Command Narrow Picture Hanging Strips (17207) – 1 pack of 4 pairs package may vary
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If you’re using three pairs, place onehorizontally in the center of the top frame and two on the top of the sides. Other methods like glue actually leave more damage on the wall and is harder to clean up when you want to move out.
I have a question. I want to hang styrofoam candy canes (15 inches long) on my alder wood stained kitchen cabinets. They are super light weight. I am a little nervous. I do not want the Command strip to discolor the finish on the cabinet. They will be hanging for a month. I got tired of having to straighten the thirty or so pictures in my old farmhouse every time a clap of thunder shook the walls, so replaced all the nail hangers with Command Strips. And yes, I followed all the instructions and used heavier-than-recommended sizes on all applications.Step 4: Remove the protective liners that are now facing away from the frame and position your frame where you want it on the wall. In the previous section, I highlighted Command’s three most popular products (Small, Medium, and Large strips), but they sell many other picture hanging strips and hooks with various weight limits.
If you follow the instructions carefully, Command strips are highly effective. If you cut corners and don’t follow the instructions, you’ll have issues. Here are the most common mistakes people make when using Command strips: WRONG! I had two clips to hold phone charging cables. After about six months, one clip broke and the tape on the other dried out. Cute idea … not a long term solution. Reply If you’re willing to give them another shot in the future, I’d recommend pressing the strips against the wall and letting them sit for 24 hours before attaching the picture. This step is not necessary in most cases, but since you’ve had issues on your wall, I’d give that a try.It’s designed specifically for Ikea products like Besta, and Sektion rails and also works great with ikeas anti tip hardware. However, if you follow the instructions—clean the wall first, use the appropriate number of strips, apply pressure before hanging—you significantly reduce the risk of pictures detaching from the wall. I used a large picture hook with large nail and strong wire to secure a small bookcase to the wall and it’s worked wonderfully. You probably would want to use multiples, depending on the size of the bookcase. (Similar to picture #1 in this article, only homemade)
Pulling the strips off the wall the wrong way. Pull the tab straight down until the strip releases from the wall. If you try to rip it straight off, the paint will come with it. Absolutely rubbish … followed the instructions to the letter..3 hours later one smashed picture frame and damage to the skirting board…the adhesive held but the velcro fastening gave up … complete waste of money!!! ReplyThis video does a great job summarizing the process of hanging pictures that I just described. Common Mistakes When Using Command Strips I was recently introduced to 3M Command strips and after a trial I am a fan! It has always seemed to me rather primitive in this technological age to still “bang a nail in the wall” to hang a picture. So far I have re-hung about 10 pictures – mostly light, the heaviest is 2kgs – and they seem pretty firmly fixed to the wall (I keep testing them to make sure). The rear of the picture is generally a smooth surface, often hardboard and my internal walls are emulsioned and smooth (the house is in UK and only 22 years old). The house doesn’t suffer any extremes of heat/cold & humidity. I have been applying the strips to the picture and leaving them overnight to “prove”. Like Andrew, I do not remove the picture when first hung (as specified in the 3M instructions) but hold it firmly in place with moderate pressure and count slowly to 60. So far so good. What I really wanted to find out is what is the longest period anyone has had a picture on the wall for? Correspondents are very keen to tell their stories of failure and then call the product garbage but I would also hate to find out that the pictures all fall off the wall in 2 years time! Reply