How to hang a large canvas is an important question. The way you hang your canvas is going to be one of the hallmarks of your art collection for the rest of your life. So, I’m sure you want it to look great for years to come, but not too great that it’s in danger of damaging or getting damaged.
So, how do you start deciding where and how to hang your large canvas? It’s really not very difficult if you have some basic tools at home. You should already have a canvas hanging pole, a gallery board, gallery mat, and a hanger bar, if not, they should be easily available at your local arts and craft store. If you don’t, then you can also borrow them from family or friends.
The first thing you need to do is decide on how large your canvas will be before you start hanging it. You may be wondering why you would need to know this, but it’s actually very important to know when you are going to hang the canvas. When you get ready to hang a large canvas, you need to be able to estimate how long it will take to hang the canvas by taking note of how far away the wall is from where you are hanging the canvas. That way you can figure out how much extra weight you will need to carry with you so you won’t tip the canvas over.
If your canvas is over four feet in height, you definitely want to have help for the job. If the canvas is more than eight feet in length and your hanging area is only a few feet squared, then it’s pretty easy to do the hanging alone. If you feel like you could possibly harm yourself hanging the canvas, then call a local artist to help you. If you don’t want to pay for an artist’s service, then ask some friends for help. They may be able to give you pointers on getting the canvas hung properly if you are having trouble doing it yourself.
When hanging a canvas, you also need to make sure that the canvas is hung on solid wood. Canvas that is not hung on wood will most likely be damaged in no time at all, especially if it is hanging outdoors. Canvas that is placed between two pieces of wood often times does not last very long, especially if there are pests in the area. If you are going to hang art on the wall in question, then make sure that you use a sealer to protect the art from the elements. The sealer will prevent any moisture from getting underneath the artwork.
Hanging a canvas on the wall may sound like a simple task, but there are several things that you need to consider before taking the leap to a new decorating experience. First off, when you are choosing how to hang a large canvas, you need to make sure that the canvas you choose is the right size for the wall space that you have available. Artwork should always be displayed in the largest space available. If you are unsure as to whether or not the canvas is the proper size for the space, then it is best to have someone professional to come into your home and take a look at it for you.