Post # 1
So we recently moved in an apartment and they don’t allow nails in the walls. We will be living here at least a year, but most likely two years so I wanted it to be homey. So I spent $37 on command strips – A LOT more expensive than a handful of nails. I have this beautiful picture frame that holds several of our wedding pictures. I hung it above a chest that has several wedding keepsakes on it. I followed the directions, used enough command strips to hold at least 18 pounds. So my picture frame that only weighs a couple pounds should have been fine. I thought it was – It stayed up for over a week. Well….it fell down. And smashed the candle holder to our unity candle into a million tiny pieces. =( I think I’m gonna just put it up with nails. I mean, what will they do? Take out a few dollars from my deposit to repair these tiny little holes?
Post # 3
@dayl20: I would use nails too. I haven’t had any luck with those stupid strips! Also you can put a dap of white tooth paste over the nail holes when you move and you can’t tell they were once there. Unless the walls are painted a color 🙂
Post # 4
Nail holes are easy to repair if you know what you are doing. Look up repair and don’t use toothpaste :/ a little white putty will do the job and costs about the same as a tube of toothpaste.
Sorry about your candle! That’s sadface!
Post # 5
I’ve never been able to trust those command strips. I currently have a couple lightweight items hung up……..using litle push pins. I wasn’t sure about nails and didn’t have any anyway, and was too impatient to wait to go buy some. They’ve worked just fine for two years now!
But you should definitely be able to hide the nail holes if they are whitish walls.
Post # 6
a few nail holes aren’t going to be a big deal – if you are concerned about your security deposit just spackle them (the pink stuff that turns to white is awesome!) and sand it down – no big deal. Make sure if it’s heavy you’re nailing it into a stud though – otherwise I’d use a dry wall anchor (will leave a much bigger hole though).
Post # 7
@dayl20: As a lover of command strips, I have to ask – Did you follow the directions to the T? Stick the strips, then give them time to stick to the wall before reattaching the picture? I am sad for you, your candle, and that my faith in 3M has been shaken!
Post # 8
I had trouble with the strips on anything that had a texture to it, but so far they have been holding up a few pictures we have outside, hung up on the brick wall. It’s a screened in porch. But I’d use nails too if i were you … so it’s a few bucks on the back end, or you fill the holes in with toothpaste like we did in college.