Our Expert Wichita Hanging Service
Whether you’re trying to create that perfect gallery wall you have a vision of in your head or you want a couple heavy mirrors hung but are nervous about creating enough support for them, our professional team has the tools, materials and expertise to help you achieve your goals for your Wichita hanging service. Depending on the size and location of your project, our installation team will use one of several methods for your picture hanging service:
When our customers ask for our help to hang light pictures and objects, it’s usually not because they’re worried about the artwork falling, but because they need assistance with leveling and spacing.
Lightweight artwork can be hung using small nails that can be hammered into the wall anywhere. Likewise, artwork that weighs up to a few pounds can be hung using picture hanging hooks. This provides lots of flexibility, as finding a wooden drywall stud is not necessary—the nails can go straight into the drywall itself.
If you want a gallery wall (i.e., multiple pieces of artwork hung in an arrangement in a single location), we suggest mapping out the layout by arranging your artwork on the floor beneath the wall you’d like it hung on. Play around with this arrangement until you achieve the desired look, and your handyman will hang it accordingly.
Hanging heavier artwork and mirrors is more challenging, as drywall is not strong enough to support their weight. If these were to fall, they could become damaged as well as cause injuries to members of your household.
To hang heavy artwork, your handyman may use a stud finder to locate wooden beams behind your drywall. Once they’ve located the stud, they’ll hammer a large, heavy-duty nail into the wall. They may also use a power drill to put in a large screw.
Alternatively, anchors may be used. A wallboard anchor is made of a nylon material and acts as a casing for screws. Your Wichita handyman will hammer this anchor into your drywall. Once flush with the wall, a screw will be screwed into its center. The anchor prevents the screw from coming loose.
We typically suggest using the stud method for hanging mirrors. Depending on the hardware included with your mirror, it will either be hung using a picture wire, D-rings (located on either side of the frame) or french cleat brackets. In the image below, our Wichita handyman went even further by removing some of the drywall to install a built-in mirror.
OTHER WICHITA HANGING SERVICES
In addition to hanging pictures and artwork, there is a wide variety of professional hanging jobs our handyman team can complete. Some of the other hanging projects we can complete for you include:
- Mounting your new TV on your wall
- Projector mounting
- Hanging shelving, including floating shelves
- Installing wall hooks
- Hanging holiday decor
- Installing curtain rods
- And hanging anything else you want attached to your walls!
If you’re not sure if we’re able to meet your needs with our Wichita hanging service, simply give us a call to discuss your project one-on-one with our knowledgeable customer representatives and we’ll do our best to help you out!
Top Reasons Our Customers Choose to Use Our Picture Hanging Service
Few Wichita homeowners consider investing in hanging services, simply because they don’t know they exist. Incorrectly hanging a piece of artwork and having to redo it may result in multiple holes in your drywall that you then have to fill and paint. By the time you patch and paint the wall, you’ve spent more than you bargained for.
The hanging process can also be daunting for some Wichita homeowners. Instead of working up the courage and finding the time to hang their artwork, they’ll leave it in a hidden corner of their home where it’s rarely seen. Adding your favorite artwork to your blank walls can make your Wichita house feel like a home, making a professional picture hanging service worth it.
Some other reasons our customers invest in our Wichita hanging service include:
- Safety concerns, particularly when the artwork or mirror is large and heavy
- Lack of tools and supplies
- Challenges achieving symmetry
- Needing help with spacing a gallery wall
Whatever your reason, we’re more than happy to help you out. Contact us for information on our availability and pricing today!
What Sets Mr. Handyman’s Hanging Service Apart?
There are professional picture hanging service providers that do artwork installation in Wichita and nothing else. Why should you choose Mr. Handyman over a specialized art installation company?
You may wish to hire a specialist for some home improvement projects, but unless you have a highly valuable art collection that requires exceptional treatment and expertise to hang correctly, you’ll end up paying more than necessary for an artwork installation company. Most homeowners in Wichita simply want their artwork hung safely and spaced properly. At Mr. Handyman of the Wichita Metro Area, we strive to provide economical services without compromising on quality.
We’re also proud to be a locally owned and operated franchise. We believe in supporting local communities in Wichita, and in turn, many residents and local businesses return the favor. Our goal has always been to provide quality services that meet and exceed the goals of not just Wichita property owners, but residents from the surrounding communities as well. This includes but is not limited to, areas such as Bel Aire, Newton and Haysville.
