Hook Hanging Method

Your frame will be fitted with D-rings and picture cord, so that you can hang your framed print on a picture hook. 

Tools required: 

Picture hook, hammer, pencil, tape measure.

Hard wall picture hook

A picture hook like this can be used on any sort of wall: 

They come in three sizes, so please check your frame weight (this can be found in the product details) and ensure your hook will support it.  

Use a pencil to mark the spot you would like to place your frame. Ensure that the base of the hook – where the cord will hang from – is centred on the spot you have marked. Hold the hook in place, and use the hammer to gently tap the pins into the wall. 

To remove the hook, slide something strong and thin (e.g. a butter knife) behind the hook, and gently lever it out.

Hook size guide:

'Small' Hook - Approximately 22 mm

  • Plasterboard Capacity: 2.5 kg (2 hooks = 5 kg)

'Medium' Hook - Approximately 30 mm

  • Plasterboard Capacity: 4 kg (2 hooks = 8 kg) | Solid wall Capacity: 5 kg (2 hooks = 10 kg)

'Large' Hook - Approximately 40 mm

  • Plasterboard Capacity: 5 kg (2 hooks = 10 kg) | Solid wall Capacity: 10 kg (2 hooks = 20 kg)

Traditional Picture Hook

A picture hook like this should only be used on plasterboard walls, or the hollow sections of dot and dab walls.

We recommend using the double pin version for all our frame sizes for extra security. It is also good to look for picture hooks with ‘hardened pins’ as they tend to be of better quality and won’t bend.

Use a pencil to mark the spot you would like to place your frame. Ensure that the base of the hook – where the cord will hang from – is centred on the spot you have marked. Then, holding the hook in position, feed one of the pins through the set of holes on one side, ensuring it is lined up through both. Then use a hammer to gently tap the pin through the holes, and into the wall. Repeat with the second set of holes.

A large double hook is suitable for hanging our small and medium frames, but for large frames we strongly recommend that you use Hanging Method 2.