STAS buying guide: step 2; small frames

So, you want to hang one or more small picture frames or canvasses, but haven’t decided which method is right for your situation and budget? Let us help! We offer multiple options to hang your items. 

  

Tips & tricks:

  

  • - For optimal flexibility and the sleekest look, we recommend installing rail across the full length of your walls. The rail can be easily cut to size.
  • - Several cord/hook combinations can be made per rail type. To decide how many and which cables and hooks you need for your items, you have to take into account the size and weight of each item. You can increase the weight capacity by using two cables an hooks until you reach the weight capacity per inch of the rail of your choice.
  • - The perlon cord is transparent and therefore hardly visible. The steel cable (also available in black and white) is suitable for hanging heavier decorations and has a more industrial look.
  • - Use two cables and hooks, a utility hook or spacers to prevent a small frame from tilting to one side.
  • - The length of the cables you need depends on the height of the room and how high you want the items to hang. Measure the height of your ceiling and decide what cable length you need.
  • - For other frequently asked questions: 

  

  

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Choose your hardware, in case your frame has no wire or other hanger yet: 

 

 

STAS d-ring hanger


STAS d-ring hanger 0,79 inch nickel, this d-ring hanger can be screwed to the back of a frame to hang it from the hook. Price per piece.

 

STAS d-ring hanger

 

STAS sawtooth hanger


STAS sawtooth hangers are a good suspension system for frames and canvasses, because of the zig-zag pattern, the object stays suspended as it is and doesn't slip from the hook sideways.. Price per piece.

 

STAS sawtooth hanger

STAS self-adhesive hangers


Self-adhesive plates for hanging art on acrylic or Dibond and similar flat panels and mirrors. Includes wall hook, mounting plug and screw. For secure, heavy duty picture hanging. Price per piece.

   

 

STAS self adhesive hanger

  

Expert tip for small frames; use spacers or a utility hook to prevent the frame from tilting or shifting to one side:

  

STAS spacers (per 4)


Ideal for hanging your frames at perfect distance from the wall. Adhesive, easy to apply to the back of your list. Made of soft material, preventing from damage to your wall.

STAS spacers

STAS utility hook


The STAS utility hook is a wide hook that fans out its point of grip over 0.66 inches. That’s why it’s an ideal hook to prevent tilting or shifting of objects. It works perfectly in combination with our quilt hangers, and also with sawtooth hangers or horizontal slots at the back of objects. For loads up to 9 lbs (4 kg) when used in combination with perlon (monofilament) cord.

STAS utility hook

  

Choose your hooks & cords, accessories compatible with picture rails:

  

    (Weight) capacity Compatible with Color Price
STAS perlon cobra

perlon cord with cobra

transparent cord for light art

8.8 lbs with smartspring

33 lbs with zipper

Rails:
minirail, cliprail pro, cliprail max, multirail, prorail flat, u-rail

Hooks:
smartspring, zipper, zipper pro

Transparent

Starting from

$ 4.28

STAS steel cobra

steel cable with cobra

sturdy cable for heavy art

44 lbs with zipper

Rails:
minirail, cliprail pro, cliprail max, multirail, prorail flat, u-rail

Hooks:
zipper, zipper pro

Metal, white, black

Starting from

$ 8.21

STAS smartspring

smartspring

basic hook for use on perlon

8.8 lbs in combination with perlon cord Cords:
Perlon cords
Metal

$ 1.26

STAS zipper

zipper

sturdy hook for use on perlon and steel

44 lbs in combination with steel cable Cords:
Perlon cords, steel cables
Metal

$ 4.41

STAS zipper pro

zipper pro

equipped with a theft-delaying bracket

44 lbs in combination with steel cable Cords:
Perlon cords, steel cables
Metal

$ 4.92

  

Choose your STAS picture hanging rail:

  

    Weight capacity Mounting Look and feel Installation instructions Price
STAS minirail

minirail

smallest rail in the world

55 lbs per 39.25" Wall mounted, any wall type

White or silver, neutral & minimal visibility

Starting from

$ 18.36

STAS cliprail pro

cliprail pro

heavy duty rail

99 lbs per 39.25" Wall mounted, any wall type White or silver, neutral & minimal visibility

Starting from

$ 23.03

STAS cliprail max

cliprail max

no gap between rail and ceiling
55 lbs per 39.25" Wall mounted, any wall type White or silver, neutral & adjoining to ceiling

Starting from

$ 18.44

STAS prorail flat

prorail flat

for ceiling fastening, can be concealed in plasterwork
99 lbs per 39.25" Ceiling mounted White, neutral & minimal visibility

Starting from

$ 32.98

STAS u-rail

u-rail

rail for drop ceilings and wooden ceilings
44 lbs per 39.25" Drop ceiling mounted White or black, neutral & minimal visibility

Starting from

$ 11.31