More Tips & Explanations:
- The Hang & Level tool has a pin that marks the wall where your nail goes only if you are using a nail or anchor & screw to hang your picture. If you are using a picture hook, the bottom edge of the hook is placed on this mark to nail it. Depending upon the size of the hook, if you put the hook’s nail in on the mark made by the Hang & Level, the picture could be up to 1-1/2” too low. This is not terribly important when hanging a picture on an empty space of wall, but becomes important when hanging a picture over a piece of furniture or absolutely essential when hanging a tightly spaced group of pictures.
- For a very large or heavy picture use two hooks about 4”- 6” apart. Using a level, extend your horizontal line about 4” on either side of your vertical line. Put a vertical line 2”-3” from each side of your + mark to make two more + marks and nail in your hooks on the new marks as above.
- If you use two hooks to hang all pictures, they are less likely to go crooked, but you have to measure carefully & use a level so that your hooks are level with each other and properly centred. The picture will hang slightly higher than you intend if the wire is stretched across two widely spaced hooks, unless you let the wire out slightly to maintain the hanger distance. This slight difference in height only really matters when lining up a row of pictures that are closely spaced.