Loft or attic conversions are a popular way to add an extra room to your property. The trouble is, most homes have an A-Frame construction, so once the attic is converted, you are left with a room with slanted walls.
How are you meant to hang frames, or attach anything to a wall that sits at an angle?
There are solutions, and you may be surprised at how simple, yet effective some hanging systems can be.
3 Hanging Solutions for Displaying Framed Art on Sloped Walls
- The Hook and Loop Tape System
Most are familiar with double-sided tape. Hook and Loop tape uses a similar concept; only it is capable of holding much more strength, including certain types of frames.
These rolls of tapes are sold as packs of two. One is the hook tape, the other the loop. You will sometimes see them referred to as the male and female tapes where the male roll is the rough and scratchy surface, and the female, the smooth tape.
How to use these to hang art is to place one type of tape around the entirety of the back of your frame, and the other type of tape goes on your wall.
For hanging lightweight frames, the adhesive tapes provided it is attached to the entirety of the frame will be sufficient for most sizes. Just be sure you use the adhesive type of Hook and Loop fastener tape and not the likes of coins, which would only stick parts of the frame to the wall. The only other type of tape system would be the Hook and Loop straps, which work the same as tape, only sold in fixed lengths, but still can be trimmed to size if need be. If you are using straps, the same technique applies, and that is to surround the whole frame with straps and stick it to the wall to hold in place.
- Using Keyhole Brackets to Secure Frames to Drywall
Keyhole brackets are the most affordable type of security system to hang photo frames on sloped walls. You will need four of them, one for each corner of your frame. These work by locking the head of the screw into the bracket that is secured to the back of your frame.
To install these, you need to use the appropriate type of drywall raw plugs. The screws are usually an inch in length and once screwed into the wall; there can be up to a ¼-inch of the screwhead remaining. The screw head locks behind the frame into the bracket, holding it in place.
Provided you use at least four, these can be suitable for holding most sizes of photo frames, provided it is a lightweight material. For heavier materials, more keyhole brackets may be required.
- The Ultimate Security Fastener for Any Size of Framed Art
T-Locking screws are used to hang art in commercial premises, public spaces, and in art galleries. They are prized for being anti-theft hanging systems, which also means they are among the strongest types of security fasteners so they can not simply be pulled off a wall.
The only difference with T-screw fastening systems to keyhole brackets is the T-screw is anchored behind a plate inserted onto wood frames. To lock it in place, the T-screws come with a wrench supplied and it is only that you can use to turn the T-screw behind the frame, locking it in place.
For the majority of frames, the most secure method to use on slanted walls requires a hardware installation using brackets, appropriately sized screws and raw plugs. Hook and Loop tape or straps are suited to lighter weight frames, or even to hang multiple smaller sized frames to create a gallery display on a sloped wall.