We service your home, office or corporate setting to hang everything from a single piece to large groupings, mirrors or anything else you have to hang. Proper hanging and care of your artwork is essential for safety and longevity for your valuables. Always consult a picture framing professional before hanging your artwork...there may be hidden dangers you are not aware of.
All frames except for those with sawtooth hangers or ones hung from ceiling mouldings should be hung with proper picture hooks that you can get from your framer or local picture frame shop. Hanging from a nail allows the frame to more easily shift from level and increases the danger that the frame being knocked off the wall. Ideally, frames should be hung with the proper wall anchor from two hooks.
In cases of very heavy frames or when mounting frames against brick or masonry walls, the use of molly screws or masonry hangers is necessary. Hooks are also available for use with this type of hardware.
Properly hung artwork combines concern for the safety of the artwork with the aesthetic concerns of lighting and visual balance within the room.
Spacing is an important element in a grouping. Each picture should be placed not too far from, nor too close to
It is suggested to use two hooks to hang anything larger than 24" x 30". When determining where to put the hooks, use a carpenter's level to ensure that the picture will hang straight. This will help distribute the picture's weight more evenly, and your picture will hang straight without constant vigilance.
Preferred Picture Framing is fully insured to ensure you get safe and secure hanging of your art and valuables. We even offer Arakawa hanging systems and security wall mounts. Call us at (626) 676-9225 if you have a question about where you might be hanging your artwork. We are always available to help with the proper suggestions for your individual situation. (Ask about our 1 hour guarantee)