Picture hangers are ideal for hanging frames that weigh up to 20 pounds. Picture hangers work best on drywall or plaster and typically include a hook with a small-diameter nail. Individuals can purchase different sizes of picture hangers to accommodate a wide range of frame weights and sizes.
To use a picture hanger, insert the nail through the hole in the hook. Place the hook at the desired level on the wall, and carefully hammer the nail in. The hook automatically guides the nail in at the correct angle. Individuals can also hang small- to medium-sized pictures using a finishing nail tapped into the wall at a 45-degree angle.