Photo mounting

+10
Answered

I have walls that seem impenetrable. The Landlord requested we dont put holes in walls . How do I mount photos and pics ( tried command strips and double sided tape). Some are heavy pics as well


  11 answers
  • I know you said you tried Command Strips and I honestly think that would probably be your best bet. There are some heavy duty command strips for heavier items. However, I found this article which gives you other options for hanging without using nails: https://food52.com/blog/25894-how-to-hang-art-without-nails

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Aug 26, 2021

    Hi Thea if there is no way to hang from the walls would it be possible to hang them from the ceiling?

    • Em Em on Aug 26, 2021

      You are still putting holes in the landlords property. They said no holes. There are different command products that hold up to 25 pounds or more. Check out the full line or use more than one to double the strength of what you are hanging.

  • Mogie Mogie on Aug 26, 2021

    Thea why didn't the command strips work for you? Did you clean yours walls before using them?

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Aug 26, 2021

    Maybe a larger command strip that can hold more weight or use more to distribute the weight better

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Aug 27, 2021

    Here are some ideas to display pictures that do not require making lots of holes in the walls.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 27, 2021

    Try alien tape. It's a double sided tape that is much stronger. Also, don't skimp on the amount of tape you use.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Aug 27, 2021

    Get command hooks and use them to hang pictures.make shure to check weight if the pictures is heavy they go by weight the hooks.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Aug 29, 2021

    Has he offered any suggestions on how to hang pictures? It doesn't seem reasonable to not allow any type of wall decor. Does your lease state what you are allowed to use?

  • Annie Annie on Aug 31, 2021

    I wouldnt hang anything heavy from just the surface of the wall. Anchors are best put through the wall into stud.

    Perhaps a floor standing rack that is decorative that extends up high enough for pics.....

  • I personally have had terrible luck with Command strips and hooks. I wouldn’t hang heavy items without holes in the walls so you may have to forgo those but maybe a sturdy double stick tape would work. There are some very strong ones out these days.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Oct 04, 2021

    Try the Command Strips for outdoors. They are stronger than the ones for indoors and may work better. They also hold more weight.