Over the years, our team has developed a strong reputation and trust within the community. Some of the factors that we attribute to our combined success and customer satisfaction include:
- Prioritizing exceptional customer service throughout every step of the process
- Live call answering
- Employees with a minimum of 10 years of experience
- Arrival on time and in company uniform
- Guaranteed quality of workmanship
- Fully insured and licensed handyman team
If you have any questions or concerns about our ability to meet your needs and expectations for not just your picture hanging service, but any of our Wichita home services, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Picture Hanging Service FAQs
CAN I HANG A PICTURE WITHOUT NAILS?
Depending on the size of your artwork or mirror, it may be possible to hang it without using nails. There are many different ways to do this, depending on the look you’re going for and your creativity. The most popular alternative to nails are Command strips, which come in many different shapes, styles and sizes. Command hanging strips are essentially a strip with adhesive on either side. One side sticks to the back of your picture frame and the other against the wall. You can also purchase hanging hooks, which have an adhesive backing to allow them to stick to the wall.
Besides adhesive strips, other options for hanging include:
- Magnetic paint
- Mounting putty
A free-standing shelf can also provide a space for you to display your artwork without putting holes in your wall. For safety reasons, we generally don’t recommend hanging a heavy picture or mirror without the use of nails—especially if you have small children in your household.
IS IT BETTER TO HANG PICTURES WITH NAILS OR SCREWS?
Nails and screws are both great options for hanging artwork and mirrors on your walls. However, it’s best to use a screw in place of a nail when hanging an object that is more than a few pounds. As soon as the object hits the 10-pound mark, you’ll need to swap those nails out for screws.
Nails can go directly into the drywall and should be hammered in at a 30-degree angle to reduce pressure on the drywall while providing as much support as possible for the artwork. Screws cannot be drilled into drywall directly, as they won’t be secure. Instead, they must be drilled directly into a wall stud—unless using a wall anchor, as discussed above.
It’s also very important to avoid areas close to electrical outlets and plumbing infrastructure. The worst thing that can happen when trying to install artwork on your own is drilling into a pipe and needing emergency plumbing work done.
ARE COMMAND STRIPS BETTER THAN NAILS?
Some Wichita homeowners want us to use Command strips instead of nails to avoid putting holes in the wall. Although adhesive strips are marketed as being ‘damage-free,’ they can pull a large area of paint and drywall off when they’re removed, creating more damage than a nail or screw would. Renters in particular find themselves in trouble when this happens.
To reduce the chances of this happening, ensure you don’t use adhesive strips on a freshly painted wall, or on a wall with fairly old paint. Some claim that these strips can be removed without damage by heating the area up with a hair dryer, but this comes with its own hazards. As long as there’s no major reason why you can’t put a hole in your wall, we recommend using nails, screws and anchors for your picture hanging service.
CAN I HANG PICTURES IF I’M A RENTER?
In Wichita, this depends on the agreement you have with your landlord. If you’re unsure, check your lease and see if there is anything that specifies what changes you can make to the space. If you’re still not sure after checking your lease, contact your landlord directly.
Most landlords are okay with their tenants putting small holes in the walls to hang pictures and mirrors, but never assume this is the case without checking. If your Wichita landlord doesn't allow you to put holes in the wall, they probably don’t allow adhesive strips, either. In this case, you may need to rely on bookcases and ladder shelves to display your artwork.
HOW DO I REPAIR A HOLE CAUSED BY HANGING A PICTURE?
Whether you’re a renter or a homeowner, if you decide to move from your current Wichita premises to a new home, you’ll probably need to fill in any holes in the wall before you leave. Fortunately, filling in holes is a relatively simple process:
- Take down your artwork: Wrap your pieces in paper and/or bubble wrap to protect them during your move.
- Remove nails, screws and/or anchors: If there is any paper sticking out of the hole, use a utility knife to gently remove the excess paper.
- Apply a thin layer of spackle: There are two products used to fill in holes in drywall: joint compound and spackle. Joint compound is used for finishing drywall during installation, as well as filling in large holes. For nail and screw holes, spackle will suffice. Though it has a higher price per volume, you’ll only need a very small amount. It’s also much easier to work with than joint compound. Using a putty knife, squeeze a little out of the tube and swipe it across the hole a few times in an X formation.
- Sand the spackle: Using a sanding sponge, gently sand the area until the surface is flush.
- Paint: Finish off the repair with a new coat of paint. If you’re renting, ask your landlord if they have paint you can use or whether they’d prefer you to leave the area unpainted for them to paint themselves before the new tenants move in.
Start Displaying Your Art Collection Today with Mr. Handyman’s Hanging Service in Wichita, KS
Get your beautiful artwork on display safely, quickly and professionally today with our expert picture hanging service!
To request information on getting an estimate or to book your Wichita hanging service right away, all you have to do is give us a call by phone, or fill out our online service request form. We look forward to helping you with your picture hanging project!