Wiring Heavy Paintings
February 5, 2006 10:19 PM Subscribe
How do I wire heavy paintings for hanging with thick, braided wire?
posted by wetpaint to Grab Bag (9 answers total)
I have about forty heavy paintings to wire, and am encountering a problem with twisting the heavy braided wire that was recommended by the all-knowing frame shop guy. I've attached the hooks to the backs of the canvases, then I thread the wire through and twist it back onto itself to secure it. But as this wire is so thick, it doesn't seem to grip itself and loosens when the paintings are hung on the wall and the weight pulls on the wire. It's like the twist unravels. Man, this is hard to explain.
So the real question is: how do I knot or twist braided wire so that it stays secure? Any fellow painters/framers out there who know about this?