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    question about hanging picures

    We have repainted our bedroom walls. DH fixed all the nail holes. I want to hang a few pictures but don't want to mar the wall. Someone suggested 3M hangers...not sure if I got the name right (haven't had my morning coffee).
    There are instructions for using them but how do you remove the hangers without damaging the walls?

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTGw28k9OkI
    this shows how to remove them

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    The 'command' hangers that I've seen advertised have a little tab to pull to remove them from the walls when done using them or wanting to move. Apparently they are re-usable.

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    Thank you both for the replies. I appreciate it.
    I must have been still half-asleep. I never thought to check the internet/youtube for instructions.

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    They are great. I use them all over the house and not just for hanging pictures. You can buy them according to the weight of the object and the size.

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    For anything really heavy, like a large mirror, I recommend hercules hooks, they really work, and very small hole left in wall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tapper View Post
    Thank you both for the replies. I appreciate it.
    I must have been still half-asleep. I never thought to check the internet/youtube for instructions.
    I think it also illustrates or states on packaging how to install and remove....

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    You might also try this picture hanging tool. It will still leave a mark on your wall, but it is minimal, and only one. I always used the approach of driving the nail in and if it wasn't quite right, I'd move it b/c, after all, the picture hides the multiple holes.
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Hang-Leve...0117/202525725
    Your husband would have a tough time with me. I just moved into a retirement community that provides a handyman for two hours of picture hanging services. So far, I have 32 pictures on the walls and probably have that many to go. I had a ton of wall space in my old place and it has been more challenging here but I think I'm going to manage it.

    And yes, before I put the old place on the market I had someone come in to paint and patch and he remarked that "You sure had a lot of pictures!". The movers complained, too.
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    Yes, they are made by 3M but they are called Command strips found even in JAF. Unfortunately, they don't work well on textured walls.
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    There is also the monkey hook and for larger heavier items the gorilla hook

    http://www.monkeyhook.com/
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    when things are not to heavy I always use old sewing machine needles they really work and no visible hole

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    I've had success with Command products - but you need to stick them on then WAIT for approx. 24 hours before you hang anything on them. I know that's hard to do but it really does work better.
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    Thank you for the replies.
    I will check out the Command hooks, the monkeyhook and the Hang-and-Level one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latrinka View Post
    For anything really heavy, like a large mirror, I recommend hercules hooks, they really work, and very small hole left in wall.
    Yes, I agree....had a few things hanging from command hooks for about a year, then they came crashing down! Now I'm very careful what I use them for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    Yes, I agree....had a few things hanging from command hooks for about a year, then they came crashing down! Now I'm very careful what I use them for!
    Oh my...wouldn't want pics crashing down. I will keep the weight in mind when selecting the hangers. Thanks.

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    There is a new product out for heavier quilts, www.magnificentquilt.com. A tad expensive, but for smaller hangings I have used thin pieces metal plates (think I found it in the plumbing section), heavy duty magnets and command codes at a fraction of the cost. No holes, either.

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