(Closed) Command Strip Fail

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
4284 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@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
4 posts
  • Wedding: January 2010

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
5296 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

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
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@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
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

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.

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