Fantastic! Now ... how to hang it
December 25, 2012 11:13 AM Subscribe
Calling all handymen and women, artists and other problem solvers; how to hang totally awesome (but heavy) acrylic painting
my boyfriend made me for Christmas
posted by notcomputersavvy06 to Grab Bag (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My completely great boyfriend recreated a style of artwork I'd been coveting by painting stripes onto acrylic panels
. Now, the dilemma ... how to hang them. Typically, it is done by drilling holes in the four corners of the panels and attaching to the wall via a metal standoff
. We're trying to brainstorm a different way that doesn't alter the front of the pictures. Here are the concerns/issues. The paint is applied directly to the back of the acrylic...there is no other backing, just the paint. We're concerned about using glues to adhere brackets (wooden or metal) to the back for fear that the glue will react (eat through) the paint, thereby altering the piece when viewed from the front. (Glue suggestions welcomed.) We've considered using Very High Bond tape to adhere brackets, but are concerned there is not enough surface area on the brackets to hold the weight of the panels. (VHB tape instructions suggest using 4 sq. in. of tape per pound of weight.) The smallest panel weighs 3 lbs and is 48 by 9 inches in size and the largest weighs 10 lbs and is 48 by 24 inches big. My walls are regular ol' drywall. Any suggestions given these parameters?