Whether you frame as a hobby or on a professional level, you have most likely worked with picture wire before. The hook-and-wire method is the simplest, easiest way to hang a picture.
At United Manufacturers Supplies, we have a vast inventory of picture wire spools, dispensers and tools for framing.
What Is Picture Wire?
Picture cord or wire is a strong, flexible material used to hang picture frames. To use picture wire to hang a frame, you will need a piece of wire 4 to 6 inches wider than the frame. You will also need a picture hangers such as D-Rings, Four Hole Hangers, or Screw Eyes on each end of the frame to keep it in place. Once the wire is tied with a small amount of slack, the frame is ready to hang on a picture hook.
The best type of picture cord for your project is dependent on the size and weight of the finished, framed product you intend to hang.
What Is Picture Wire Used For?
As the name indicates, picture wire is used to hang framed pictures on a wall.
Picture cord is generally considered to be best for lighter frames. However, there are many varieties that are incredibly strong and supportive. Our inventory includes several types of wire that can support framed pictures weighing as much as 100 pounds. Using the right size and material of wire will ensure the safety and stability of your framed work for years to come.
Benefits of Picture Wire Hanging Solutions
The benefits of using picture wire include:
Simple design. There is no easier way to hang a frame than a hook and a wire, provided that a hook or nail can be installed in the wall.
Popular appeal. The simplicity of picture wire makes it ideal for frames you intend to sell. Most people are familiar with it, and many clients will even request picture wire for custom projects.
Cost-effective. One spool of picture wire will go a long way. Clips, screws and other necessary hardware are affordable as well.
Of course, picture cord is not the best solution for every framed piece. If you are framing something particularly heavy, such as a large mirror, picture wire may not provide the stability you need. Always check the weight capacity and size of picture wire before purchasing it.
Why Should I Buy From United Manufacturers Supplies?
When it comes to picture wire hanging solutions, United Manufacturers Supplies has everything you need to get the job done. Our comprehensive inventory includes braided picture wire, nylon-coated wire, vinyl-coated wire, stainless steel wire, wire dispensers and tools, and so much more.
Whether you are looking for picture wire spools for personal or professional use, we can help. Give us a call at (800) 795-1589 or fill out our online contact form to get in touch with a representative for product support or order inquiries.
We have been a family-owned and operated business for over 100 years. For better prices, better service and better selection, look no further than United Manufacturers.