How to Hang a Picture : How to Hang Pictures with a Wire Hanger

How to Hang a Picture : How to Hang Pictures with a Wire Hanger

January 16, 2020 37 By Peter Engel


Hi, I’m Bobby Hestor on behalf of Expert Village.
In this series, we’re going to show you how to hang big pictures, small pictures and every
size in between. We’re going to show you how to use hangers and we’re going to show you
how to quickly and easily hang pictures just like a professional. In this segment, I’m
going to show you how to hang a picture that has a wire hanger on the back of it. A lot
of times, you’ll see that on artwork or a large piece of antique art or whatever. This
one has a wire. Sometimes it’s kind of hard to tell where you need to put your anchor.
And the way that you can tell is you want to take this wire and you want to hold it
nice and tight. And then get your tape measure and measure from the top of the painting to
the wire at the highest point. And that is 2 1/4 inches on this particular picture. So
I’m not sure about the height on this one, so I’m going to hold it up there and see what
looks good. And I like that height right there. So I’m going to put just a real light pencil
mark at the top of this picture.
And that represents the top, and if you remember earlier, we measured 2 1/4 inches down to
the wire. So now we need to measure down 2 1/4 inches and we’ll put another mark. And
that will be the mark where the wire and the hanger need to go. Now this particular hanger
– the nail is higher than the point than the picture’s going to hang from. So, we put
it up there and we make sure the bottom of the hanger is at the mark, and that’s where
we’re going to nail the hanger into. So now I’m going to put my safety glasses on because
I’m about to use the hammer. And I’m going to drive that in there. Okay. And now it’s
time to hang our picture. So we take the wire and hook it onto the hanger. And sometimes
with these pictures you have to work it back and forth until you get the center point because
the fuddle will be unlevel. So once you get it where you want it, there you go. You have
your picture hung.