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Old 12-09-2008, 02:22 PM   #1
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SWMBO wants some pictures hung on the exterior walls of the bedroom. Always heard not to penetrate the exterior walls for any reason.
Any suggeations? velcro has not been working.
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SWMBO wants some pictures hung on the exterior walls of the bedroom. Always heard not to penetrate the exterior walls for any reason.
Any suggeations? velcro has not been working.
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:17 PM   #3
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Not sure where you heard that, but I would say "hogwash". On the other hand, we try to use Velcro and the 3M adhesive hooks as much as possible, simply to avoid having a wall full of little holes after a few years of moving & changing decorations.
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:30 PM   #4
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I try not to put a permanent hole anywhere! I have found that using a little alcohol wipe on the wall prior to sticking up the velcro makes it hold fantastic. Hope it helps.
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We, too, use the 3M adhesive hooks. They work quite well & come off easily, leaving no trace of their existence.

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Old 12-10-2008, 02:02 AM   #6
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We brought several pieces of artwork from our stick house to hang in the motor home. Some heavy....maybe 8-10 pounds. We too use the "3M Commander" products and they have worked quite well nearly 2 years now.

Follow the directions to the letter. They explain to alcohol clean the wall areas and let completely dry. There is also a wait period after affixing to the wall and before hanging the object, 30 min. to 1 hour depending on the product.

Also look at the particular hook. They all have a weight limit. For our heavier pieces we have attached with 2 hooks to spread the weight and have used the 3M stick on velcro as an addition to the bottom corners to prevent bouncing/swaying.

I've also found that if you want to see the whole lineup of the Commander product you need to visit different stores. We went to Wal-Mart, Lowe's and Michael's to get all of the different hooks available. One store has never had all you could choose from.

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I got screws and anchors at Lowe's that are intended for use on paneling. Works great.
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Old 12-14-2008, 03:40 AM   #8
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dont use velcro i did and went to take it off and the wood covering comes off,those 3m removable ones sound good
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