Asked by: Diamantina Stelzmuller
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Do Command strips ruin walls?

Last Updated: 24th January, 2022

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This is probably the number one thing peopledowrong when using Command strips. When it comes timetoremove them, don't pull the tab out and away from thewall.You'll risk damaging the wall. It'scounter-intuitive, butyou should pull directly down towards thefloor.

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Similarly one may ask, how do you hang decorations without damaging walls?

How to Hang Things without Damaging Your Walls

  1. Use hooks with special adhesive.
  2. Fine some unique decorative tape.
  3. Hang your art on clothespins.
  4. Use putty to hang up your favorite works of art.
  5. Use a wire display.
  6. Use decals as decorations.
  7. Use magnetic paint.
  8. Heers Management.

Beside above, do Command strips stick to drywall? Painted, stained or varnishedwood,glass, tile, metal, painted drywall and othersmoothsurfaces.

People also ask, how do you remove a command strip without damaging a wall?

You can still get it off damage-free by followingthesesimple steps:

  1. Blow on the bracket & adhesive for 20-30seconds with ahairdryer.
  2. Use dental floss or fishing line to gently "cut" throughthefoam adhesive strip until it releases from the wall.

Do Command Strips work on textured walls?

Command strips can only be applied tosmoothsurfaces. Avoid adhering them to brickwalls,textured wallpaper, concrete ortimber.

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Zetta Marba

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What kind of tape is safe for walls?

Scotch® Wall-Safe Tape
  • Sticks securely, removes cleanly.
  • No residue or wall damage.
  • Unique Post-It® Brand adhesive technology.
  • Safe on wood, painted walls, metal, mirrors and glass.

Simo Spera

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How do you hang a painting without nails?

Method 2 Using Adhesive Hooks or Nails
  1. Clean your wall. Like picture hanging strips, adhesive hooksandnails require clean surfaces, so wipe down the wall with acleancloth and isopropyl alcohol, then let it dry.
  2. Prepare the adhesive.
  3. Affix the adhesive hook or nail to the wall.
  4. Wait an hour for the adhesive to dry.

Jese Fresan

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How much weight can command strips hold?

Holds up to 4 pounds per set.

Teotista Lagarda

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What to use to hang decorations on walls?

Depending on the weight of what you'rehanging,sometimes simple tape can do the trick!Packing,double-stick and masking tapes, as well as sticky putty,can all beused to hang lightweight frames, wrapping paper,wallpaperand fabric to the walls without risking the paintpullingup.

Ozell Kamenetzky

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How do you get double sided tape off the wall?

How to Remove Double-Sided Foam Tape
  1. Turn the hairdryer on medium and hold it 2 to 3 inches awayfromthe tape for several minutes.
  2. Pull up the edge of the foam tape using a putty knifeorscraper.
  3. Rub the residual adhesive into a ball using your fingers,andremove it from the surface of the wall or wood.

Tassnim Burden

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How do you hang a wall clock without drilling?

How to Hang a Wall Clock Without Nails orDrilling
  1. Start by taking a roll of FIX-PRO® RemovableMountingTape.
  2. Next, clean the surface of the wall and cut your mountingtapeto size.
  3. Next, apply the double-sided mounting tape to the back ofyourclock, remove the plastic backing and stick it on thewall(pressing down firmly to make sure it's secure).

Darius Vergaz

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How do you hang things on plaster walls?

Method 2 Medium to Heavy Pictures
  1. Determine where to hang your picture.
  2. Place painter's tape over the mark.
  3. Place another bit of tape below the hole.
  4. Carefully drill a hole into the plaster.
  5. Hammer an anchor into the wall.
  6. Fix the screw into your anchor.
  7. Clean the area.
  8. Hang up the picture.

Oskar Yakhno

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How long do command strips last?

Leave for at least one hour beforerehanging/reattaching.Q: How long willCommandproducts stayup for? A:Command™ adhesive is designed to stay inplace for aslong as you need it to, and will stay put formanyyears. Therefore CommandHooks andbe usedas temporary or permanent hanging solutions.

Liya Zumalacarregui

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Do Command Strips work for heavy pictures?

The best way to hang heavy pictures, art,paintingor anything flat to drywall, wood, glass, tile, plaster ormostother surfaces in your home is to use Command PictureHangingStrips.

Andro Amatriain

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How do you remove adhesive from a wall without removing paint?

Mix some hot water with a few drops ofdishwashingliquid. Use a spray bottle or sponge and gently apply toa sectionof the wall. You should see the stickerresidue wipeaway as it softens. Or if using a spray bottle,carefully scrapewith a putty knife or other flat object toremove thesoftened glue.

Brinda Werrett

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How do you remove a broken command strip?

A Piece of Floss and a Hairdryer will dotheTrick
You can still get it off damage-free. First, warm uptheadhesive with a hairdryer. 30 seconds or so seems to be aboutright.Next, use dental floss or fishing line to gently cut throughtheadhesive strip.

Ewan Baklund

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How do you get command strips to stick?

Blow your hair dryer on the strip for20-30seconds, then wiggle the dental floss between the adhesivepart ofthe strip and the surface it's stuck to. You shouldbe ableto “cut” through the rest of the adhesive withthefloss and remove the strip successfully.

Katja Riscado

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How do you hang things on a brick wall?

Part 1 Drilling Anchor Holes
  1. Purchase anchors rated for the weight you want to hang. Settheobject on a scale and record its weight.
  2. Get a drill and set of masonry bits that match yourscrewsize.
  3. Choose whether to drill into brick or mortar.
  4. Mark where you will drill holes.
  5. Drive the drill bit into each mark.

Aliaksei Friedewald

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Do Command Strips work on concrete block walls?

Hanging stuff on a cement wall is simple withtheright supplies. Brick hooks and Command Stripsmakethe job as easy as hanging stuff on drywall. If you arehangingsomething that isn't too heavy, Command Stripsmaywork best. If you have something like a heavy mirrororpiece of art, use brick hooks.

Henri Elbakkali

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How do you stick something to Brick?

How to Stick Things to Bricks
  1. Clean off the brick surface and the object to be glued tothebrick.
  2. Cut about 1/4 inch off of the top of the plastic glue cap.
  3. Spread a thin layer of glue onto the brick by gentlysqueezingthe glue bottle over the brick.
  4. Hold the object to the brick for 30 seconds.
  5. Use a clamp to hold the object to the brick.

Idaly Plogemeier

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How do you get command strips off without chipping paint?

Blow on the bracket & adhesivefor20-30seconds with a hair dryer. Use dental floss or fishing linetogently "cut" through the foam adhesive strip until it releasesfromthe wall. Now you can easily stretch or rub offanyremaining adhesive or residue, and your mount will be ready tobesetup again elsewhere!

Robbin Losi

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Can you hang pictures with Command hooks?

One click tells you Picture HangingStripsare locked in and holding tight. Best of all, whenyou areready to take down or move your pictures, theycome offcleanly—no nail holes, cracked plaster orstickyresidue.

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Do Command Strips work on glass?

Command™ Clear Window Hooks arefastand easy to hang and are UV and water resistant. Stripholdsstrongly on a variety of surfaces, including glass,paint,wood, tile and more. Yet, removes cleanly - no holes, marks,orsticky residue. Contains 3 hooks and4strips.