Use picture-hanging hooks, rather than heavy nails or screws. Although they may seem dainty, they are very secure. “It’s all based on shear weight,” says Kassel. “The picture hooks go into the wall on an angle, like a cat’s claw—it’s a whole different set of physics.”
Make any space yours with 3M Command Picture Hanging Strips, a damage-free solution for decorating your home or office. Ideal for frames and other items 16 pounds or less, these handy strips will lock your pictures securely onto a variety of surfaces. Thanks to the innovative 3M Command adhesive strips, you can mount and remount pictures without damaging your walls- no nails, tacks, or tape required. Available in a several sizes and colors.