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Wall plugs being drilled into a wall to cater for wall mounted brackets

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.

Steps

1Mark 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.
A tape measure and pencil being used to plot out the ideal place to install a wall plug

2Mark 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.
Positions of brackets being marked on a wall with a ballpoint pen by a Binnings team member

3Insert 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.
Wall plugs being drilled into a wall to cater for wall mounted brackets

4Screw 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.
Brackets being screwed into the wall plugs

5Attach 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.
A track being fitted on wall mounted brackets, showing the track edge facing downwards

6Install 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.
The length of a hanging wire being adjusted by feeding the wire through the hook

7Hang 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.
A Bunnings team member checking the length at which the hanging wire is hanging the picture attached to it

8How 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.
A nylon wire hanger installed on a wall mounted track

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Health & Safety

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