How to Hang a Canvas Print

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Our customers often ask us how to hang a canvas print they’ve bought. So here’s our complete guide to hanging canvas.

The truth is, canvas prints are pretty light and don’t need heavy-duty support. But you still want a hanging solution that keeps your print as stable as possible, while staying neatly out of the way to let your beautiful print soak up all the attention.

Well, we like to help our customers get what they want! That’s why we offer a special hanger set that can be added to any canvas print order at a small extra cost.

Here we talk you through the process of hanging canvas using our hanger set. It couldn’t be simpler. And in case you need a visual aid, there’s also a how-to video which shows you the basic steps. Good luck!

 

Our Hanger Set – An Introduction

You can add the hanger set to your order once you reach the shopping cart. You’ll need one set for each canvas you buy. Each set costs just £3.

NOTE: The hanging technique is rather different for SMALL and for LARGE canvas prints. But each hanger set includes all the elements you’ll need for EITHER technique – so if you added the set to your order, you’re ready to go!

And we’ll give full instructions for both techniques below.

So, here’s what you’ll need to get your new canvas on the wall:

Oh, and just in case you still haven’t actually got a canvas print to hang up, you can take care of that here!

 

How to Hang a Canvas – Our Video Guide

In a few simple steps, this video demonstrates how to hang a canvas using our hanger set. First we show you how to hang small prints, then large prints – just replay the relevant section if anything was unclear first time around.

And feel free to read a more in-depth description of each hanging technique in the written explainers below.

 


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How to Hang a Small Canvas – Full Instructions

We recommend this hanging technique for canvas prints up to 60 x 30cm in size.

How to hang your canvas print the complete guide. Small format canvas.

What you’ll need from our hanger set:

How to hang your canvas print. The complete guide. Hanger set for small format canvas.

Step 1: With a pencil, mark the points where you’re going to insert the nails into the wall. The sawtooth hanger will rest on the nails later, so the distance the nails sit apart needs to be the same as the distance between the first and last grooves of the sawtooth hanger’s serrated edge. The nails will also need to be on an even plane, so you might want to use a spirit level to check your chosen points are even. The red attachments on the nails are there to ensure the nails are hammered in equally deep (feel free to discard the attachments if you want your canvas to hang closer to the wall). When you’re ready, hammer away!

How to hang your canvas print. The complete guide. Nails close together.

Step 2: Using the pair of (longer) screws, secure the sawtooth hanger to the back of your canvas, in the middle of the top stretcher bar. Again, it’s recommended to do some measuring first to get the position just right. Note: the serrated edge needs to point downwards!

How to hang your canvas print. The complete guide. Sawtooth hanger on stretcher bar.

Step 3: Hang your small canvas by resting the first and last grooves of the sawtooth hanger on the nails.

Your small canvas is now ready for display – simple as that.

How to hang your canvas print. The complete guide. Small format canvas hanged.n

 

How to Hang a Large Canvas – Full Instructions

We recommend this hanging technique for canvas prints 60 x 40cm in size or larger.

How to hang your canvas print. The complete guide. Hanging large format canvas.

What you’ll need from our hanger set:

How to hang your canvas print. The complete guide. Hanger set for large format canvas.

Step 1: Using the four (shorter) screws, secure a triangular D-ring to each of the side stretcher bars so the two D-rings are pointing towards each other horizontally. They should be above the halfway point of the side stretcher bars, but not too close to the top. It helps to do some prior measurements so that the D-rings are on a level plane.

How to hang your canvas print. The complete guide. Triangular D-rings on the stretcher bars.

Step 2: Thread the cord through the D-rings and tie it to form a loop, cutting off any length you don’t need. The loop of cord should be loose enough that it can form a trapezium (see below). The top corners of this trapezium should be inside the frame of the canvas – these corners will correspond to the position of the nails in the wall.

How to hang your canvas print. The complete guide. Cord through the triangular D-rings.

Step 3: With a pencil, mark the points on the wall where you’re going to insert the nails. You can judge where your canvas will sit on the wall by lining up the position of the nails with the top corners of the cord trapezium. If you’re in any doubt, use a spirit level to make sure the nails are on a level plane. When you’re happy, hammer in the nails. They’ll need to be deep enough that the protruding section of each nail isn’t longer than the depth of your frame.

How to hang your canvas print. The complete guide. Two nails fair distance apart.

Step 4: Hang your large canvas by simply resting one length of the loop of cord on the nails.

And that’s it – you’ve successfully hung your large canvas photo print. Wasn’t really that hard, was it?

How to hang your canvas print. The complete guide. Large format canvas hanged.

 

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