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Non-destructive strategies for hanging issues on a textured wall?

My landlord says no holes in wall, however the contract states that you are able to do like image hanging nails, the tiny ones.
The partitions are (I feel) textured, painted plaster so issues like command hooks and adhesive tape received’t adhere to them apparently resulting from it not being a clean, even floor. I need to grasp up some mirrors and posters in frames, and so forth.

I am considering of shopping for these:

Do you assume this could work, or are there different strategies that may be higher?

EDIT: Hey everybody! So I learn over my contract and it truly says I can use small image hanging nails. I feel they simply don’t need any massive holes like from mounting a television or massive issues like that. Additionally, the rationale that was given for no holes within the wall is as a result of the sprinkler system runs by means of the partitions.

Comments ( 39 )

  1. Also, any ideas how I could hang up some curtain rods?? The windows don’t have frames to do the bracket type ones, they’re just naked windows with blinds.

  2. Those will leave a tiny hole, barely noticeable unless they are being super picky on the move out inspection. If they are, it’s still not a major drama.

    The nail can be pulled out carefully with pliers, and can be patched with a small amount of spackle (or even white toothpaste in a pinch).

    As long as the walls are white or ivory, you’d need a small amount of color matched paint to dot on it otherwise.

  3. Have you double checked that the command strips won’t work? I have textured walls and all my frames are hung using command strips.

  4. Depends on what you’re trying to hang, but I use them at my place and they work well. Only hung pictures/paintings so can’t speak to how much weight they hold, but I think the one with three nails is supposed to hold like 25 pounds per?

  5. I have textured walls (orange peel) and used 3M adhesive strips to attach my security system’s keypads. They’ve been fine for the past 2.5 years.

  6. Those should be fine. If you’re looking for other options and/or have heavier things to hang, monkey hooks work great.

  7. If the house is older and the walls are textured plaster and lath (pre-drywall) I would suggest pre-drilling if you’re going to hang with nails and even that is risky. If you try to just pound the nail into P&L walls you’re going to have a bad time.

  8. Fixing drywall is so easy if you have the matching paint, which you can get made to match. You could just learn how to fix drywall and ask your landlord if you can use drywall anchors so long as you repair and repaint everything.

  9. Is this another ad for command strips?

  10. You know some high strength double sided tape is way more effective than people think, you just have to make sure its level before you push it in hard.

  11. You probably won’t get your deposit back. Use a nail.

  12. These are great. Will leave two very small holes. You may need to mount it with a string, if you can’t get a lip on the hook.

  13. Command strips. I use them all the time on textured walls.

  14. Just move out of your house and leave it alone

  15. Do what you need to do and kiss your deposit goodbye. Almost no one gets deposits back. You have to fight so damn hard for it, just kiss it goodbye and move on. Even if you do everything 100% right, most shitty landlords will just take it anyway, because they believe they are owed it for the mere gift they have provided to you for renting it at exhorbitant rates.

  16. Those should work, and just forget the sec deposit, it was probably spent before it was given anyways.

  17. I bet the ceiling is white.. ..use either a ceiling mounted kit or individual wire systems. Also it is visually striking.

  18. I do not believe it is legal for landlords to say dont put holes in walls to hang pictures. Those hooks with tiny nails are perfect but honestly even the hole from #7 or #8 screw is easily patched and made to disappear.

  19. Dried Milk is an excellent natural adhesive

  20. Depending on where you live there may be protected tenant laws, where I live, the landlord cannot hold damage deposits and also cannot stop “general wear and tear” such as hanging up pictures, and nails in walls.

    As long as the unit is put back in general condition the landlord covers wear and tear and repainting

  21. Have you looked into Monkey Hooks? I used them in a few apartments without issue.

  22. Ook monkey hooks changed my life

  23. .. This is likely an ILPT. But for white walls, toothpaste usually is a good match for hiding holes …

    For hanging: Adhesive strips and a single nail. Preferably the nail is sliiiiightly angled down to prevent accidentally angling it up

  24. Honestly if the landlord says you can’t put any holes in the walls to hang up pictures and blinds, just do it and kiss youd security deposit goodbye because they’re likely gonna keep it anyways if they’re that strict

  25. Hercules hooks!! They will leave small holes and cans hold a lot of weight.

  26. My house has textured, painted plaster walls (c. 1937). Don’t use ordinary nails – use picture hanging hooks that come with hardened nails. Pre-drill a hole if possible.

    My plaster is hard and if I drive a nail without pre-drilling, the surface will chip making the eventual repair more noticeable. Also, being quite hard, two hooks can support a fairly large picture. If you’ll hang a mirror, they make hooks that take two nails each – use two hooks noting the weight rating.

    I hang light weight, seasonal decorations using command hooks.

    Edit: two misspellings.

  27. Yes these are perfect! I ve used them for years.

  28. I’ve always had success using command strips on textured walls.

  29. Command strips are shockingly good. I have them hanging metal posters on a fabric cubicle wall. Depending on the texture, they will be fine.

  30. Pre-drill a hole the same size as your nail before you install them.
    So you don’t crack the plaster.

  31. I don’t know where you can find them but when I was in the Marines I had a putty that I bought somewhere. A quarter sized glob would hold a picture. I had a punching bag that mounted flat on a wall that weighted like 200 lbs and like a foot wide 3 foot long section held that up.

    I’m sure it’s still sold somewhere. It wouldn’t stick to something like a mirror but a block painted wall it worked fine.

    It was black and it did leave a discoloration on the wall.

  32. 3M Claw. More expensive, but works great. We use it for a 13lb mirror. They have ones rated up to 45lbs.

  33. Gorilla hooks leave a small nail sized hole and can handle a little more weight.

  34. To protect against the pipes in the walls, look up the 3M claw. These things are amazing and can hold up to like 50 pounds. They have short enough hooks that they barely go through the drywall and are super easy to remove. Very small holes for what they hold!

  35. I think command strips would actually work, provided you install them correctly. Clean the area with an alcohol wipe and let it fully dry. Press the command strip on **as hard as you physically can for at least 15 full seconds**, or even longer is better. Don’t half-ass this step. The adhesive needs time to properly bond.

    “Nano” tape is another option, same installation steps. I recently used some to run heavy extension cords along the ceiling on painted cinder blocks. It molds nicely to uneven surfaces.

  36. Any small nail or wall anchor is fillable, a touch of color matched paint and nobody will notice. Rental units pretty much always have beat up walls anyway.

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