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    Hanging artwork on the wall in that perfect spot usually takes a couple of tries, and your wall pays the price. But there's a product out there called Instahang which promises to be the convenient, secure way to hang your art. We let Wayne Buy It to see if it really works. (Published Friday, Aug. 4, 2017)

    Hanging artwork on the wall in that perfect spot usually takes a couple of tries, and your wall pays the price. But there's a product out there called Instahang which promises to be the convenient, secure way to hang your art. We let Wayne Buy It to see if it really works.

    If you want tips on how to hang something on the wall you want to talk to Willie Waters.

    He has worked for more than 30 years for major design companies and with his own business professionally positioning and hanging artwork for everyone from Bishop T.D. Jakes to golfer Lee Trevino.

    Waters jumped at the chance to try Instahang — a product that puts the hammer, nail and leveler in one unit to make picture hanging easier.

    The directions were tough and we struggled a bit to get it loaded.

    "See, I could've hung the whole house by now, but I'm going to roll with you, Wayne," Waters joked.

    They figured it out, picked a frame and got to work.

    "Punch it in there. Pretty instant. Look how easy that is," Waters said.

    It started out easily, but as they tried different frames and hooks, things got tougher.

    It was hard to measure precisely where the peg was going in the wall — a big problem for frames with two hooks.

    And then the product got jammed.

    "It's good for three hangs!" Waters joked.

    They freed the jam, but Waters already made up his mind about Instahang.

    "I normally do a whole house in 20 minutes, but I'm just trying to work with you here," he said.

    For lightweight, non sentimental items, he's fine with it, but not for anything more.

    We reached out to the makers of Instahang who reiterated to follow the step-by-step instructions and hit the plunger head firmly with the palm of your hand for best results.


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