Anyone used Velcro for hanging pictures?
Bibblebo · 30/12/2013 23:07
I have moved into a new build where the rule is that you cannot make holes of any sort in the walls for the first year. I am thinking of using Velcro to hang pictures and perhaps other things. Does it take the paint off with it when you try to remove it? Is there a way that this can be avoided such as using a hairdryer on it first (my walls are painted with normal emulsion). And how about the stuff that boasts it can hold 7lbs? Is it really that strong?
ThePearShapedToad · 31/12/2013 07:53
No holes in the walls?? And you've bought, not rented??
How do they expect you to hang shelves, curtain rails, everyday living items??
RussianBlu · 31/12/2013 11:03
I have used the Velcro strips and they are a big hit and miss. Some things stayed on well until I took them off to paint but one picture in particular just wouldn't stay up despite me adding more strips. None of the pictures were very big, certainly not more than a4 size. I didn't find any paint had been pulled off the wall apart from the one that kept falling.
monicalewinski · 02/01/2014 01:23
I've used "command strips, large picture hanging" loads. They're really good, if you use them exactly following the instructions - I had tried them in the past and thought they were a bit rubbish, but I'd not read the instructions re leaving them to set etc properly (I knew best!).
You can get them on Amazon or in supermarkets, can't link on this, but if you Google them they come straight up. I hung a heavy mirror using 4 of them about 10 months ago and it hasn't budged yet, also pictures and lighter stuff too, with no problems.
MyNameIsKenAdams · 02/01/2014 01:25
Id rather just wait a year than faff on woth velcro
Monty27 · 02/01/2014 01:26
No I wouldn't, it's not trustworthy, it seems to stick together when and where you don't want it to.
Are there picture rails? Probably not. What about buying some easels if there's space to display some art/pictures?
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