How to hang a picture frame from a track

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How to hang a picture frame from a track

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Project Overview

We’ll show you how easy it is to hang a picture by attaching a track to the wall. You’ll see how to install the wire hangers and adjust the height of your pictures. We also cover off how to fit both wire and nylon hanging kits.
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Step by Step Instructions

1 Mark the position of the track on the wall
2 Mark the position of your brackets
3 Insert the wall plugs for the brackets
4 Screw brackets into the wall plugs
5 Attach the track to the brackets
6 Install the hanging wires and adjust the height
7 Hang your picture on the wire set
8 How to install nylon wire hangers
  • Step 1. Mark the position of the track on the wall

    The first step is to determine where you want the track to be hung. Measure a straight line down from the cornice at two points. Draw a straight line across with your spirit level.  Extend the line using the picture track.
  • Step 2. Mark the position of your brackets

    Mark out where you want to put your brackets. Always refer to the instructions for the manufacturer’s recommendations. Make sure the top part of the bracket is on the line you marked on the wall.
  • Step 3. Insert the wall plugs for the brackets

    In this case we are using wall plugs because we’re not drilling directly into a stud. Drill your wall plugs into the wall along the line you have marked for the brackets. Always check there are no wires or services in the wall behind where you’re drilling.
  • Step 4. Screw brackets into the wall plugs

    Screw the brackets into the wall plugs, making sure the top of the bracket is flush to the line on the wall. Repeat the process along the line for all your brackets.
  • Step 5. Attach the track to the brackets

    Once all your brackets are in position you can attach your track, making sure the track edge is facing down.
  • Step 6. Install the hanging wires and adjust the height

    Insert the hanging wire set onto the track and slide it into place. Now you can work out the length you want to set it. Put each wire through the hook and feed it through until you get the right height. If you slide it up too high, push down on the little collar on top to move it down.
  • Step 7. Hang your picture on the wire set

    Once your hanging wire is in position, you can hang up your picture. Make sure you are happy with the height, then cut off the extra wire.
  • Step 8. How to install nylon wire hangers

    You can also use a nylon version. To install the nylon hanger you simply use a hook that sits over the top of the track and hang the nylon wire from this.

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Cordless drill
  • Pencil
  • Spirit level
  • Step ladder
  • Tape measure
  • Wire cutter

Materials

  • Hanging sets
  • Nylon hanging thread
  • Picture track
  • Screws
  • Wall plugs
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