How to Hang a Large Picture or Mirror with Hang & Level

couple looking at a large picture with d rings on the wall

Hanging a large framed picture, mirror or big piece of art doesn’t have to be complicated. With the right tools, a few simple steps and a friend to help, you’ll have your piece hung in no time.

In this example, we’ll show you how to hang a large picture with D-rings, which is the typical hanging hardware you’ll find on many large or heavy items.

It’s important not to take any chances with a large piece. Avoid accidents by using hardware designed to hold the weight securely. Always check the packaging for hardware specifications.

What You’ll Need:

1. Placing Your Frame
first steps in how to hang a large picture with d rings - positioning and marking the wall with tape

  • Have your helper hold the frame against the wall while you step back and determine the right spot on the wall.
  • Once you’ve found the right spot, mark the height of the frame with a horizontal piece of tape on the top edge

2. Find the spot for the first screw or nail

  • Place the first D-Ring onto the single hook of the Hang & Level and with your helper, place the frame and tool against the wall.
  • Line up the frame using the tape on the wall to make sure it’s at the right height. ( Note: If the tool’s handle doesn’t clear the top of the frame, angle it sideways. You’ll get the same results.).
  • Use a small level on top of the frame to make sure it’s straight.

first steps in how to hang a picture with D-Rings using Hang & Level to mark the spot for the screws

3. Install the first screw

  • Once the frame is in the right spot, keep the tool on the wall while your helper takes the picture down.
  • Press the single button to mark where the screw goes.
  • Install the first screw.


first steps in how to hang a large picture using Hang & Level and Déco Screws 4. Find the spot for the second screw

  • With your helper, place the frame on the wall, and hang it on the first screw. Place the other D-Ring onto the single hook of the Hang & Level.
  • Place a level on top of the frame, and move the Hang & Level vertically until the bubble is in the middle, to ensure it’s straight.
  • Once again, have your partner remove the frame while you keep the tool in place, and press the single button to mark the spot.

5. Install the second screw & hang your frame

  • Repeat the steps above to install the second screw.
  • With your helper, hang the frame onto the two screws and remove the tape from the wall. And you're done! 

Installing the second screw to hang a heavy picture

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