John has 3 pieces of artwork that are roughly A0 in size to hang along a 2 metre wall. The weight of each piece is 15kg. This works out to 45kgs of art to hang over 2 meters. Spaced evenly equating to 22.5kgs per linear metre. In this case the clip rail is not strong enough and we would recommend the Clip Rail Max to John.
The Clip rail holds 20kg/ Linear Metre.
The Clip Rail Max holds 25kg/ Linear Metre.
Selecting the correct hooks and hangers is the next step. As the three pieces of artwork are over A4 in size we recommend using 2 hooks and 2 hangers for each piece of artwork.
Smart Springs have a capacity of 4kg each. Even using one on each side of the artwork the 8kg capacity is not enough to hold the 15kg artwork. In this case we recommend two Zipper Hooks or two Super Security Hooks.
The Zipper Hook used with a Nylon Hanger has a hanging weight capacity of 15kgs.
Therefore using two of either would be more than suitable for hanging artwork that is 15kgs.
The Super Security Hooks used with a Stainless Steel Hanger has a hanging weight capacity of 15kgs. Using two of these would also be suitable for hanging 15kg artwork as using one on each side of the artwork would hold up to 30kgs.
Sally and Ben are parents of three young children who are budding artists. Sally and Ben love all their artwork, have framed everything and have suddenly been overwhelmed by the large amount of artwork to hang. The artwork their children have created is all around the A4- A3 size and even with a small frame they weigh a maximum of 2 kgs each. The Hanging Man system is perfect as it removed the need to drill 30 holes all over the wall and will allow Sally and Ben to change and re hang different artwork over the many years to come without being confined to the holes they drill now.
Sally and Ben have decided to hang all 30 pieces of artwork along their hallway entrance, which is 6 metres in length and has a cornice. There is roughly 60kg of artwork to hang, evenly over 6 metres. Thus the Clip Rail is perfect for this solution as it hold 20kgs per linear metre.
The most economical option is to hang the artwork on Nylon hangers with Smart springs. Together they have a hanging capacity of 4kgs each. Using one on each side of the artwork they would hold up to 8kgs.
Another option for Sally and Ben is that they can hang multiple pieces on the one hanger. In this case they could stack 3 pieces on two hangers. This would use two Nylon Hangers plus 6 Smart Springs to hang the 6kgs in artwork which equates to 3kgs on each side. The configuration and location of all pieces is totally up to Sally and Ben and their own artistic flare, as long as they do not stack more than 20kgs per linear metre.
Rail art hanging system is perfect for the Domestic market, if there is a
cornice. It is small and discreet and is usually installed as close to the
cornice as possible. The Clip Rail is very popular in homes as it is easy to
Rail Max can be used when there is no cornice
and is great for Galleries, commercial properties or if the there is a
shadow line ceiling.
Additionally which rail is right for your needs depends on the weight of what you are hanging.
In short there is a
rail for all your hanging needs.
We find the
simplest method is to measure the walls in meters and add 10% to 15% for
wastage. Rails are easily cut with a small hacksaw. You may also want to conside the number of
joins that you have on a wall. As an example on a 3900mm wall we would use two
2m lengths. We would alway aim have one join.
Joining lots of small pieces together can look untidy and is not
Yes, this is
possible. The best way to remove the track from the fastening clips, is to use
a screwdriver. Put a piece of cloth around the screwdriver to prevent damaging
the rail. Place the screwdriver at the bottom of the beginning of the track,
between the rail and the wall. Now carefully move the screwdriver up so that
the end of the rail is loosened from the mounting clips. Once you have made a
start, you can gently loosen the rail by hand.
However we do not recommend removing or moving the rail as you can accidentally damage it. Additionally the work to patch and paint the wall may not be worth the time. If you are moving we recommend leaving the rail and taking all your hooks and hangers with you. If you want to just hang your Artwork elsewhere in your house we generally recommend purchasing additional rails.
Yes, our hanging
systems are also suitable to hang whiteboards, clocks, mirrors and other items
and decorations. You can hang any product with a hook, provided that you keep
in mind the maximum allowed load capacity.
Surprisingly this is a very common issue and the line can be of sometimes a few millimetres to a few centimetres. If you find that your cornice is slightly crooked installing the rail at a completely level straight line makes it look very wrong. In this case only we recommend to line it up with the cornice/roof as best as possible and adjust the hangers length where the hooks attach so that whatever you are hanging is straight. If you are unsure it is best to seek the advice of a professional.
We do not recommend installing the rail at a dramatic angle.
There are several
possible combinations. Your choice depends on the desired look and the weight
of your painting or wall decoration. The nylon cord is virtually invisible. The
steel cable, is suitable for hanging heavy wall decorations. The most popular is
either the 1.5m nylon or the 1.5m Stainless Steel
For loads up to 4
STAS smartspring on
STAS cobra with perlon or nylon cord
For loads up to 10
STAS zipper on STAS
cobra with perlon or nylon cord
Yes, you can. You
can use multiple Smart Springs or Zippers hooks on a single cable. Just make
sure the maximum allowed weight is not exceeded. Also keep the maximum weight
capacity of the selected rail system in mind.
nylon cord can be cut. It may cause problems however: the use of unsuitable
scissors may create a burr, making it difficult to slide the picture hook onto
the cord. We advise you to roll up the long piece of cord and tuck it away
behind your artwork. Steel cable cannot be shortened as it frays when cut.