There are 4 Artiteq rail colours: white, brushed aluminium, black and white primer. The Artiteq ‘white’ rail is a warm, off-white. The Artiteq ‘white primer’ is a cold, vivid white.

Artiteq manufactures most rail types in the white primer colour. This colour is similar tothe commercial paint colours ceiling white or cornice white. Because these rails are primed they have a paint receptive surface and can be painted with the same acrylic or enamel paint you’ve used to paint your walls. That makes them barely visible once you install them on your wall.

Alternatively, for a more scratch-resistant finish the hanging tracks can be professionally spray-painted the same colour as your walls.
Different rail types come indifferent colours:

  • Click Rail: vivid white (white primer), off-white (white), brushed aluminium (brushed alu)
  • Click Rail Pro: vivid white (white primer), brushed aluminium (brushed alu)v
  • Contour Rail: vivid white (white primer), brushed aluminium (brushed alu)
  • Combi Rail Pro Light: off-white (white)
  • Info Rail: off-white (white), brushed aluminium (brushed alu)
  • Info Strip: off-white (white)
  • Top Rail: vivid white (white primer), black, brushed aluminium (brushed alu)
  • Art Strip: vivid white (white primer), black
  • Ceiling Strip: off-white (white)
  • Deco Rail: off-white (white)
  • Shadowline Plasterboard: off-white (white)
  • Shadowline masonry: off-white (white)

Yes, you can measure the rail lengths you need or send us a plan that shows where you want the hanging system installed and we will draw up a quote for you.The tracks look best if you install them along the top of your wall just below the ceiling similar to a cornice element from wall to wall – ie from corner to corner or from edge to edge.

No need to sweat over the measurements. The rails come in 2 metre and 3 metre lengths; we only need rough measurements to the nearest metre to prepare your quote.

If you have a tape measure handy, that’s always best. If you don’t have one or find millimetres, centimetres and metres utterly confusing then just go old school: pace it out with big steps, that works well too.

From an aesthetic viewpoint, the rail does just look best if you install it along the top of your wall just below the ceiling similar to a cornice element from wall to wall – ie from corner to corner or from edge to edge.

If you are on a tight budget you could install your hanging track just on the “sweet spot” where you plan to hang your artwork.

If you are out for the best “look”, then yes. If your hanging rails mirror a consistent cornice element on all your walls, this will blend in better with your interior and be less visible.

Objectively however, there is no reason why you need to install the rail over the windows and doors given you are probably unlikely to hang any pictures there.

Basically, it comes down to your preferences: what’s more important to you – how it looks or what it costs?

The hanging rail can be mounted neatly under the ceiling or cornice thereby disappearing as an extension thereof. You can also install it lower and make it a striking feature on your wall. For example, you could mount a brushed aluminium rail against a feature wall of burgundy or blue.

The average family picture weighs less than 5kg. Mirrors and large framed pictures with glass will weigh more. The hanging system is very strong.

Different hanging wiressupport different weights.

Safe hanger loads lie below the maximum weight of the hanging wires.

10kg for 1mm diameter hanging wires
20kg for 2mm diameter nylon Perlon hanging wires
30kg for Stainless Steel 2mm hanging wires/cables

If you hang multiple artworks on your hanging wires (for example a salon hang) make sure you don’t exceed these total limits
Bear in mind that you must also consider the maximum weight bearing of the hook you attach to the hanging wire.

It’s actually quite fast is you possess some basic handyman skills. Your install speed will depend on the type of wall you mount your hanging rail to. New Gyprock walls are the easiest to mount to. The hardest are old stone walls with crumbly mortar. Here you will have to drill several holes to ensure you get good fixings.

With Gyprock walls you can have numerous rooms done within a working day. We recently installed 25m in a kitchen, hallway, above a staircase, in the dining room and kids’ rooms and it was all in a good days work.

Here are some of the questions we may ask you if you’d like us to install the hanging system for you. Your answers will help us draw up a quote.

  • On how many walls would you like your hanging system installed and (about) how wide are they?
  • At what height would you like the hanging rails installed?
  • What kind of walls do you have (e.g. plasterboard, brick, concrete, stone, timber, plywood, metal)?
  • Are you in the midst of construction or renovations? Then you could benefit from our nifty ceiling integrated hanging systems.
  • What colour are your walls? Want your hanging rail to be the same colour as your walls?
  • How many pictures, posters, photos, objects would you like to hang?
  • How heavy are they? Their weight determines the thickness of the hanging wire (1 or 2mm) and the type of hook we recommend.
  • Would you prefer our sturdier, industrial-look, stainless steel hanging wires or our invisible, Perlon hanging wires?
  • Can we easily access your site, how close can we park?
  • Are the walls freely accessible or are there heavy, precious objects in front of them like a grand piano?

Just coil up the excess hanging wire and then loop the end through the coil a few times to stop it unravelling. Then tuck it out of sight behind your artwork.

