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How to Hang Metal Wall Art: Easy Tips & Tricks

Metal wall art can be a great choice to decorate your home with unique and modern art pieces. However, hanging metal wall art can be tricky if you need to familiarize yourself with the process of using hangers on plaster walls, drywall, or brick walls. This article will guide you through the steps to properly hang metal wall art using hangers on plaster walls, drywall, or brick walls.

Before we start, it’s important to note that metal wall art comes in various shapes, sizes, and weights. Some pieces require a different hanging technique than others. Read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully and take all necessary precautions to avoid damaging your walls, whether they are drywall or plaster, or the artwork.

Choose the Location

The first step is determining where to hang your metal wall art. Consider the size of the piece and the wall space available. You want to ensure the artwork is centered and at eye level.

Shimmering gold metal wall art
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To hang metal wall art, you’ll need some basic tools, including hanger, drywall, walls, and plaster.

  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Level
  • Wall anchors
  • Screws
  • Drill of hammer
Gold leaf-shaped metal wall art
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Measure and Mark the Wall

Using your measuring tape, measure the distance from the floor to the desired location of the artwork on the walls. Mark the spot with a pencil.

Next, measure the artwork’s width and mark the piece’s center with a pencil. This will help you align the painting later.

Install Wall Anchors

If you’re hanging the metal wall art on drywall, you must use wall anchors to ensure a secure hold when drilling. Drill a hole into the drywall at the marked spot using the appropriate size drill bit for your wall anchor.

Insert the wall anchor into the hole and use a hammer to gently tap it in until it’s flush with the wall.

Repeat this step for all the marked spots.

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How do I know what size wall anchors to use?

The size of the wall anchors or hanger you need will depend on the weight of your metal wall art, whether it’s drywall or plaster. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions and use anchors that are appropriate for the weight of your artwork when drilling into drywall or plaster.

Can I hang metal wall art without using wall anchors?

It’s not recommended to hang metal wall art without wall anchors, as it can damage your walls, especially if they are drywall or plaster, and potentially cause the artwork to fall.

Hang the Artwork

Align the center of the artwork with the center mark on the wall. Use a level to ensure that the piece is straight. Once you’re satisfied with the placement, use screws to attach the artwork to the wall anchors.

Finishing Touches

Step back and admire your newly hung metal wall art! Make sure the piece is level and adjust as necessary.

Patina colored leaf shaped metal wall art
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Final Words

Hanging metal wall art can seem intimidating, but with the right tools and techniques, it’s a relatively straightforward process. Remember to always read the manufacturer’s instructions and take your time to ensure a secure and visually appealing display.

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