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How to hang a cloth on a cement wall


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  • Connie Fleming Connie Fleming on Nov 22, 2021

    how to hangawall cloth on a cement block wall

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Nov 23, 2021

    Not quite sure what you are asking, is it a cloth like a dish towel on a hook or a much larger item like a framed cloth picture.

    Here is a general way to mount items on a cinder block wall:


    Masonry and Concrete

    Plastic anchors or special hardened masonry nails are your best bet for attaching to these hard materials. Use a special carbide tipped masonry drill bit to predrill a hole for the fastener (a hammer drill does the job much faster and easier). Drill a smaller pilot hole first, then switch to a larger size bit to finish the job.


    You can find the masonry nails and anchors at local hardware stores, big box stores like Home Depot or Lowes.

  • FrugalFamilyTimes.com FrugalFamilyTimes.com on Nov 23, 2021

    If it’s not too too heavy you might be able to do it with command hooks.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Nov 23, 2021

    How large your how heavy is your fabric? Command hooks or double sided foam tape might be considered if it’s painted cement?

    Some more information could be helpful.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Nov 23, 2021

    You can use command hooks or if you want to drill into the wall, you can use a mansonry bit.

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 23, 2021

    Hot Glue Gun

    Sticky or Blu Tack

    Display Strips


  • If it's large and heavy, you may need to use a masonry drill bit for hangers.

  • Betsy Betsy on Nov 23, 2021

    Hi Connie: You might be able to stick command hooks on the wall and, if this is a temporary thing, you can slip some binder clips over the command hooks and clip the cloth to them. Or, if it's to be a more permanent thing, you can drill into the cement, using a masonry drill, put in some masonry plugs and then screw in some hooks to hold a rod. Or, if you want to screw a curtain rod holder into the cement, you can use tapcon screws. Here they are: https://www.homedepot.com/s/tapcon%2520screws?NCNI-5


    Hope this helped.

  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Nov 25, 2021

    Hi Connie, if your cloth is large and heavy, hammer a few nails into a strip of wood that's as long as your cloth. Screw the nailed strip to the wall with the nails facing outwards and then you the cloth on the nails.

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Nov 25, 2021

    Command hooks

  • Annie Annie on Nov 25, 2021

    You need special hangers or anchors for drilling through concrete. But you can get them at your building supply store.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Nov 25, 2021

    How much 'cloth' are you hoping to hang on the concrete wall?

    What are the dimensions of the piece, what type of fabric is the cloth, and how heavy is it? What are you hoping to achieve by hanging the cloth? Are you wanting simply to 'hide' the concrete underneath, are you wanting to add some insulation to the room?


    Please share some details of you situation so that we can offer you some suggestions that are more helpful.

  • It depends on what the fabric is and how heavy it is as others have said. However, I've used heavy duty sticky velcro to hang fabric before...if the fabric isn't too heavy it works like a charm and sticks for years.

  • Rymea Rymea on Nov 27, 2021

    Maybe you could suspend a rod from the ceiling to hang the fabric on.

  • Maura White Maura White on Nov 28, 2021

    What is the ceiling made out of? Can you use some thin wire to hold the cloth and connect that wire to the ceiling?

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Nov 30, 2021

    Command hooks

  • I think it's going to depend a lot on how large and heavy the cloth is. Can you maybe put some hooks in the ceiling and hang it from there?

  • It depends on how heavy it is. If it is not that heavy, then command hooks will just work.

  • Mogie Mogie on Dec 17, 2021

    Wallclothe like a quilt or like a napkin?