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Stuff keeps falling off walls
Old 07-30-2010, 02:01 PM
 
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Hello, each year I try to put up great things on my walls and each year stuff continues to fall down. I have used the 3m tape and even hot glue...any help?

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What kind of walls?
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That happened to me and I got so fed up that I stapled everything. We have drywall, so it can be done (but not really allowed, sssshhhh!)
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This works:)
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Try Mauvelous tape...it works great!!!
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Is the 3M tape you're talking about the kind that is white with lines of string? I've had a lot of luck with that tape holding up all year, even on the painted cinderblock walls.

It's called strapping tape:

http://www.staples.com/Scotch-Heavy-...product_824250
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:05 PM
 
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Masking tape works wonderfully. The humidity makes everything else fall off the walls, but masking tape has been the only thing to work.


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Old 07-30-2010, 03:24 PM
 
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If you use tape just make sure you make small rolls with it. The bigger the roll the worst it sticks. Things last so much longer when you keep it small. Double sided tape works well too.
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Old 07-30-2010, 03:26 PM
 
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you can hot glue posters on cinderblock walls and they pull right off. I will be doing this since I have the same problem as you.
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velcro
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I think I have typed that word on a dozen posts. But it works! i buy it a Walmart on a roll at the craft section and use school money whenever possible. Then I can cut it to size. At first I was using large pieces and then I found out when I had to use small pieces because I was running out that even a little will hold most things. I got in the habit of putting the rough side on my banner or whatever and the soft side on the wall. That way if I moved something I could possibly put something up in it's lace without redoing. And Goo Be Gone will remove it without a problem. I Velcro!
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Velcro Too!
Old 07-30-2010, 05:40 PM
 
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I agree about using velcro. Our custodians repainted one of my walls one summer, and no matter what I did nothing would stick! I finally tried velcro and it worked. I started using velcro to hang my alphabet strip above my white board. At the end of the year I take the alphabet strip down , leave the other part of the velcro on the cinder block, and re-velcro it up at the beginning of the year. It's a lot quicker than using tape.
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Old 07-30-2010, 05:46 PM
 
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Mavalus tape works the best. Things will stay on the wall the entire year. It is available at teacher supply stores and amazon.


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dots
Old 07-30-2010, 05:56 PM
 
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I use velcro dots on my cinderblock walls. Works like a charm and easy to replace items if you always use the same side on the wall and same side on the poster etc.
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stick stuff on walls
Old 07-30-2010, 06:23 PM
 
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I have used DAP "Seal and Peal" for years. I order it from Amazon. You have to have a caulking gun to put it on...it has a strong odor...but once you put something up, it doesn't come down until you take it down (I put it up on cinder block walls). I have just ordered some for this year...I'm moving to a paneled portable...
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blue painters tape
Old 07-30-2010, 07:10 PM
 
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works great, but we don't have much humidity in CA....
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velcro OR
Old 07-30-2010, 07:11 PM
 
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use double sided tape. You know, the foam puffy stuff you can get. The OUTDOOR kind is the absolute best. I have things up that have *never* come down in 5 years. seriously, it's strong stuff. You can get it at Staples with the other sign stuff, I think. I think i'm still using my roll from like 5 years ago, though!
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Foam Board
Old 07-31-2010, 06:59 AM
 
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In order for me to create bulletin boards in the class with ease, I get the heavy duty Velcro and put up a variety of colored large foam boards- You can STAPLE anything on the board /add a border

It also gives a great effect dimensional wise.
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I had the same problem
Old 07-31-2010, 08:45 AM
 
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Until another teacher told me about stikki clips. They can be found at the following web site

http://www.stikki.com.au/stationery/clips.html
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one more idea
Old 07-31-2010, 09:03 AM
 
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I use carpet tape. Yes, carpet tape on the walls. It was my dh idea but works great!!!
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