Command Narrow Picture Hanging Strips (17207) – 1 pack of 4 pairs package may vary
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If you’re using four pairs, put two on the top of the side frames and two on the bottom of the side frames about 2/3rds of the way down. Don’t put the bottom strips all the way down on the bottom corners because doing so will make it very difficult to safely remove the picture from the wall when the time comes.
This period allows the adhesive to fully adhere to the wall before adding the weight and resistance of the frame. Other methods like glue actually leave more damage on the wall and is harder to clean up when you want to move out. 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.They come in 3 different sizes (small, medium, and large), and each size has its own weight limits. Putting the strips in the wrong spots on the frame. Follow these placement instructions that I covered earlier. It could also be that the insulating material in the wall is potentially carcinogenic and you should not spread it in the apartment?
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. Maybe your landlord doesn’t want to forbid you to screw holes into the wall, but it just doesn’t work?All said, especially if you have kids, I would highly recommend screwing in the IKEA wall anchor kits — from the BILLY bookcases to the wall with hardware suitable for your wall. Patch up the holes when you move. Not using enough strips. If you use one pair of strips to hang a 20-pound frame, it’s going to fall.
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 If you’re using three pairs, place onehorizontally in the center of the top frame and two on the top of the sides. The last downside is that you can only use Command strips once. Command designs their pull-tab release mechanism to ensure there is zero wall damage. When you pull the strip to take it off the wall, it stretches out and becomes unusable. Unfortunately, you can’t use them more than once, but paying a little extra for more strips beats the time it takes to patch holes. What Are the Most Common Complaints?
So you could theoretically also work with weights here, but you must be aware that it is about many kilograms. I once weighted down an IKEA CD shelf (the high one) with leftover 1-cent and 2-cent pieces. It was about 8kg and it was still way too wobbly. My advice — if you’re hanging something really expensive or invaluable, use a nail or double up on Command strips. Alternatives to Command Strips