Need to know what is the best way to hang an 5ft x 7ft area rug on the wall?
Use zbar hanger for rug is excelent hanging carpet hanger,
carpet will be flush to the wall .try zbarhanger.com and look for zbar for carpet.
For light-weight rugs, you can stitch small gauge key rings to the back of the rug and hang it on the wall. It looks really elegant.
Just wanted to share my take on your awesome advice!!
Not a problem carpetsondmove,
Glad I could help point out some solutions for you = )
I find the Method 2 or The use of cloth rings is more convenient for my lightweight rug. Thanks Mr. Jay. :)
Thanks for helping to clear that up Paul. = )
Like he mentioned, djdaniel, you don't have to paint it nor do you have to stain it. I just thought that the piece that I picked out had some character to it already and I opted to leave the color as is, but you can optionally stain it if you so desired. A good point you brought up though, so thank you for sharing it with the rest of the community!~ = )
You don't necessarily have to paint the wood. If you wanted the natural wood color to be present, you can simply use some clear stain, shellac, laquer or polyurethane, in the finish of your choice. Jay mentioned staining the wood, the Minwax stain sold by THD has a bit of sealer in it, as that's how the pigment in the stain is held to the wood. The sealer acts as a binder (glue) for the pigment.
I like the simplicity of your rug hanger; however, three other articles I read, by experts in textiles, stated emphatically that you should paint any wood that comes in contact with fabric, to prevent acids from the wood from staining the fabric.