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Stainless Wire HWR-5623 BULK
PRICING (PER COIL): $1.19 for 15 or more
#3 Stainless Wire
BULK PRICING (PER COIL): $1.19 for 15 or more coils
Stainless Wire HWR-5625 BULK
PRICING (PER COIL): $1.43 for 15 or more
#5 Stainless Wire
BULK PRICING (PER COIL): $1.43 for 15 or more coils
Stainless Wire HWR-5628 BULK
PRICING (PER COIL): $1.85 for 15 or more
#8 Stainless Wire
BULK PRICING (PER COIL): $1.85 for 15 or more coils
Stainless Wire HWR-5629 BULK
PRICING (PER COIL): $2.80 for 15 or more
#9 Stainless Wire
BULK PRICING (PER COIL): $2.80 for 15 or more coils
Need a larger quantity? Order a full spool.
Steel Picture Wire - Full Spools
Stainless Steel Picture Wire - Full Spools
Steel Picture Wire - Sample Pack
Stainless Steel Picture Wire - Sample Pack
Stainless steel picture wire is made up of individual strands of stainless wire that are twisted together like a steel cable. This design gives stainless picture wire excellent breaking strength.
Each wire size contains seven individual strands. As the numerical sizes of stainless steel picture wire go up, the diameter of the individual strands is greater and the finished wire is heavier and stronger.
We sell stainless picture wire in 10-foot coils and also in full spools. One 10-foot coil is usually enough to hang several framed pictures, depending on the size (width) of the pictures you have to hang. If you need a larger quantity, consider purchasing a full spool.
Each picture you intend to hang will require a length of picture wire approximately 1 1/2 times the width of the picture.
Please note that each stainless steel picture wire size carries a Maximum Picture Weight designation. There is general consensus among professional picture framers that this number represents the maximum amount of weight that can be safely carried by a given wire size.
In the case of stainless steel picture wire, the Maximum Picture Weight is set at around 35% of the Wire Breaking Point (the point at which the wire, under ideal test conditions, will fail).
If these Maximum Picture Weight designations seem overly conservative, keep in mind that pictures are often left hanging on walls for years, even decades, under all sorts of conditions, and the picture wire must continue to do its job.
When hanging pictures, DO NOT exceed the specified Maximum Picture Weight for the picture wire you are using.
If you prefer, we can supply stainless steel picture wire coils in one continuous length at no extra cost--in 10-foot increments up to 100 feet long (for example, one 60-foot coil instead of six individual 10-foot coils). You must specify this option at the time of ordering by using the Special Instructions/Comments box on the shopping cart checkout form.
The maximum continuous length coil we can provide is 100 feet long.
Order the number of 10-foot coils that equals the total length you need and ask us for "continuous length" when you submit your order.
A continuous length coil of picture wire will cut down on waste if you have a lot of pictures to hang, but these longer coils of wire can get unwieldy and tangled if you are not careful when using them.
Specifying continuous length coil wire will usually delay shipment of your order a day or two since this is done on a custom basis.
We also supply stainless wire in full spools. Each spool weighs approximately 2 1/2 lbs. The length of wire supplied on a full spool is different for each wire size--see order form above.
Many professional picture framers prefer stainless steel picture wire because it is "finger friendly," that is to say it does not fray at the cut ends as readily as braided wire and is therefore less likely to prick your fingers when handling. Also, the surface of stainless steel picture wire is not coated like braided wire, so your hands will stay clean when you are working with it.
Stainless steel picture wire is flexible and easy to work with, especially in the smaller sizes, but the larger sizes are not quite as flexible as braided wire. Stainless wire has a smooth, uncoated finish which will stay bright, shiny and rust-free over time.
Use a good-quality wire nipper or wire cutter to cut the larger sizes of stainless steel picture wire. The smaller sizes cut easily with any available cutting tool.
If you'd like to get a sample piece of each of the four sizes of stainless steel wire that we carry, order a sample pack. If you are not ordering anything else along with it, please read our policy on sample-only orders here.
The method illustrated below is the correct way to attach picture wire to most picture frame hangers. The final wrapping loops should be tight, as shown, but they need not extend a great distance along the wire.
Leave enough slack in the wire so that when it is pulled taut up against the back of the frame, the center (highest) point of the wire reaches about half the distance between an imaginary straight line drawn between the two hangers and the top of the frame.
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