How to hang a canvas print

Canvas Hanging Instructions

Have you bought a canvas print from us or even another canvas printing company and it has arrived with a bracket that you do not know what to do with? Look no further. We have put together a video to help you get your bracket attached to the canvas print and then up on the wall as soon as possible. All of our canvas prints come with a free hanging kit that we buy from our canvas print supplier GetCanvasPlus. There are two parts to the hanging bracket. The first part is the square plate that attaches to the back of the canvas frame. The second part is the picture hook that attaches to the wall. Once both these parts are securely fastened, you simply hook the square metal plate over the hook and the canvas sits closely to the wall.

As you can see from the attached video below, the hanging a canvas print is very simple and you really cannot go wrong.

The benefits of using our canvas print hanging kits are :

  1. Extremely simple to fit to the canvas frame.
  2. Hangs your canvas print straight first time, every time.
  3. Canvas Frame sits flush to the wall with no leaning or warping.
  4. The hanging kit can be used on almost every surface.

How to hang your canvas infographic

There are a few other things that you should note before you go ahead and hang your canvas on the wall.

  1. Make sure that there are no electric cables or pipes underneath the spot where you are going to attach the canvas bracket to the wall.
  2. Always mark the centre of the back of the canvas frame before you start so you can get the bracket perfectly in the middle of the frame.
  3. Make sure that you check with the Mrs before you decide on where to hang the canvas. If you make this decision yourself, it will be wrong :D
  4. Once your canvas is up on the wall, make sure you care for it by giving it a light dusting once in a while. DO NOT apply any chemicals to the canvas unless you have had the coating applied to the final print.

If you do not want to use this method to hang your canvas print, there are other ways to achieve the same result which we have listed below.

  1. You can purchase some sawtooth hangers from your local DIY store and attach one to the top of the canvas. You then need to hold the canvas up to the wall and use a pencil to mark the place for the hangers. Add a nail in to the wall and then slot the sawtooth hanger over the nail.
  2. You can install D-ring holders or screw eyes to both sides of the canvas, about a quarter of the way from the top, then add wire across the back of the canvas leaving a bit of slack. Mark the position on the wall where you want to place the canvas and then place a nail in the wall.
  3. The fastest and easiest way to hang a canvas print is to simply mark the position on the wall, insert a nail or screw in to the wall and use the canvas stretcher bar to sit directly over the nail. If it it a bigger canvas, two nails or screws maybe required. Remember to insert the nail approximately 40mm lower than where you want the top of the canvas photo to sit. This is allowing for the depth of the frame.

We do strongly suggest that our canvas hanging kits are used on all our products as we have tried and tested all methods over the years and we have found these haning kits to be the best solution.

When hanging or fixing anything to the wall, especially canvas prints, always ensure there are no pipes or electric cables hidden underneath the wall. Use a cable and pipe detector at all times to be on the safe side.

Some common questions that we get asked

What measurements are the sizes displayed in on your site?

All the sizes are shown in inches. A conversion is shown at the side of each side for the metric versions.

What are the frames and canvas you use made from?

We use 18mm or 38mm pine stretcher bars and our canvas is a poly-cotton blend to give superior sharpness.

The size of canvas I require is not listed on the webste. Do you do bespoke sized canvas prints?

Yes, we stock bars in every size from 6" up to 40" incrementing every 2". Our unique ordering system will guide you through the entire process.

Can you offer discounts for larger orders or even trade customers?

Yes we always have offers running and discount codes. For details see our offers page HERE

If you would like any more assistance with hanging your canvas, please get in touch.

Thank you - Canvasdesign


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