When purchasing a poster for hanging in a room, you have the choice to have it framed or not. There are those who prefer to purchase the posters without a frame at all, maybe because frameless posters are usually cheaper, or perhaps they feel that a frame would not do a particular poster justice.
If you do decide to have the poster framed as part of the purchase, then you need to know the ideal steps of how to hang it up on a wall without causing damage to the wall, or the frame, or even to the poster itself. The following are some of the essential tips that you will need to implement when hanging up a framed Poster Copenhagen.
- Choice of adhesive
The type of adhesive you choose for this job will have a significant impact on whether the wall and/or the poster gets damaged during and after hanging up the poster. Usually, the best type of adhesive for hanging up a framed poster is removable adhesives that come as strips. The choice of removable adhesive ensures that there is minimal damage to your wall and poster, as well as the frame when you do decide to transfer the poster to a different location later on.
You can find the right adhesive strips for hanging framed posters by looking for poster/picture hanging strips as well as poster strips that are marketed as damage free.
Poster tapes and tucks might do the job for an unframed poster, but, they will not hold up when it comes to a framed poster. Hence, always go for the poster strips in such instances.
- Number of strips to use
The number of adhesive strips that you will use will depend on the weight of the frame. Usually, the weight is indicated on the face of the frame. If not, you will be forced to weigh the poster, but this can easily be done with a bathroom scale if the frame is not too large. Once you have determined the weight, you will be able to know the minimum number of adhesive strips that you will require for hanging this framed poster.
- Attaching the strips
Place the adhesive strips at the back of the frame on the spots where the frame flushes the wall. To place the adhesive, gently remove the paper backing on the strip, and press the strip on the frame using the adhesive side. Each corner of the frame needs to have an adhesive strip, but you are allowed to add more strips if the frame is slightly on the heavier side.
- Getting it right with the velcro strips
Placing strips on the wall, and having to make sure that they perfectly align with the strips that you have placed on the frame is going to prove to be strenuous. Rather, you should place the velcro strips on top of the frame strips, with the adhesive side on top, of course, and without removing their paper backing.
This way, all the strips will be rightly matched, and you can easily place the whole frame on the wall. When you are ready to place the frame on the wall, remove the paper backing on the velcro strips.
- Apply pressure
While placing the frame on the wall, be sure to apply pressure on each strip for about ten seconds in order to ensure that each strip properly adheres to the wall.
- Removing the frame
When it comes time to remove the frame, please refrain from pulling at the frame. Instead, beginning from the bottom, lift the frame slowly away from the wall, until the entire thing is detached.