An Easy Solution – Find A Stud to Hang your Wall Portrait

An Easy Solution – Finding a stud to hang your Wall Portrait

DIY Tips & Tricks

You’ve made an investment in a family wall portrait.  Now it’s time to hang it on the walls.  Remember your Portraits are a work of art and the need to be treated as one.

You never want to just add a nail or screw to the wall and hope it’s secure enough to carry the weight of your portrait.

Ideally, you want to find a Wall Stud to secure your Portrait to the wall.  If you can’t find one, or the stud is just not in the right place, simply use a set of dry wall anchor bolts.

Finding a Wall Stud:

Typically, Wall Studs are spaced 16″ apart on center.  Typically…but I find that this is not always the case; however, it’s a good starting point.

  1. Measure every 16 inches from the end of the wall to the location you want to display your Family Portrait.
  2. Make a tiny x with a pencil on the wall.
  3. Take a magnet ( the heavier the magnet, the better) and slowly drag it around your wall.  Starting in the area you marked with a small X.
  4. Move back and forth and work your way down the wall.
  5. When the magnet grabs hold of the wall, you have found a stud.  The magnet is attaching to a nail in a stud.
  6. Mark your Stud
  7. Decide on the height to hang your portrait, using your stud as your guide.
  8. Mark your location with an O.
  9.  Add a screw to the stud
  10. Proudly display your beautiful family’s wall portrait

What you Need:

  • Measuring Tape
  • Pencil
  • Magnet
  • Screw Driver
  • Drywall Screw
  • Framed Family Photo

There you have it – an easy solution to finding a stud to secure your Family Heirloom.

 

Haven’t had a family portrait taken in a few years?  I hope you consider adding a custom Family Portrait Session to your must have list this year.

Give me a call, I’d love to chat with you about creating a special Family Portrait, just for you!

Maggie Messer Photography

Certified Professional Photographer

www.maggiemesser.com

512.563.6209

Proudly Serving Lago Vista, Leander, Cedar Park, Austin and the surrounding Central Texas Communities for 14 years.

 

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