If it won’t stay put try turning the coil around the other way or use non-marking painters’ tape to make sure it remains in its tucked away spot at the back of the picture.

The Ratchet hook and the 1mm and 2mm Micro Grip hooks areself-locking hooks. They have a patented mechanism which grips the cord or cable only in the downward direction. Hence, they can be easily slid up the hanging wire –just pull down on the hanging wire with one hand and push the hook up with the other hand.

The self-locking mechanism prevents the hook from sliding down the hanging wire on its own accord. Pinch the plunger top and the bottom of the hook together to slide the hook down the hanging wire.

To insert the hook onto the hanging wire you feed the wire into the hole on the plunger top of the hook. Then push the hanger through the hook body and out through the bottom of the hook.

We can help you turn your home into a gallery. One of our professional curators can give you advice and hang your art for you. If you are looking for more art, you can check out our sister company Art Logic at

Yes, the Artiteq hanging rails can be cut with a hacksaw or a drop-saw with an aluminium blade. Here’s a hot hint: be sure you cut your rail at the end thatgoes into the corner of the wall or will have an end cap put over it. Then your cuts can be a little less than perfect. Best to not cut the hanging rail on the ends you join together for longer length rails. If you do end up with an imperfect join, use ‘No More Gaps’ to disguise your mistake.
If you are building a new home or a renovating to include new ceilings, check out Artiteq’s built-in hanging rail systems and choose the rail that matches your ceiling or cornice construction type.

If your ceiling already exists, then take a look at the top of your wall.

  • Is there a plaster strip at the top of it? This is a cornice. Best to use the Artiteq Click Rail, the Artiteq Click Rail Pro or the Combi Rail Pro Light.
  • Is there a small gap between the ceiling and the wall? This is called a shadowline recess. You could use the Artiteq Click Rail, the Artiteq Click Rail Pro or the Combi Rail Pro Light. The Contour Rail would be suitable too.
  • Do the wall and the ceiling meetat a right angle? This is a square set ceiling. Best to use the Artiteq Click Rail Pro to ensure you get your rails as close to the ceiling as possible.
  • Are there ceiling tiles? This is a suspended ceiling system. You’ll often find these in offices or schools.

The Artiteq hanging system consists of three components: the hanging rail, the hanging wires and the hooks.How heavy the art you hang from the hanging system can be is in turn determined by the combination of the weight capacity of each of these three components.

Light weight combination is <10kg
Medium weight combination is <20kg
Heavy weight combination is <40kg

  1. Weight capacity of the hanging rails:
    20-50kg capacity calculated per metre length of rail when installed with the recommended fixings.
    Weight guide
  2. Weight capacity of the hanging wires:10kg for 1mm Perlon and Stainless-Steel hanging wires (Twister 1mm)
    20kg for 2mm Perlon hanging wires (Twister 2mmperlon)
    30kg for Stainless Steel 2mm diameter hanging wires/cables (Twister 2mm steel)If you hang multiple artworks on your hanging wires (for example a salon hang) make sure you don’t exceed these total limits.
    Bear in mind that you must also consider the maximum weight bearing of the hook you attach to the hanging wire.
  3. 3. Weight capacity of thehooks:Micro Grip 1mm hook: 5kg on 1mm Perlon hanging wire
    Micro Grip 1mm hook: 10kg on 1mm Stainless-Steel hanging wire
    Ratchet hook: 10kg capacityon 2mm Perlon hanging wire
    Ratchet hook: 15kg capacityon 2mm Stainless-Steel hanging wire
    Micro Grip 2mm hook: 20kg capacity on 2mm Perlon hanging wire
    Micro Grip 2mm hook: 20kg capacity on 2mm Stainless-Steel hanging wireTo be safe and achieve a stable hang use two hangers for hanging all your pictures.
    In doing so you share the load over two points which means you double the weight capacity of
    each hanging wire and hook.

    E.g.A 1mm Perlon hanging wire with a Micro Grip 1mm hook has 5kg capacity. Byusing two hangers and two hooks you get double the weight capacity: 10kg.

    It’s best to work out the total weight capacity by using the per metre rail capacity and the hook capacity as your primary guide to how heavy the pictures you want to hang can be..

    It’s only when you want to hang several artworks, one below the other, using the same hanging wires that the weight capacity of the hanging wire must be included in your calculations.

    We suggest you weigh picture and halve its weight. That will allow you to determine which hooks and hanging wires will suit you.

The Artiteq rails are cleverly designed to be as small as possible whilst allowing you to hang heavy loads. They are perfectly sized to nestle into various types of cornice designs.

Artiteq’s built-in hanging rails are designed to disappear from view – all you see is a shadow line. These are the most invisible rails in the Artiteq range.

You’ll find the height and depth of every rail type on the individual product pages.

