Do your picture frames & canvases tend to tilt or go crooked? You hung them so nicely, but after a couple weeks, you notice them leaning.
That happens a lot in my house. I’m pretty sure my kids racing around are to blame – even though they may not physically bump my pictures, their activity jostles the wall and thus my wall hanging.
Luckily I learned a simple tip for picture hanging that completely changed this. It’s so easy and inexpensive, you’ll want to do this for all your wall hangings!
All you need is removable adhesive putty (I call it “sticky tacky”).
This will keep your frames in place on the wall, despite jostling from kids running around. It’s not strong enough to support the full weight of your picture (you’ll still need a nail or hook), but the adhesive putty is pretty effective at keeping it steady.
You can find removable adhesive putty in most stores, but the cheapest place I’ve found is Amazon.
(affiliate link) Here’s the type I prefer and it’s only $1.99: Removable Adhesive Putty Tabs
One quick note: I recommend using white adhesive putty because other colors (blue, orange, etc.) can leave small colored marks on your wall. (Take it from my experience.) It’s not permanent, but you may have to scrub it later and that could discolor your paint, etc. I’ve never had an issue with white.
Simply roll up a small piece of putty into a ball and stick it onto the corner edges of your picture frame. Usually the two lower corners are sufficient. However if you have a very large frame, you may want to add a couple more pieces along the sides or bottom edge.
Then simply hang your picture frame back on its original hook on the wall…
and once you’ve made sure it’s centered, gently but firmly, press down on the corners where the adhesive putty is.
This will set your wall hanging in place.
This won’t cement your picture down; you can easily move it any time you want. It just lightly “sticks” it to the wall.
This should keep your frames even on the wall for months at a time. Sometimes, I’ve found after a long period of time, a frame will still go crooked. If that happens, you simply roll the adhesive putty into another ball and restick.
So easy, right?