Vinyl can be great to look at. The art on them can be amazing and you might want to hang it on your wall. At first sight, there doesn’t seem to be an easy way to do this though. Let’s take a look at how this can be done without damaging them or breaking the wall. There are several easy and affordable options available.
The easiest and cheapest way to hang vinyl records on the wall is by using double-sided tape. Make sure that you use enough tape as the glue can dry over time and become weaker. For this reason, you have to check it from time to time so that the record doesn’t fall once the glue starts to break down. The glue can also leave marks on your wall so you have to be careful with this as well. Make sure to get tape that is strong enough for this application.
You can get hangers that use a screw or glue to attach them to the wall. This is quite easy to apply. You will need two or three hangers per album. It won’t be the most beautiful way to attach it to your wall but it is cheap to do. If you are tired of looking at records, you can easily add something else later on. This can range from decoration to coats. Hangers come in different colors so you can pick one that matches the color of the record.
When you drill in the wall, you have to make sure that you don’t hit a drain or pipe as this can lead to a lot of water damage and leaks. You can use a stud finder or metal detector to help you with this.
A fish wire is cheap to buy. It is a transparent type of cable that you can attach to other items that already hang on your wall (such as lamps or doorknobs). You don’t have to drill or use glue to use this. For this reason, fish wire is a great option if you rent an apartment or house. It is quite sturdy and durable so your records should be safe. You might have to adjust the lights so that the fish wire is invisible. This can give a cool effect as the album appears to be floating. This works best when you have light or white walls. On darker walls, the wire can become visible and this can make it look less cool. It can take some time to find the best way to hide it but it can work out great.
Before you start hanging vinyls and records on your walls, you should make sure that the surfaces are clean. The easiest way to do this is to use a damp cloth and wipe down all of the surfaces. If there are spots that need a little more attention, use some cleaner with a mild abrasive but be careful that you don’t scratch the wall. If there is any type of damage on the wall from painting or plastering work in the past, it is best that you repaint or plaster over it first before hanging anything else on it.
Records are not that heavy so generally, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem to hang them on the wall.
If you want to hang your vinyls and records on the wall, it’s important to measure where you’re going to put them first. It might seem easy, but measuring is the key because you don’t want your records falling off the wall after you hang them up. The best way to measure the size of your wall is by using a tape measure. You can buy one or make one out of a shoelace. You also want to make sure that there’s some good light in the area where you’ll be hanging them so that they won’t look dark.
There are also products specifically designed to hang vinyl albums on the wall. While they are more expensive, they look great. You can use them as a vinyl stand or hang them on the wall. You just need one screw and the mount is already installed. You can use a leveler to double-check that it hangs straight. They come in different designs so you can check what works for your interior. While some are quite prominent, others are hidden. This last option gives the impression that the record floats so it is a cool effect. Some even allow you to pair the record and the album together.
The advantage of these is that it is easier to switch the record. If you are tired of looking at one, you can easily pick another one. This is great if you have a big collection and want to display them all.
Once the vinyls and records are hung on the wall, it’s time to finish off the look with decorating touches. This can be done with stickers (or even clear decals), paint, sponges, and paintbrushes if you have them. If you don’t have any decorations lying around and need new ones, there are plenty of trendy vinyl decals available online that will look great! A more minimalistic look without all this decoration can work as well. It’s also important to make sure that there is enough space for your vinyl and records so that other items don’t detract the attention from it.
To conclude, we can say that there are several cheap and easy ways that allow you to hang your vinyl records on the wall. From tape, fish wire to dedicated album mounts. Each of these methods has its unique pros and cons so you will have to see what works for your records. Be sure to clean your wall before you hang the record. This will keep your records and the wall looking nice.