Wall Plates

Instructions for Hanging the Plate:

  1. Choose the Right Spot:

    • Avoid high-traffic areas: Do not hang the plate above a sofa, bed, or in a place where children play.
    • Select a low-risk area: Ideal places are above a mantlepiece, high on a wall that is not frequently touched, or a dedicated display area.
  2. Prepare the Wall:

    • Find a Stud: Use a stud finder to locate a stud in the wall. Studs provide the most secure support.
    • Use Wall Anchors: If you can't find a stud, use heavy-duty wall anchors appropriate for your wall type (drywall, plaster, etc.).
  3. Select the Right Hook:

    • Heavy-duty hooks: Use hooks or hangers that can support at least twice the weight of the plate. Consider hooks specifically designed for heavy or valuable items.
    • Double Security: Use two hooks for extra security, distributing the weight evenly and reducing the risk of the plate falling.
  4. Mounting the Plate:

    • Mark the Spot: Measure and mark where you want to hang the plate, ensuring it is level.
    • Install the Hooks: Drill pilot holes if necessary and install the hooks or anchors securely into the wall.
    • Hang the Plate: Carefully hang the plate on the hooks, ensuring that the wire is evenly distributed and securely seated.

Additional Tips:

  • Check Regularly: Periodically check the mounting to ensure the hooks and wire are secure.
  • Consider Safety Straps: For additional security, use safety straps or museum putty to help keep the plate in place.


By following these steps, you can ensure that the plate is hung securely and safely, minimizing any risk to people or the plate itself. Always prioritize safety and double-check all components before finalizing the hanging process.