I am moving into a five wall room made completely of concrete blocks. How do you get things to stay up on walls? In this room I have a small bulletin board and a short white board. I would like to make various bulletin boards that I will use for instruction and interactive centers. I have lots of pocket charts that I can put up but I would like to at least put boarders around them. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated. TIA
I used those on concrete walls before. They are little clips with wax on the back and work quite well--almost too well! My only complaint is that it seems like you have to use a lot of them to hold up a poster, at least 4-6 per normal size poster.
I use hot glue like the PP. You MUST laminate it though! I didn't laminate some things and when I tried to take them down at the end of the year, they ripped. The glue will last all year long as long as you put a lot of it on.
I had a concrete wall in my classroom last year and put up posters and other laminated things with velcro. I never had a problem with it falling off the wall. You could also velcro to put up a bulletin board. They sell some that is really strong, so you could always try a bulletin board so you can tack up your pocket charts and borders. Good luck!
I also moved into a concrete room, and found that using Command Hooks worked well. I put them on my walls with a string between them to hang up kids' work (the funtack didn't work as well as I had hoped.) I was able to order some cork stripping, and the custodians have to screw those into the concrete. Happy decorating, and I think I'm going to bring in my gluegun for a couple to laminated posters that will stay up all year- thanks for that suggestion,TCHR5!
I use the wax for the stikki clips. I just cut off the amount of wax I need from the wax refill bars. It works great. When I need to remove the wax, I scrape it off with a small knife and then put it in a zip lock bag to use again. The refills can be found at the following link: http://www.stikkiworks.com/prod_wax.html .
used a hot glue gun, but occasionally, when I took something down, the paint peeled off, too. Our principal is very particular about what we can use on walls and does not want them "damaged" in any way. Now I'm nervous about using my hot glue gun next year. Someone told me they use painter's tape. Has anyone tried it?
about the teacher at my school who used hot glue on concrete walls and turned her walls into a disaster area. I think she could have benefited from all of your advice!
I use the Command hooks; they work beautifully. For posters, I use this white, kind of thick & puffy tape. I buy it at Target; it's in the same aisle as the Command hooks, picture hangers, etc. It holds beautifully all year and it pulls off cleanly at the end.
I live in a loft with concrete walls and have used commercial-grade Velcro successfully for years. In fact, it's a real fight to change out a hanging. Hope this helps at least the next generation (smile).