Hanging Heavy Plates around the Wall

Homeowners display decorative plates on walls one at a time or in a series of plates. If a plate does not already possess a wall hook securely pasted to the back, you are able to safely hang it — even if it’s heavy — about the wall utilizing a spring-loaded wire plate hanger that grabs the plate in the borders and holds it securely. The hook to the hanger mounts to your photo hook or fastener on the wall.

Secure each end of this spring to a spring-loaded wire plate hanger kit to the 2 ends of the best wire plate hanger mount, and place the 2 hooks of the best hanger over the top border of the tubing.

Slide the bottom plate hanger mount through the base of the looped spring and then pull on the spring until you can slide the two hooks over the bottom edge of this plate. Adjust the positions of the bottom and top hangers so they are aligned evenly on the top and bottom borders of the plate.

Hold the plate in the desired mounting position and make a pencil mark on the wall in the bottom edge of this plate hanger’s mounting hook. Remove the plate.

Find the wall stud nearest to the desired mounting location using a fireplace. Use the power drill to insert a 2-inch wood screw into the stud if the stud falls directly supporting the pen mark. Drive the screw before the surface of the head is 1/4 inch from the wall. Mount a 1/4-inch drill bit into the drill when the wall space behind the pencil mark is available, and drill a 1/4-inch hole through the drywall. Harness a plastic wall anchor into the hole with a hammer until it’s flush with the surface of the drywall, then drive a matching screw to the anchor, stopping when the surface of the screw is 1/4 inch from the wall.

Put the mounting hook of this plate hanger over the face of the screw to hold the plate onto the wall.

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