Asked on Dec 12, 2018

Can I adhere power strips to wood with command strips?

3M “Command” Adhesive I HAVE to use their hooks? I would like to somehow attach a power strip/surge protector to a cabinet, but don’t want to ruin the wood surface or drill holes. I was thinking about using Command strips, since they are usually removable, but wasn’t sure if a power strip would stick to the adhesive strips?

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  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Dec 12, 2018

    I wouldn't think they would be strong enough, but it's worth a try.

  • Rebecca Taylor Rebecca Taylor on Dec 12, 2018

    Hi Elissa, I know it does work for hanging things but you might want to get one of the bigger ones so it covers more surface area.

  • Lizbeth Lizbeth on Dec 12, 2018

    Might have better luck with stick on Velcro. I love command hooks as hooks but I'm not sure about using them just as adhesive.

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    • Lizbeth Lizbeth on Dec 12, 2018

      I have used it. I used the type labeled "heavy duty." I was using it outside and it gave out after about a year. But I attributed that to being in the rain, snow, blazing heat....

      Command adhesive may work but as I'm sure you know to make it removable you have to be able to get to the tab that's pulled down to make it let go. And you have to be able to get to that tab while the power strip is in place. Also, power strips are kind of heavy plus there's the weight of hanging cords. The picture hangers (NOT hooks) made by Command actually are like plastic Velcro in a way. Those are made for lightweight things but maybe several picture strips would work? If the back of the strip is smooth Command adhesive should stick. (Pulling cords in and out may be an issue whatever you use.) Good luck & let us know how it works out.

  • William William on Dec 12, 2018

    You can use the Command strips. They will hold.

  • John Everett John Everett on Dec 13, 2018

    You could also use sticky backed velcro. They work pretty good.

  • Deb K Deb K on Nov 05, 2022

    Hi Elissa, hope this helps you out. To what surfaces will Command™ Products stick? Painted, stained or varnished wood, glass, tile, painted cinder block, plaster, metal, and painted wallboard.

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 06, 2022

    Some doubled sided carpet tape would make this almost permanent.