• Traditional picture hanging hooks
  • Simple to install and easy to remove
  • Nickel-plated and brass-plated picture wall hooks

The weight ratings on picture hooks are guideline.

When in doubt as to what size hook to use, select the heavier hook or hang the picture on two hooks. Don't gamble with gravity.


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no stud heavy drywall hook 200 lbs
Price: $4.65
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Item #: HWR-132 -

Easy to install in drywall without finding a stud.

heavy duty brass hook 100 pound
Price: $16.25-$620.00
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Item #: HWR-2332-100 -

50 pound pro brass hook with steel blue nails
Price: $12.00-$350.00
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Item #: HWR-2332-50 -

brass hook 30 pound professional
Price: $9.00-$212.00
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blue steel nail for brass hooks
Price: $9.50
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Brass 10 lb Hook
Price: $7.00-$175.00
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Item #: HWR-2332-10 -

Brass Hook Nails Old Style - 100 Pack
Price: $9.50
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heavy duty picture hook 100 pound
Price: $5.25-$105.00
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50 pound picture hook
Price: $3.15-$59.50
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nickel picture hook 30 pound
Price: $2.10-$41.50
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large drywall hook push in 60 pound
Price: $3.50-$17.40
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Item #: HWR-119 -

A different design, these hooks are designed for use on drywall (sheetrock) walls only. They require no nails or screws to install. Instead, four very sharp tapered prongs on the back side of the hook easily penetrate into the drywall, holding the hook in place more tenaciously than a nail. The prongs are so sharp, finger pressure alone may be enough to insert these hooks in a wall--occasionally a few final taps with a hammer will be required.

small push in drywall hook
Price: $2.50-$11.60
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Item #: HWR-118 -

A different design, these hooks are designed for use on drywall (sheetrock) walls only. They require no nails or screws to install. Instead, four very sharp tapered prongs on the back side of the hook easily penetrate into the drywall, holding the hook in place more tenaciously than a nail. The prongs are so sharp, finger pressure alone is often enough to insert these hooks in a wall--occasionally a few final taps with a hammer will be required.

tremor hook 30 pound prevents art from jumping off the wall during an earthquake
Price: $9.95-$50.00
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Item #: TH-30 -

Prevent framed art from falling off the wall or slipping off a nail or hook. Tremor hooks are for areas where the wall shakes from slamming doors, trains or earthquakes. Tremor hooks can also be used in swaying boats. Tremor Hangers are also called Kidsafe Hangers since they easily prevent a picture from being pulled off a wall or bumped off.Tremor hooks have a raised nail collar to guide the nails in at the proper 45 degree angle.Tap the nails in—they are sharp and do not require strenuous...

tremor hook with collar that guides nail in at correct angle for maximum support
Price: $16.75-$100.00
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Item #: TH-75 -

Prevent framed art from falling off the wall or slipping off a nail or hook. Tremor hooks are for areas where the wall shakes from slamming doors, trains or earthquakes. Tremor hooks can also be used in swaying boats. Tremor Hangers are also called Kidsafe Hangers since they easily prevent a picture from being pulled off a wall or bumped off. Tremor hooks have a raised nail collar to guide the nails in at the proper 45 degree angle.Tap the nails in—they are sharp and do not require strenuous...

Picture hooks are rated according to the number of pounds they will theoretically support. It is best to apply these ratings very conservatively when selecting the proper size hook to use--three to four times the weight of the picture is a practical rule of thumb.  When in doubt as to what size hook to use, select the heavier hook.

Please keep in mind that picture hook "weight ratings" or "maximum picture weight ratings" are for the hook itself, under ideal conditions. In the real world, the holding power of a hook can be significantly diminished by poor installation technique and/or the material and condition of the wall to which it is attached.

When hanging framed pictures with Picture Wire on picture hooks, using two hooks for each picture, spaced an appropriate distance apart on the wall, is a very good practice. Two hooks will keep a framed picture straighter on the wall over time and will also add additional security by distributing the weight of the picture on two hanging points instead of just one.  When using two hooks to hang a picture, space them apart on the wall at a distance roughly equal to one-third the width of the frame.

Nickel-Plated Picture Hooks

Our nickel-plated hooks are the framing industry standard. They work very well on drywall (sheetrock) or wood paneled walls. They do not need to be positioned at a wall stud to be effective, but the nails supplied with them will easily penetrate the wood wall studs that are behind most residential walls.

Sometimes called "bulldog hooks" or "bulldog-type hooks," our standard nickel-plated picture hooks work very well on drywall (sheetrock, wallboard, platerboard, gypboard) walls. They do not need to be positioned at a wall stud to be effective, but the nails supplied with these picture hooks will easily penetrate wood framing studs if you hit one by accident or design.

Nickel-plated picture hooks are traditionally classified according to the maximum picture weight they will theoretically support under ideal test conditions. You should not hang a 30 lb. picture on a 30 lb. hook.

Select a nickel-plated hook size that has a picture weight rating 3-4 times the actual weight of the picture you are hanging.

When hanging framed pictures with picture wire and picture hooks, using two hooks for each picture is a very good practice. Two hooks will keep a framed picture straighter on the wall over time and will also supply additional security by distributing the weight of the picture on two hanging points instead of just one. When using two hooks to hang a picture space them apart on the wall at a distance roughly equal to one-third the width of the frame.

Under most condions nickel-plated hooks can be easily removed from drywall, leaving small, easily repairable holes. See the instructions directly below for the correct way to remove picture hooks from a wall. Hooks and nails can be reused if not damaged.

Do not attempt to use nickel-plated hooks on concrete, brick, stone, cinderblock or similar walls. The hook nails will not penetrate these materials and you run the risk of injuring yourself.

Brass-Plated Hooks

Our brass-plated hooks are an excellent choice if you have real plaster walls. The special tempered steel needlepoint nails provided with each hook will penetrate older plaster walls with less danger of cracking the plaster. These brass-plated hooks also work very well on drywall or wood walls. 

The two heavier brass-plated hook sizes have multiple nails per hook which provide additional holding power. Nails are the same for all hook sizes: 1" long tempered steel needlepoint with a knurled brass head.

The brass finish and elegant design of these hooks makes them a better choice than the more utilitarian-looking Nickel-Plated Hook for certain decorative applications where the hook will be visible after hanging. Also, the nails used with brass-plated picture hooks are thinner (smaller diameter) than nickel-plated picture hook nails, so nail holes made in the wall will be smaller.

Brass-plated hooks can be quickly removed from drywall or plaster walls and reused if not damaged. The knurled head needlepoint nails leave behind only a trace of a hole when they are removed.