Metal wall art can really add some character to a space. How you hang it and how you care for it will play a big role in how long it looks great and how well it stays on the wall. Here, you'll find a few tips to help you get it hung and keep it looking magnificent for as long as possible.
Tips for Hanging
You have two options – install a hanging bracket or use some Command Hooks to hang it. A hanging bracket will take some time to install – you'll need a drill and bit, the hardware and a screwdriver.
If you opt for the Command hook, all you'll need is the hook –rated to support the weight – some rubbing alcohol and a cotton ball. Wipe the area where you'll mount the hook to the wall with the rubbing alcohol. This will remove any residue that would prevent the adhesive backing from sticking firmly. Give the alcohol a few seconds to dry and then, place the hook. If the metal wall art is very, very heavy, consider using a couple hooks just to be sure that it stays where it's supposed to.
Tips for Placement
If the metal wall art is 3-dimensional, you'll need to pay close attention to where you hang it. If you hang it in a hallway or somewhere that is exposed to a lot of traffic, it could get snagged on someone's shirt or their hair and get pulled off of the wall.
Tips for Keeping it Clean
To keep the clean, you will need to dust it each week. Use a Swiffer duster and go over each surface, making sure to get down into the cracks and crevices. If you allow dust to begin to build, it will soon become discolored and need a full cleaning with it taken off of the wall.
Use a bit of ammonia-free glass cleaner to polish the art from time to time. How often it will need to be hand wiped depends on how dusty and active your home is. If you don't have to dust your furniture more than once a week, you shouldn't need to hand wipe the art more than once every other month or so.
Take your time when selecting the metal wall art for your home. Use measurements to determine if it will fit where you want it and use the tips above to install it and keep it looking great for years to come. Contact a company, like Prairie Road Iron Works, for more help.