Wednesday, August 29, 2012

How Do You Safely Remove Command Strips?

When it comes to creating convenient space in the home, safety and simplicity are two important factors, each equally valuable. Of course, finding both is priceless!

Ever found yourself needing some extra hanging space on the wall? Wanted to put up a hook in your laundry but are afraid of leaving an unsightly hole? Have a poster or print which will look great in your living room, but don't want to use adhesive tack which will leave a stain or a mark? There's actually a very simple solution, in the form of the 3M range of Command Strip products.

These seriously clever adhesive strips are specially designed to mount hooks or posters to your wall without leaving any damage to your wall. Command strips are made from synthetic rubber resin so will stick to most smooth surfaces, and are completely water resistant - which means you can use them in the bathroom or laundry. Most impressively, Command strips can hold up to 3kgs of weight. Not bad for something so small!

The 3M Command Strip range includes many multi-purpose attachments, from different kinds of hooks for everyday use, to clips for hanging paperwork in your home or office. There are even specialised poster strips and frame hangers to hang your favourite posters or framed pictures without pins, nails or tack. And, for ultimate convenience, Command Strip packs even come with extra strips should you need to reposition your hook or poster, or put it up somewhere else entirely. (After all, isn't variety is the spice of life?)

Applying your Command Strips
It's very easy to apply your 3M Command Strips, whatever you wish to use them for. Each double-sided strip has one side which attaches firmly to the wall, while the other will attach to the hook, clip or poster you wish to hang. Simply stick and press - that's all there is to it!

For use with heavier items, it is best to leave your hook for a good hour or more, before hanging anything on it. And make sure that you don't apply these strips to delicate wallpaper or newly painted surfaces, as you may not get the right results. However, most surfaces work perfectly with Command Strips; just follow the instructions or check the website for more details on where to apply them.

How to safely remove Command Strips
However, the real magic of the 3M Command Strips is in their simple and - best of all - damage-free removal. The stretch-release technology makes it even easier to remove the strips than it is to apply them - making life that much easier! