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Old 05-20-2015, 02:41 AM
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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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Old 05-20-2015, 02:50 AM
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTGw28k9OkI
this shows how to remove them
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Old 05-20-2015, 04:21 AM
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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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Old 05-20-2015, 05:36 AM
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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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Old 05-20-2015, 06:45 AM
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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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Old 05-20-2015, 12:41 PM
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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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Old 05-21-2015, 03:31 AM
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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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Old 05-21-2015, 03:52 AM
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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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Old 05-21-2015, 03:54 AM
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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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Old 05-21-2015, 04:56 AM
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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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