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3 Practical Tips For Hanging Posters Without Wall Damage Our Guide

3 Practical Tips for Hanging Posters without Wall Damage – Our Guide

Hanging posters on any wall can be quite tricky. As much as you want to hang your poster safely, chances are that you may damage your wall, or worse, the poster itself. Whether you intend to nail, staple, tack, wheat-paste, or duct tape your poster to a wall, these common methods will leave marks on your mounting surface and ruin your poster. 

If you want to stay away from such instances, we have a few practical tips on how to hang your poster without damaging your wall and poster. Here are three poster-mounting solutions for your guide and reference.

1. Getting started

There are several considerations to make before you mount the poster on the wall. Follow the practical tips below:

  • Make sure to keep your hands clean so that you’d have fewer residues when removing the poster from the tube.
  • Lay the poster flat (printed side up) on a clean surface for a few hours or a day so that its edges won’t be curling back up as much when you start posting.
  • Make sure to prepare your wall by cleaning and paying particular attention to areas where you will directly place removable adhesive.

2. Hanging posters

As you mount the posters on the wall, below are effective materials to use without damaging the wall:

  • Double-sided removable tape: This is specifically designed to help you mount posters. Just make sure to use the correct type of tape and that all surfaces are clean.
  • Magic tape: This is an alternative option if you have no double-sided adhesive. Know that it isn’t as tacky as the regular scotch tape and it can quickly and easily detach from your poster, even after months or years of use.
  • Removable putty: It’s best to use removable putty for mounted posters or posters printed on a rigid material. Make sure to avoid too much putty on paper or even card stock posters to prevent rumpling at the contact points.
  • Toothpaste: This can actually be used to attach posters to most surfaces for a few days safely. Know that it’s easy to clean and leaves surfaces undamaged.

3. Other options to use

Apart from the methods mentioned previously, below are a few other options you may want to consider. Know that these won’t leave your posters or your wall clean and pristine, but they’re better than not having any materials at all.

  • Thumbtacks: You can use these for unfinished or rough wood surfaces and corkboards. Their points are just outside the edge of the paper, but close enough that the tack heads can still hold them against the surface. 
  • Slide binders: You can thread these binders through the top and bottom edges of your posters and thread a string on the top edge. That way, you can hang your posters from rods, screws, nails, or wherever you need it. 
  • Binder clips: You can use multiple binder clips to hold posters and photo-enlargements. Hang them from lines, hooks, and screws, against or away from walls. 

At this point, you now realize that there are other methods to hand your posters on the walls. Whenever ready to hang or mount the posters, consider the four best options outlined above so that you can effectively stay away from damaging the wall.

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