The Round Hole Hanger is sometimes referred to as a "Pender" or "Pender-type" hanger. This hanger performs well when hung on a picture hook. The Sawtooth Hanger is a better choice when hanging foamboard on wall nails or screws.
Foamboard metal hangers can be used on any type of paper-faced foam-centered board that is thick enough to prevent the hanger prongs from penetrating through to the front surface (3/16" minimum overall thickness). If you are dealing with thinner board, use a Zig Zag Plastic Foamboard Hanger.
Do not attempt to use metal foamboard hangers on hard-faced foamboard such as Gatorboard/Gatorfoam--the hanger prongs cannot penetrate the facing material. For hanging such board or larger/heavier regular foamboard, consider using Light-Duty Cleat Hangers. These metal cleats can be attached to the back of foam-centered board with an adhesive (liquid glue, double-sided foam-backed tape) instead of screws.
Foamboard metal hangers are designed to hang posters or similar items that have been mounted on foamboard ("foamcore board") or other lightweight backing board but are not framed.
Do not use foamboard metal hangers on any board less than 3/16" thick or
the hanger prongs will penetrate through to the front surface.
Foamboard metal hangers are light-duty hangers. Do not use them to hang anything weighing over 1 lb. (one hanger) to 2 lbs. (two hangers).
- Using two foamboard hangers, each placed on its own picture hook, will keep foamboard-mounted art level when hung.
- Pencil-mark for
the positions of the hangers on the back side of the
piece foamboard you are hanging.
- Hanger prongs
need to be inserted upward; prongs pointing towards the
top edge of the board.
- Lay the
foamboard face down on a clean, hard surface. Push the
hanger slightly down and forward simultaneously until the
prongs penetrate completely into the foamboard
- To remove,
simply pull the hangers out in the opposite