Cost to Hang Heavy or Valuable Artwork

Heavy ArtworkThe value of the piece of art and the location must be considered when estimating a price. Valuable artwork and heavy pieces of sculpture require extra care.

Customers usually understand that this type of installation may be expensive.

This particular piece of art was not valuable, but did require some care to ensure that it wasn’t damaged. It was a fairly large, ornamental piece of garden art so it required a 40-60lb. hanger.

Low estimate for materials and labor per piece of
art:

  • Misc hardware and screws
  • Labor 1 hour

High estimate for materials and labor per piece of
art:

  • Misc hardware and screws
  • Labor 1.5 hours

If you are a contractor or a handyman, how much would this job cost in your area?

Low Price: $50

Consensus Price: $75

High Price: $125

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Comments

  1. Hanging interior art work can sometimes be tricky. Hardware stores sell braided and solid picture wire that can be cut or unwrapped from the loops on the frame or the hanger/hooks.

    Be sure you know the weight on the art work you are hanging and select the appropriate size wire for safe support. Use electrical tape on the loops on the frame and the section of wire that rests on the hanger/hooks.

What would a fair price be?