Picture & Painting Hanging System

Merlin Frame Maker is the sole distributor of the STAS picture hanging system in Singapore, a system designed to make the hanging of pictures and paintings a breeze. We have installed the system in homes, offices, shops, museums and galleries with the system capable of being installed on various kinds of walls and ceilings.

With the ability to easily add, remove or re position the hanging cords by hand, it gives you complete flexibility to change the positioning of your works or switch out works without ever having to worry about drilling more holes to account for different shapes, and sizes.

The type of picture hanging system will differ based on individual requirements. We can help advise you of the options and recommend the best solution for your needs.

STAS Picture Hanging System

Wall Picture Hanging Systems

Detailed information on the various wall hanging systems. Please contact us for advice on the appropriate system for your needs.

Product Name Key Feature Color Options Dimensions Weight Lighting Video
STAS minirail Smallest in the world White or natural aluminium 9 x 16mm 25kg per meter
STAS cliprail Basic, simple and easy White or natural aluminium 8.2 x 25mm 20kg per meter
STAS cliprail max Fits straight to the ceiling with no gap Stainless steel, white or natural aluminium 8.2 x 32mm 25kg per meter
STAS cliprail pro Heavy duty White or natural aluminium 11 x 28mm 45kg per meter
STAS j-rail Hanging high, fast changing White or natural aluminium 7 x 20mm 25kg per meter
STAS j-rail max Professional/Industrial grade White or natural aluminium 9 x 20mm 100kg per meter
STAS plaster rail No rail is visible externally N/A 20kg per meter
STAS decor-rail Can be hidden behind moulding White 9 x 19mm 25kg per meter
STAS multirail Hanging & lighting system White or natural aluminium 11 x 28mm 45kg per meter
STAS multirail crown Can be hidden behind moulding White 38 x 11mm 45kg per meter
STAS multirail max Fits straight to ceiling with no gap White or natural aluminium 38 x 11mm 45kg per meter

Ceiling Picture Hanging Systems

Detailed information on the various ceiling hanging systems. Please contact us for advice on the appropriate system for your needs.

Product Name Key Feature Color Options Dimensions Weight Lighting Video
STAS u-rail For suspended ceilings White, black or natural aluminium 6.5 x 14mm 20kg per meter
STAS multirail flat Can be hidden behind moulding White 31 x 18mm 45kg per meter
STAS u-rail multi White, black or natural aluminium 17 x 14mm 30 kg per meter Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

On which wall types can I install a STAS rail? Can I install the rail on a plaster wall?

The STAS rails can be installed on just about all wall types. The only exception is glass.

  • Concrete / Brick walls – can be achieved using provided plugs and screws.
  • Timber walls – can be installed just with the screws.
  • Plaster / Partition walls – can be installed with butterfly plugs for plaster walls.

If you are at all unsure if the system can be successfully installed please don’t hesitate to get in touch – we would be happy to advise you.

Can I cut the rail to size?

Yes, the rail can be easily cut to size using a hacksaw or a machine saw. Remove any burrs after sawing (to avoid scratching the rail lacquer). You may work with us to arrange for the cutting and correct installation of the rails if required.

How can I remove the rail again?

The best way to remove the rail from its clips, is to use a screwdriver. Wrap a piece of cloth around the screwdriver head to prevent damage to the rail. Place the screwdriver at the bottom of one end of the rail, between the rail and the wall and carefully move the screwdriver upwards, pulling the rail loose from its installation clips. Once you have made a start, you can gently loosen the rail by hand.

Typically you will find it is very easy to slide the rail on and off the screws despite the fact the system is very secure when in place and with works hung.

Which hooks and cords should I pick?

This depends on the type of rail you have chosen, the weight you wish to hang from the rail and the look you prefer. We can help advise you of the options if you’re unsure and samples can be viewed in person at any of our 3 framing shops.

In general, many home interiors where the weight of work is not substantial typically sees customers opting for the perlon cord as it is transparent and less visible. The steel cable on the other hand is more industrial looking (classic steel silver color) and can carry heavier works but will not always provide the aesthetics that are suitable for all home interiors. As with most things when options are abundant – give us a call or review some of the useful STAS product videos in the tables above to get a feel for the various options available to you.

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