Hanging your picture with just one hanging wire may be cost efficient but it’s not the safest method.The artwork can easily tip out of level and possibly slide off if bumped by a passer-by or blown by a breeze. With two hangers and hooks the artwork stays level and hangs flatter against the wall.

Slipping the two hooks into D-rings makes adjusting the artwork to get it level easy. With just one hanger affixed to the wire at the back of the picture it’s hard to get the picture straight as the hook slides on the wire.

Slide the hanger into the rail and then twist it in. To do this hold the cable about 5cm below its tip between your index finger and thumb and slide it into the rail opening. Still keeping a hold of the hanger twist or twirl it to the right to lock it stip into the rail channel.

When you want to remove it, just twist it out.

The Twister head on the end of the Twister hanging wire is a patented design by Artiteq. It is the only hanger in the world that can be installed anywhere along a rail that is recessed above the ceiling line as is the case for the Artiteq Shadow line Rails, the Art Strip and the Ceiling Strip.

Weight capacity needed for the artwork
Aesthetics – the least visible look.
Length determined by Height of your ceiling

determines the hanger you should buy.

Weight capacity
Compatibility of Hanger to the Hook is essential.
We have 1mm diameter hangers and 2mm diameter hangers
1mm Nylon Suits Artwork <10kg
2mm Nylon suits Artwork <20kg
1mm St/Steel suits Artwork <20kg
2mm St/Steel suits Artwork <30kg
All our hooks work on both Nylon and Cable hangers


Make the hangers disappear as much as possible as long as you have adequate weight capacity. So choose the thinnest hanger that closest greater weight capacity.

Nylon disappears more against the wall than Stainless steel cable.
Stainless steel is very hard wearing, has high weight capacity.

1mm hangers have less visual impact than 2mm hangers
1mm hangers cast a smaller shadow on the wall when lit.

(Tips) Most customer say there barely notice the hangers after a couple of days….. the artwork.

If you move the artwork around a lot or are in a commercial environment, cable hangers are your best options

Micro twister Cable hangers are recommended as they give Weight capacity up to 20kg when used in a pair.

Basically, it’s a question of aesthetics and weight.

If your pictures weigh less than 10kg and you prefer the invisible look a set of 2 x 1mm Artiteq Perlon Twister hanging wires is best for you.

If your wall hangings are heavier (up to 20kg) and you want the hanging wires to disappear, go for a set of 2 x 2mm Perlon/Nylon Twister hanging wires.

If you like the industrial look choose a 1mm or 2mm Stainless-Steel cable. Steel hangers are very hard-wearing.

If your pictures weigh less than 20kg and you prefer the look of the slim steel hanging wires a set of 2 x 1mm Steel Twister hanging wires is best for you.

If your wall hangings are heavier (up to 30kg) choose a set of 2 x 2mm Stainless-Steel Twister hanging wires with Ratchet hooks.

If your wall hangings are even heavier (up to 40kg) choose a set of 2 x 2mm Stainless-Steel Twister hanging wires with 2mm Micro Grip hooks.

Weight capacity, aesthetics and the height of your ceilings are your purchase criteria.

  1. Weight capacity Make sure your hanging wire and hook are compatible.
    For 1mm diameter hangers choose the 1mm Micro Grip hook.
    For 2mm diameter hangers choose the 2mm Micro Grip hook or the ratchet hook.A set of 2 x 1mm nylon/Perlonsuits pictures<10kg
    A set of 2 x 2mm nylon/Perlon suits artwork <20kg
    A set of 2 x 1mm steel suits frames<20kg
    A set of 2 x 2mm steel with Ratchet hooks suits paintings<30kg
    A set of 2 x 2mm steel with 2mm Micro Grip hooks suits paintings <40kgAll our hooks suit both nylon and cable hangers
  2. Aesthetics If you’d like to make your hanging system as invisible as possible choose Perlon hangers. Select the thinnest hanging wire bearing in mind the weight capacity you require .1mm Perlon hangers have less visual impact than the 2mm Perlon ones. They are slimmer and also cast a smaller shadow on the wall when lit.If you regularly change your artwork around steel cable hangers will be more durable.
  3. Ceiling Height Your ceiling height determines your hanging wire length. To work out the correct length subtract 1.5m from the height of your ceiling. Don’t cut off the excess hanging wire. Later on,you may need that extra length to hang a different piece of art.Also, if you don’t make a clean cut it can be hard to insert it into the hook. Instead, just coil up the hanging wire and tuck it behind yourartwork. You could also use non-marking painters’ tape to make sure it remains in its tucked away spot.

For a guesstimate – if you can pick up with one hand it weighs < 5kg
If you need 2 hands to pick it up it weighs<15kg
If you can only lift one side of the artwork on your own it weighs<30kg

A more precise method is to weigh yourself holding the artwork. Stand on your scales and check your weight. Then pick up the artwork and note the weight again.The difference between the two is the weight of your artwork.