Use: Hanging pictures or other objects on walls.
Cost: $19.95 + $6.95 S&H = $26.90 total
Insta Hang is an picture hanging tool kit sold in TV infomercials which claims to allow hanging both large and small pictures instantly while leaving only a very small hole in the wall when removed.
To use Insta Hang, place the tool on the wall where you want to hang a picture, then strike the peg dispenser with your hand to insert a hanging peg in the wall.
In our test of the Insta Hang picture hanging tool, the pegs didn’t always go in all the way in the drywall without additional hammering. The hangers didn’t hold and pulled out of the wall when we tried hanging heavier pictures.
Watch this video to find out more.
- How to Hang Pictures Right the First Time (article)
- How to Hang Pictures on Drywall (video)
- How to Mark the Location for a Picture Hanger (video)
- Keeping Picture Frames Level (video)
Danny Lipford: Merideth Busby is giving this one a test run for us to see if it makes hanging pictures as easy as the commercials lead us to believe.
Merideth Busby: The thing looks like it would be really easy. The product looks like the thing that puts it in would be great to have.
Danny Lipford: The assembly seems to be a little tricky, so Allen jumps in to help before Merideth puts it to work.
Merideth Busby: Whoop, nope! It did not come out. OK, do I just put it back in the uh…
Danny Lipford: After multiple attempts, and a little help from Allen, it finally passes the test. And even with a good pounding the fastener doesn’t always go all the way into the wall. So Merideth has to use the Insta Hang as an Insta Hammer. Once they get the hang of it though it seems to work pretty well until they try the supplied hooks for a larger picture.
Allen Lyle: What we have over here is working.
Merideth Busby: Right.
Allen Lyle: This didn’t.
Merideth Busby: It just pulled right out of the wall.
Danny Lipford: At $19.95 plus $6.95 for shipping and handling, the Insta Hang is a pricey replacement for hammering nails. We give it a 2.5 out of 5 stars.