1. Stick To Adhesive Picture Hooks & Strips

Hanging art has become a whole lot easier thanks to the availability of adhesive strips. From velcro to hooks, these sticky hanging helpers come in a variety of styles, finishes, and weight-compatibility ratings. Make sure to choose a set rated for the weight of your new wall decor and compatible with your wall finish. Then, just follow the instructions for installation and removal.

2. Place Artwork On Shelving & Furniture

Displaying a painting can be as simple as setting it on a mantle, placing it on a bookshelf, or propping it on a table. Before you rule out a really standout piece of artwork, consider the shelving and furniture options you already have or can easily acquire.

3. Discover The Display Easel

For really special work, why not invest in a display easel? You can choose from floor or tabletop models as well as styles as varied as your home decor. Wrought iron, acrylic, ornate woodwork as beautiful as a frame, lighting – the skies the limit. Many are adjustable, and all are portable, so moving your paintings takes very little effort.

4. Have You Heard Of Picture Rails?

If you live in an older home, you may already have a type of molding used for hanging artwork. This thin architectural detail may be wood or look like a brass rod. The thin lip on the rail is made to work with hooks that attach to chains or wire that you then connect to your paintings.

Picture rails make it really easy to adjust your collection, both horizontally and vertically, without a lot of patching, hammering, painting, or drilling.

Shop More Art Worth Hanging With Or Without The Nails

Now that you know how to hang your artwork without using nails or damaging walls, why not add to your collection? Shop Thomas Kinkade Studios Limited Edition paintings today, or contact us with questions about availability and for help placing your order.


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