How Do I Hang a Stretched Canvas Painting?

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If you wish to hang a stretched canvas painting on a wall without framing it, you can do so using a method that involves nails. While many would assume that a single nail in the center of the frame would suffice, the truth is that you need to use two nails per side in order to guarantee a sturdy finish. The extra support will allow you to hang the frame easily and quickly.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 nails
  • Hammer
  • Hold the painting up to the wall in the position that you wish to hang it.

  • Lower the painting 1 inch and use a pencil to create four marks directly above the painting. The marks should be one-third from each side of the painting.

  • Hammer a nail into each mark, leaving about 1/2 inch of nail protruding from the wall. A 2-inch nail should be sufficient to hang all average-sized stretched canvases that have 1/2-inch thick frames.

  • Hang the painting by resting the frame over the nails.

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