Hanging Posters Without Damaging the Wall

Painting can be a very long and tedious task from taping, spackling, sanding, to just waiting for the paint to dry so you can put on a second coat. After many hours and all that hard work, the last thing you want to do is put up a bunch of posters that will damage your paint job. Thumb tacks leave holes in the wall, regular tape, including the ever versatile duct tape, pulls the paint right off. And if you're an apartment dweller, you don’t want to leave the walls in your place full of holes and missing paint or you can kiss that security deposit good-bye.

So, to help with this problem, we’ve found a few items that will allow you to put up any poster you want without ruining your fabulous paint job and allowing you to get that deposit back!

Poster Hanging Tape

Poster hanging tape is sticky enough to bind the poster to the wall, but not sticky enough to take the paint off the wall when the poster is removed. It can be used on both gloss and semi-gloss painted walls, as well as concrete and glass. Scotch makes a great removable poster tape that holds up to ¼ lb and it can be found at your local hardware or retail store.

Glue Dots

glue dots

These handy little bits of putty or glue are often a solution for putting up posters. They typically work best with painted concrete blocks, but can be used for other types of walls as well. Glue dots are inexpensive and can last for a long time. However, they don’t handle humidity very well, so you may want to consider the type of climate you are in before trying to put up posters or decorations on your newly painted wall.

Wall Mounting Tabs

wall mounting tabs

Mounting tabs are starting to be used more and more today especially by companies that are outfitting homes and businesses, and you can use them in your own home as well. Mounting tabs are great for securing light items like posters without damaging the wall. They might cost a little more than glue dots or poster hanging tape, but it might be worth the investment.

Velcro Mounted Hooks

velcro mounted hooks

Velcro mounted hooks are very similar to mounting tabs, but they are used to secure much heavier items to the wall. They are excellent candidates for hanging up posters that have been framed, opposed to just a simple paper one.

Whether its Velcro mounted hooks or poster hanging tape, all of these choices will allow you to hang up posters, or any other decorations you might have, without ruining the paint job or jeopardizing your security deposit!

This post was written by Adam. 

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  2. Anonymous1:24 AM

    Hello, thank you all so much....this was so helpful. Someone at work just destoyed the office wall paint after removing either hanging posters or pictures. I'm on a quest to find the best material(s) to use that will not damage the walls ever again.

    Thanks again,