Recommendations pls for something to hang fairy lights with ...

(19 Posts)
Blownaway22 Sun 10-Jan-21 19:37:44

.... that won’t pull the wallpaper/paint off the walls! Everything on Amazon sounds amazing until you read the reviews and folk are having to repaint etc. Is there anything kind to walls?


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zeitgeista Sun 10-Jan-21 19:38:20


Shorthairlady Sun 10-Jan-21 19:39:13

@zeitgeista don't you find that blue/white tack leaves an oily spot on the wall?

HollowTalk Sun 10-Jan-21 19:40:28

Where are you putting the fairy lights? Is it possible to use tiny hooks in the wall, so you can drape the lights?

JustFoldInTheCheese Sun 10-Jan-21 19:40:35

3m command strips 😃

zeitgeista Sun 10-Jan-21 19:41:31

no i haven't, i have led lights that have been stuck up on my wall for months and when i accidentally ripped them down the other week, i didn't see anything when i put them back up.

PushBack Sun 10-Jan-21 19:41:41

The Command decorating clips are brilliant - literally made for fairy lights and they come off both painted and papered walls without leaving a mark. You can get them on amazon for about 6 quid-ish


Blownaway22 Sun 10-Jan-21 19:42:36

Don’t think bluetac will be strong enough for one lot which are almost the size of tennis balls but might do the other set. Hollowtalk, do you mean picture hooks or would I get something finer? Off to Amazon for a look.

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JustFoldInTheCheese Sun 10-Jan-21 19:42:53

These ones -

fairydustandpixies Sun 10-Jan-21 19:43:36

Command strips

Clymene Sun 10-Jan-21 19:44:08

Command strips. Brilliant

zeitgeista Sun 10-Jan-21 19:45:06

oh, probably wouldn't work for that size then.
it works well for these though in case anyone came on here with lights this size

Blownaway22 Sun 10-Jan-21 19:52:00

Thank you! Has anyone tried, or managed, to take the command strips down without damaging the paint? If so, they will be perfect and blueback will hold the other set.

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Clymene Sun 10-Jan-21 19:55:01

Yep I've taken them down. You have to follow the instructions perfectly though

Vitaminsss Sun 10-Jan-21 19:56:06

I used command strips during my student days - the strips didn’t peel off the paint after removal, but it depends on your paint/walls. I didn’t have the sort of paint that flaked off, and the walls were white anyway so repainting would have been fairly simple.

Blue tack left wall marks for my flatmates.

MsKL Sun 10-Jan-21 19:59:37

I've used Command strips to hang pictures in rented accommodation and they never left a mark when removed, they will only stick to flat walls though, not textured wallpaper.

Loushome Sun 10-Jan-21 20:07:20

3M Fairy Light Hooks. Used them and removed them and they were BRILLIANT! Highly recommended and I won’t use anything else now.

PlanDeRaccordement Sun 10-Jan-21 20:07:50

I use 3M invisible hooks.

Blownaway22 Sun 10-Jan-21 22:10:38

Sounds great in that case ... thanks for all the responses!

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