How to keep picture frames hanging straight on a wall?

 Picture Hanging tips Keep frames straight

Trying to keep picture frames straight on a wall can be a real challenge.  But take heart there are solutions available. Choose carefully though, some options are only temporary fixes, some are more damaging to walls than others and some choices will cure the problem.

Some people use tacky wax, silly putty, sewing needles, double sided tape or any type of tape folded on itself to hold the bottom corners of their frames in place.

Here are my top 3 solutions:

If your frame is fitted with a picture wire:

  • Keep the wire tight so your art will hang flush against the wall reducing the chances it will shift. In addition, using 2 picture hooks or nails will equally distribute the weight of the piece keeping it looking straight.

Silicone bumpers or “rubber feet”:

  • Place them on the bottom corners of your frames. Their gummy texture will stick to the wall without damaging the surface.

Use Anchor Points: (my favourite)

  • Just like the bumpers, they stick to the bottom corners of your frames. When pushed into the wall, they’ll keep your frames perfectly straight. Guaranteed to survive dusting and a busy household.

Do you have any tips or tricks for keeping pictures straight?

Liette Tousignant
Co-Founder of Under The Roof Decorating


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