I love discovering a tool that I never knew existed that makes my life easier. That’s is the perfect description for the TapHanger. It’s a tool that makes my life easier. What does it do? It lets you hang a picture on your wall in less than a minute. You’ll spend more time figuring out where you want to place the picture than actually hanging it.
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80 reusable TapTacks
The TapHanger is an absolutely genius idea in its simplicity and ease of use.
The tool consists of a hard plastic handle with a stainless steel shaft with an opening at one end.
The specially designed nails, called TapTacks, fit into the end of the TapHanger tool.
But let me back up just a little before we continue with the review…
See these two paintings? Jeanne and I each painted one at an art class several months ago. Mine’s on the left and hers is on the right. Those two art pieces have been propped up against a wall in our living room since we brought them home. Why? Because we both are horrible when it comes to hanging pictures. We either use the wrong tools or do too much damage to the walls hammering a nail. So we end up taking much longer than we would like getting our artwork hung up. Usually, we just wait till Jeanne’s brother comes over for a visit and then ask him to do it. I’m sure he loves that.
The TapHanger solves this problem beautifully.
With one of the small two-headed TapTacks inserted into the end of the TapHanger, you just hammer it into the back top two corners of your picture frame.
The tacks go in very easily and are designed to only allow you to hammer them in halfway.
Then you just press the top two corners of the picture frame into your wall and you’re done, the picture is hung. Seriously, it’s that easy! Of course you’ll need walls that are made of drywall and not wood paneling, tile or other hard materials.
Perfect, fast and easy. That’s the way I like to do things.
The TapTacks are supposed to be reusable, but I wasn’t able to pull one out when I tried with some pliers. I didn’t try very hard though because I didn’t want to break it off in the frame.
There is one thing you need to think about before hanging a picture using the TapHanger. Since you’re sticking the picture directly to the wall, you will not be able to easily adjust it once it’s placed. Yes, you can pull it out of the wall and rehang it, but you really don’t want your walls to turn into a pin cushion. To get around this, we used a small level that we balanced on the top edge of the frame. This made it easy to hang the image straight the first time. If you do need to remove it though, it only leaves a very small pin hole which is not noticeable.
After Jeanne and I hung the two tree paintings we ended up hanging two other framed prints that we’ve been meaning to hang for years. Now we want to have more of our original photography framed so we can hang some more artwork on our walls.
Now comes the part where you’re going to be disappointed if you were ready to purchase the TapHanger. You can’t buy one yet. It will be available in all the major hardware stores and home improvements centers and places like Michael’s and Jo-Annes beginning during the last quarter of this year.
Source: The sample for this review was provided by TapHanger. Please visit their site for more info.