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How to keep posters from falling off the wall
Old 08-12-2007, 11:12 AM
 
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We were just told that we have to be very careful in how we attach posters to the drywall so it does not mess up the walls. What are some good products that you have tried that hold up well? I keep envisioning all of my posters falling down throughout the day


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Carpet Tape
Old 08-12-2007, 11:27 AM
 
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A few years ago I bought some double sided carpet tape. I bought it at Home Depot and it works great. It is very durable and it only take a little to stick some thing securely. I have never torn up anything I stuck it to except a poster that wasn't laminated.
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Sticky Tack
Old 08-12-2007, 12:02 PM
 
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I have found that the blue sticky tack/poster putty holds things to most surfaces. I almost never have a problem with things falling if I use the blue sticky tack (the other colors don't work as well).
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COMMAND has a double sided poster tab. When you want to take down the poster you pull down on the tab. It comes right off without taking part of the wall with it. I have used them since were moved into our new building about 3 years ago and have never had difficulty. They stick to almost any clean surface. Target and Wal-Mart both carry them.

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Old 08-12-2007, 12:06 PM
 
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I'm not sure I'm spelling this correct, but it's close. It is a small roll of tape, about the size of tape dispenser tape. It is white. You take and cut strips of it, roll it and stick it to a poster or item you want to hang on the wall. I have used it for several years on drywall, doors, and metal. It has worked great for me. It has never left behind any stain or markings and come off easily from laminated items.
You should be able to find it at a local teacher's supply store.


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Thanks for the ideas! I have the white sticky tack, and will be on the look out for blue. I remember seeing the commercials for the tape with the tab you pull, so its great to hear that it really works without tearing off parts of the wall. I move into my classroom next week, so I am anxious to have everything ready to go so I can get ready for Meet the Teacher!
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products - tape, hooks, sticky tabs....they all work great!!!!
no marks...

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3m Command Adhesives are the best
Old 08-12-2007, 12:26 PM
 
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I will have to agree with using COMMAND ADHESIVES, I love them.

I use them to hang up everything and the stuff stays up as long as I want it to. This year I am moving into a new classroom and we are not allowed to make any holes in the walls yet, so I have stocked up on Command Adhesives from M.

To make them go further you can cut them in half and some into forths. I do this for light weight things.
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Old 08-12-2007, 12:47 PM
 
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There is a poster tpe that I have used on dry wall and cinder block with success. Office supply stores have it.
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WAXY CLIPS...I don't know the technical name, but most Teacher Supply stores carry them.

They're about an inch in length and will hold just about anything! It leaves NO residue, either.

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Old 08-12-2007, 01:09 PM
 
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Last year, I used regular tape to put up my Alphabet Cards and in the middle of Reading down they came.......it was like a wave...the kids were ducking and yelling and I was . Then they were flying like little birds trying to pick up the cards while they knocked others down. OOOH WELL . This year I have bought a boat load of glue sticks, packing tape and velcro. I am prepared .

Those waxy clips (above post) are awesome too.

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Old 08-12-2007, 02:15 PM
 
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Staples has a big glue stick that is for posters. I have used it successfully for my word wall. For my walls I used double stick tape from the dollar store. Not great quality so it sticks until you pull it! 3 M is great but it never comes off!
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Old 08-12-2007, 05:37 PM
 
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works too. When your ready to take it off just roll it off the wall. Make sure to put some on the wall and on the back of your poster, let it set up for a little bit and it sticks.
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Great ideas you all!
Old 08-12-2007, 07:26 PM
 
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I am going into a brand new school and the principal doesn't want us to even use staples in the bulletin boards...Yuck....and she is very fussy about the cement block walls also. So I was very interested when I saw this question and these great responses. The stuff that she has passed out to us.....not sure of the name....but it already has not worked so anything that I can find on here that doesn't do any damage and that works will be greatly appreciated. I have always used a hot glue gun for putting posters on cement block ...and as long as I used the medium heat glue...I was fine...didn't do any damage to the wall...but she has said NO WAY ...for glue....

So thanks again !!!
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Old 08-12-2007, 07:52 PM
 
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Depending on the paint, I like hot glue. If you use a laminated poster, it just peels right off when you want to take it down. No holes in my poster, no sticky residue! And it just peels off my classroom's paint. I think you'd need to test your particular walls, though.
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I use and love glue gun!!
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Re: How to keep posters from falling off the wall
Old 08-13-2007, 05:43 PM
 
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My custodian actually requested that I staple things if I am going to put it on the drywall because it only leaves the tiny holes and doesn't damage the paint of or paper. Also the 3M works great!
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