When you decide to move house, one of the challenges you may face is how to fasten paintings on walls. This also happens to be the case if you opt to spruce up your home using paintings or other similar art items. There are many things that you need to keep in mind when doing […]

When you decide to move house, one of the challenges you may face is how to fasten paintings on walls. This also happens to be the case if you opt to spruce up your home using paintings or other similar art items. There are many things that you need to keep in mind when doing the fastening, which is why many people who try it out end up not doing it well. Some of the factors you need to keep in mind when doing this include:

effective ways to install paintings

Choosing the right spot

You will first need to choose the right spot in which you will place the fasteners for the painting. This usually depends on the way in which you choose to hang the painting. For instance, there are some people who would prefer to use steel socket set screws and aluminum hex head cap screws to create some leverage on which they will hang the painting. For lighter works of art, one could decide to place a screw on the all, and then hang the paint directly from it. Either way, you need to take into account the type of lighting and the feel you are going for when choosing the spot where you will hang it. In addition to that, you also have to consider the mechanical properties of the region you have chosen. For instance, there are some parts of the wall that might have plumbing running behind them. If you attempt to drill through them, you could end up damaging the pipes running through your house, and this would lead to further expenses in future.

 

Selecting the fasteners

It’s also important for you to pick the right fasteners for the job. The ideal fasteners to be used to hang paintings need to be strong enough to withstand the weight of the painting. In addition to that, they should also not be affected by factors such as corrosion and water damage. One of the most effective ways of selecting such fasteners is by consulting the contractor you are buying the fasteners from. Once you explain to them the reasons why you need them, they will be in a good position to help you identify the fasteners that will actually work for your specific needs.

The process of placing the fasteners

When you are putting the fasteners in place, you should pay attention to some techniques which ensure that the paintings will stay in place for long. One of these is drilling a pilot hole, filling it with wood and then placing the screw in the wood. This is a good way to ensure that the fastener will be tight, and that you will not have to drill it through the concrete. If you have to do the latter, it would be wise to buy concrete screws. You would still have to drill a pilot hole through which you will place the screws, so that the placement is as accurate as possible.
These are just a few of the tips you need to keep in mind when it comes to fastening a painting in place.

About the Author

Larry Melone
By Larry Melone
President

Started my career in the fastener world in 1969 at, Parker Kalon Corp. a NJ based screw manufacturer located in Clifton, NJ working in inventory control, scheduling secondary production and concluding there in purchasing. In 1971 I accepted a sales position at Star Stainless Screw Co., Totowa, NJ working in inside sales and later as an outside salesman, having a successful career at Star I had the desire with a friend to start our own fastener distribution company in 1980 named: Divspec, Kenilworth, NJ. This was a successful adventure but ended in 1985 with me starting Melfast in August 1985 and have stayed competitive and successful to date. Melfast serves the OEM market with approximately 400 accounts nationally.

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