An effective and reliable way to hang plates on walls. There are two types of plate hangers; disc and wire. Disc plate hangers stick to the back of the plate, holds it secure against the wall and cannot be seen. Designed to work on smooth, very clean, glazed china surface. plates It may not work well on coarse surfaces. To remove from a plate, soak it in water until the hanger can be peeled off. Wire plate hangers are the traditional with a wire and spring and a thick white plastic coating to protect the ceramic plate. Best for circular plates. Can be used on some oval plates but take great care and test before hanging.