Magnets are a great way to display art on paper and protect it from pinholes, rips, and tears. Magnets are quick and easy to use, and even galleries have discovered the convenience of sleek, strong, small round magnets. Magnets make it easy to straighten art that’s hanging a little crookedly and to swap art in and out of a display. In addition, magnets are an affordable alternative to framing large artworks and those that are not a standard shape or size. Below are our picks of the best magnetic poster and art hangers.
1. Benjia Magnetic Poster Hanger
Focus on the art and not the frame with Bejnia’s sleek hangers. Each pair of wooden hangers contains powerful magnets to securely hold maps, art, posters, prints, and thin fabric in place. Open up each pair of magnetic pairs and then bring them together at the top and bottom edges of your art. Then hang. This product is 20 inches wide with a walnut finish; larger and smaller sets are also available, as are a variety of colors. These versatile hangers are a great buy, compared with traditional framing, especially for extremely large works.
2. DIYMAG Refrigerator Magnets
Powerful magnets can attach even the largest work on paper to the wall. This set of 100 magnets are classy silver disks in five sizes from 3 to 15 millimeters. The magnets are very strong and adhere well to whiteboards in classrooms, metal frames, and refrigerators. They are excellent to use in homes, schools, and galleries to hang artwork: Place a nail or screw in the desired spot, hold a corner of the art against it, and place a magnet on top. If the art isn’t exactly straight, it can be easily be nudged level. Large magnets are also great to glue to walls and use to hang magnetic art supplies and tools.
3. Mikede Swivel Magnetic Hooks
Teachers adore these powerful neodymium magnet hooks. With a 60-pound capacity, they can hold wired paintings and other artworks strung for hanging, as well as some tools and art supplies. They are attracted to most metal surfaces including whiteboards, bulletin board frames, metal doors, file cabinets, and desks. There is no mess, no holes in the wall, no gunky adhesives left behind, and if the magnet isn’t in the perfect place for you, just slide it to the right spot. The hooks swivel on the round magnets, for flexibility.
4. Haute Décor Magnetic Hanger
Stylish and strong, this round magnetic hanger securely holds up to 10 pounds on doors and other magnetic surfaces. Often this magnet is used to hang wreaths and signs on front doors, but it is also a classy way to hang art, banners, dried flowers, and weavings while sparing the hanging surface from nail holes and scratches. The hanger is available in several metallic finishes and matte black.
5. Magnetack Magnetic Hangers
Professional artists and gallerists have discovered the beauty of these small yet powerful magnets. Magnetacks work in pairs comprising a base tack and a top tack. Each contains a magnet made of the rare earth neodymium, graded N42. They are easy to install: Simply push the base tack into the wall, or use a rubber mallet on harder surfaces (the magnets will stick to metal hammers). Each Magnetack pair holds up to one pound of paper or one 8-by-10-inch photograph; four pairs will hold 22-by-30-inch artworks on paper securely in place. These tiny yet strong magnets are sleek and contemporary, making the art shine.