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Six Groups of People Who Really Know Picture Hanging

  • by Arthur Harrison
  • 4 min read

The picture hanging industry is composed of a diverse range of individuals with varying levels of expertise, each playing an essential role in creating visually appealing interior spaces. 

You'll meet artists, interior designers, handymen, and more. This group encompasses a talented bunch of folks who bring their different skills and expertise to the table. 

In this article, we will take a closer look at the people in the picture hanging industry and their roles in creating functional and beautiful interior spaces.

Creative artists are passionate individuals with unique perspectives on life. They create several art forms, including painting, drawing, photography, textured art, etc. Some create art as a hobby while others feature their art in galleries and in exhibits. For some, it is their means of living and they offer their works for sale. 

Artists want to make sure their work is hung correctly and securely. Since artists, especially those with a lot of experience in exhibits, work up on the wall most of the time, they have ample knowledge of picture hangers. 

👀 In case you didn’t know:

We offer Courtesy Hooks specifically for artists who sell their work. They are our standard nickel or brass drywall hooks in a "Thank You" courtesy bag. By attaching them to the pieces of artwork for sale, it improves customer satisfaction as it provides the hanging solution for the end user. 

A gallerist is defined as an owner or operator of an art gallery. Their responsibilities include buying and selling artwork, keeping the gallery running, and making sure to display paintings securely and aesthetically in the technical aspects.

That being said, they have sufficient knowledge of which hangers to use for specific types of art and different types of shows. Depending on the gallery or exhibit, they may use a method that involves hanging art directly on walls while in other instances, they may want to hang art from the ceiling or from a track system.  

In other words, gallerists look for picture hanging hardware or art hangers that balance an art gallery's security and aesthetic needs. 

Homeowners, in our experience, have many different things they want to hang. They range from family pictures, framed art, and wall decor. Usually, they have picture hanging kits and hardware available, however, some homeowners have yet to learn about the different picture hanger types and need some assistance choosing the right hanger for their piece.

These folks buy various picture hanging hardware depending on the design of their space and personal preference — some like traditional wall hooks, some secure French cleats, and others classy gallery systems for multiple frames. 

DIYers, or people who do Do-It-Yourself projects, take on home improvement and repair projects themselves rather than calling a professional. They have a wide range of knowledge and skills; some may even have experience in specific areas like picture hanging.

They understand different types of picture hangers, their weight ratings, and how to install them. Aside from that, they also show how important it is to hang pictures securely to avoid damaging walls.

DIY picture hanging projects may include hanging pictures, mirrors, or artwork at home, in the office, or any commercial space. You’ll often see tutorials that involve:

  • Determining placement
  • Choosing the appropriate picture hangers
  • Measuring and marking the wall
  • Securely hanging the item, and
  • Gallery walls

👀 In case you didn’t know:

We worked with a lovely DIYer a while back, and her name is Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse. She wrote a beautiful article teaching her readers how to hang art using the different picture hangers we have in-store, such as D-rings, sawtooth hangers, brass hooks, French cleats, and gallery tracks.

Interior designers are professionals who help create functional and aesthetically pleasing interior spaces. They use design principles, color theory, lighting, furniture selection, and more. Having an eye for design, these experts know what best to hang for a specific space.

That said, they have extensive knowledge of how to hang pictures, art, and mirrors. They also understand the importance of hanging them at the right height and place to create balance and symmetry in a room.

Interior designers consider the room's overall design, the size and weight of the items to be hung, and the wall condition. Moreover, they consider the client's preferences, style, and budget to create a cohesive and functional design.

Handymen are highly skilled and experienced in carpentry, electrical work, and plumbing trades.

In terms of picture hanging, handymen also have a good understanding of picture hangers, wall types, and how to install hardware properly. They regularly use tools for picture hanging, such as hammers, screwdrivers, and levels, to ensure that items are hung straight.

Sometimes, they are called to install shelves, wall-mounted fixtures, and heavy items, and perform tasks that require drilling or hanging things on walls or from the ceiling. Aside from picture hanging and installation, they can also do repairs and replacements wherever needed.

To sum it up, handymen know their stuff and use these skills and expertise to complete essential tasks.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, individuals with a background and proficiency in picture hanging are equipped to take on various projects. These projects can range from hanging a single piece of framed art to constructing a comprehensive gallery wall. All types of picture hanging people possess the skills and expertise to enhance any space with visually appealing pictures and artwork. 

If you have questions or need help hanging your art, we are here to help! Send us an email at support@picturehangsolutions.com and we will gladly assist!

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