Hanging Pictures Without Nails

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Hanging pictures without nails – can it be done? Our customers often ask us how they can put up pictures without nails.

At My-Picture.co.uk we offer a range of hanging accessories with our prints – often included in the price. But if you want to hang pictures without nails being used at all, you’ll need another solution!

That’s why we’ve put together a handy list of nail-free hanging alternatives which will leave your walls pristine and unpunctured.

And we’ll introduce you to a completely new and exclusive solution – Magnofix® – that’s set to take the interior design world by storm! And not a nail in sight!

Sometimes Nailing It Isn’t the Answer

Before you start swinging that hammer, ask yourself if using nails is the right choice for you. There are a few reasons why you might want to steer clear:

Hanging pictures without nails. Hammer and nails.

Whatever your reasons, we hope these suggestions for no-nail wall hanging hit the…ahem…nail on the head.


1) Double-Sided Tape

A simple, time-honoured solution when you want to stick something to something else. Double-sided sticky tape is easily available, cheap, and the way it works is all but self-explanatory.

The smoother the surface where you apply the tape, the better. So double-sided tape is a better solution for hanging frames without nails than for hanging unframed canvas.

Also, any impurities on the surface will weaken the bond, so be sure to clean well before you apply – consider an alcohol-based cleaner that will dry without residue.

Hanging pictures without nails. Roll of adhesive tape.

As a rule, we’d only recommend double-sided tape for smaller framed canvas prints.

Note also: there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to remove the tape without pulling away some of the paintwork.




2) Picture Hanging Strips

These are a recent innovation that have really filled a gap in the market and made damage-free picture hanging easier and more reliable.

The strips come in pairs. Each strip in the pair has a special adhesive layer on one side, and on the other side a “locking” surface that works like Velcro. Mounting your picture is a simple process:

Hanging pictures without nails. Picture on wall showing man holding puppy.

As with double-sided tape, the wall should be thoroughly cleaned first so that the adhesive can work properly.

Note: The number of strips you’ll need depends on the weight of your picture. The hanging strips come in different sizes and for each size the weight that each pair will support is clearly indicated. Just attach more pairs until you have enough to support your picture.




3) Magnofix®

Magnofix® is a brand-new wall decor solution. It works along similar lines to picture hanging strips, but uses a revolutionary magnetic+adhesive design that works like a dream!

The design is based on 2 slimline magnetised strips. The first of these is stuck to the back of your picture, the second is attached to the wall. You can then hang up your picture by simply bringing the two strips together!

So how can you get your hands on Magnofix®? For now, the only way is to buy MIXPIX® photo tiles from My-Picture.co.uk. MIXPIX® are lightweight 20 x 20cm print reproductions of your photos that provide all the stunning depth of colour and pin-sharp resolution our loyal customers expect. One Magnofix® hanging system comes free with every photo tile!

Hanging pictures without nails. Patterned prints on wall above sofa.

Want to swap your tiles around? Simply pull away the tiles (each with 1 magnetised strip attached), then reattach them to the strips left on the wall – but in different places. Once you’ve swapped, the magnetic effect will again hold your tiles securely in place!

And stay tuned for more wall decor products that will come with Magnofix® included soon! Get your decor fix with Magnofix®!




4) Picture Rail Suspension

This is a traditional hanging solution which could be just right for you – it depends mainly on when your home was built.

Look up. If your home dates from before the Second World War, there’s a good chance that you’ll see a thin strip of moulding running around the walls of your living room or bedroom, a foot or two from the ceiling.

If so, that’s your picture rail right there – and you can display your pictures with an added flourish of period charm by suspending them from this built-in solution to nail damage. It should take little more than an S-shaped hook or two and a length of twine or picture wire.

Hanging pictures without nails. Two pictures on wall showing architecture towers

Suspended pictures will be prone to swaying slightly, so it’s a good idea to cushion the bottom corners of your picture with felt or paper to avoid scraping marks.




5) Prop It Up

It’s worth asking yourself whether you really need your picture to be hung up at all.

Part of the appeal of canvas prints from My-Picture.co.uk lies in their robust, tactile build which gives them a timeless quality. Each canvas comes ready-stretched on a real pine frame, meaning they’re sturdy enough to be displayed propped up against a wall on any level surface.

A bookshelf or mantelpiece will make an ideal support for a smaller picture, and if you’re feeling adventurous you could even stand it on the picture rail (see above).

Hanging pictures without nails. Picture of leaf leaning against wall.

If you have a large-scale picture, consider placing it directly on the floor. It will bring a refreshing physicality to your decor, and really draw your pictures into the life of a room.

Maybe not the right choice for classic landscapes or portraits, but it works great for prints featuring blocks or splashes of bold colour.




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