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.

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Overview of Picture Hanging System

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.

Testimonials

Kristy Finlay
River Valley

Just wanted to thank you again - all our pieces look amazing in our house. I will definitely be back to see you again the next time I acquire new art.

Michael Gronow
River Valley

As a professional photographer in Singapore I appreciate the importance of quality framing for conserving photography for many years to come. I've been using Merlin Frame Maker since 2010 because they're simply the best at what they do!

Codswallop
Waterloo Centre

While Merlin's prices have always been on the higher end, you do get quality parts (eg. the braided wire is coated). The manager of this particular outlet, Yim Fun, is seriously well-versed on paper conservation, has home hanging tips for you, but most importantly, has great taste on which frame will go swimmingly for you. Super nice lady who will collaborate with you, rather than push you into anything. Was immensely impressed with the care that goes into the handling of the poster I brought in, even the way she wrapped the frame for me to go after it's done. Rest assured that you have a real pro handling your artwork/poster.

Shirley Tan
Paragon

This place has very special & unique frames. With the staff, Angela's expertise, she has recommended a frame that brings out the life in my Artwork. Everyday when I look at the Art, it brings a smile to me. Thank you, Angela

S Sukumar
River Valley

Joe at the shop was very friendly and gave me a few options to choose from and made recommendations. Price was reasonable, 120 bucks for a roughly A4-sized painting with a 10 day wait. I would recommend them to others based on my positive experience.

Julie Cheong
River Valley

Brought an old painting to re-frame. The staff, Diana is very professional. Her attention to detail is simply amazing and I was very happy with the results. Thank you.

Anonymous
Paragon

Framed a collection of running medals with Merlin and whilst the price was quite high, the result is exactly as I was hoping. The frame material is clearly high quality and the finish is very nice. I would definitely use again.

Olivier Simottel
River Valley

I have framed many fine art and photography works with Merlin at the River Valley branch. Joe is knowledgeable in the art of framing and provides excellent advice in the best way to frame and maintain my works in this humid environment. I wouldn't frame anywhere else in Singapore.

Alice Zou
River Valley

As an avid art collector and owner of an art gallery I spend a lot of time framing works or referring clients to frame theirs. Due to the quality of the materials, craftsmanship and service, I always refer my clients to Merlin.

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
PRODUCT NAME STAS minirail KEY FEATURE Smallest in the world COLOR OPTIONS White or natural aluminium DIMENSIONS 9 x 16mm WEIGHT 25 kg/meter LIGHTING VIDEO
PRODUCT NAME STAS cliprail KEY FEATURE Basic, simple and easy COLOR OPTIONS White or natural aluminium DIMENSIONS 8.2 x 25mm WEIGHT 20kg per meter LIGHTING VIDEO
PRODUCT NAME STAS cliprail max KEY FEATURE Fits straight to the ceiling with no gap COLOR OPTIONS Stainless steel, white or natural aluminium DIMENSIONS 8.2 x 32mm WEIGHT 25kg per meter LIGHTING VIDEO
PRODUCT NAME STAS cliprail pro KEY FEATURE Heavy duty COLOR OPTIONS White or natural aluminium DIMENSIONS 11 x 28mm WEIGHT 45kg per meter LIGHTING VIDEO
PRODUCT NAME STAS j-rail KEY FEATURE Hanging high, fast changing COLOR OPTIONS White or natural aluminium DIMENSIONS 7 x 20mm WEIGHT 25kg per meter LIGHTING VIDEO
PRODUCT NAME STAS j-rail max KEY FEATURE Professional/Industrial grade COLOR OPTIONS White or natural aluminium DIMENSIONS 9 x 20mm WEIGHT 100kg per meter LIGHTING VIDEO
PRODUCT NAME STAS plaster rail KEY FEATURE No rail is visible externally COLOR OPTIONS Not applicable DIMENSIONS Not applicable WEIGHT 20kg per meter LIGHTING VIDEO
PRODUCT NAME STAS decor-rail KEY FEATURE Can be hidden behind moulding COLOR OPTIONS White DIMENSIONS 9 x 19mm WEIGHT 25kg per meter LIGHTING VIDEO
PRODUCT NAME STAS multirail KEY FEATURE Hanging & lighting system COLOR OPTIONS White or natural aluminium DIMENSIONS 11 x 28mm WEIGHT 45kg per meter LIGHTING VIDEO
PRODUCT NAME STAS multirail crown KEY FEATURE Can be hidden behind moulding COLOR OPTIONS White DIMENSIONS 38 x 11mm WEIGHT 45kg per meter LIGHTING VIDEO
PRODUCT NAME STAS multirail max KEY FEATURE Fits straight to ceiling with no gap COLOR OPTIONS White or natural aluminium DIMENSIONS 38 x 11mm WEIGHT 45kg per meter LIGHTING VIDEO

Ceiling 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
PRODUCT NAME STAS u-rail KEY FEATURE For suspended ceilings COLOR OPTIONS White, black or natural aluminium DIMENSIONS 6.5 x 14mm WEIGHT 20kg per meter LIGHTING VIDEO
PRODUCT NAME STAS multirail flat KEY FEATURE Can be hidden behind moulding COLOR OPTIONS White DIMENSIONS 31 x 18mm WEIGHT 45kg per meter LIGHTING VIDEO
PRODUCT NAME STAS u-rail multi KEY FEATURE For suspended ceilings COLOR OPTIONS White, black or natural aluminium DIMENSIONS 17 x 14mm WEIGHT 30 kg per meter LIGHTING VIDEO

FAQ

  • On which wall types can i install a STAS rail? Can i install the rail an 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 lengths to the size I require?

    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.

  • Once installed, can I later remove the rail easily?

    Absolutely. 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 should I use?

    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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Drop us an email or use our LiveChat to discuss your options and get a quote.