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Old 08-06-2019, 11:31 PM
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Re: picture hanging hardware

I have never had any problems with braced panels, regardless of where the braces are or their orientation. I put the D rings between 3.5 and 4 inches from the top edge of the panel and stretch the wire as tight as I can get it using framers knots with the free ends wrapped 6 times around the wire. I never put the D Rings more than 1/4th of the way down from the top with smaller pieces, usually much less than that.

Loose wires cause your paintings to lean out from the wall too much for my liking. Tight wires up near the top also work much better with the suspension wires that many galleries use. The lower the wire and the more loose it is the more the painting will sag away from the wall.
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:32 AM
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Re: picture hanging hardware

Just use two hangers instead of one. One hanger on each side of the of bracer bar. Two hangers spaced about 1/3 a part from each other is common to help reduce the picture from tilting so it will also be more stable.
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Old 10-28-2019, 04:13 PM
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Re: picture hanging hardware

If the painting is big(since you're using braces I assume it is), just skip the wire altogether. I use triangle-rings (apologies if that is not the official name) they are more pointy than d-rings, and mount them directly to two screws(wide head) mounted on the wall. Your measurements must be 100% spot on to the millimetre, horizontally and vertically. The pointier shape keeps shift to a minimum and the painting is usually more flush to the wall this way.
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Old 10-30-2019, 07:19 AM
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Re: picture hanging hardware

3M command strips.
  • Eliminates holes in walls
  • Sizes to support over 15 pounds
  • Removes easily without damaging wall
  • Removes easily without damaging frame
  • Keeps painting level permanently
  • Eliminates need to punch holes in back of frame for hardware
  • No need for stand-offs at bottom of painting to keep painting parallel to wall
  • No need for felt buffers at corners of frame to protect wall
  • The little bubble level that comes with some packages is almost as handy as the strips, themselves.
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