By far the trickiest of hanging hardware is the keyhole mount. Your measurement better be dead on for installation or you’re outta luck, with giant screw holes to patch.
And if there are two keyholes that must align and be level, well… might as well throw in the towel, right? But wait! There’s hope and an easy way to get this done right the first time.
Start by sticking a piece of painters tape to the back of the piece. Make the tape exactly as long as the item (in this case a coat rack).
Be sure that the tape is level along the item. I did this by matching the top edge of the tape with the top edge of the rack.
Using your finger first, find where the keyholes indent. Then use a pencil to poke a hole in the center of the openings.
Gently remove the tape and with the sticky side facing out, position it where you want to hang your item. Be sure it’s level, then fold back the two sides to stick it to the wall.
Mark where the holes are with a pencil, then install your drywall anchors and screws.
It may intially take a little sliding around to get both screws into their respective keyholes, but they will eventually line up and hang perfect, the first time. Hooray!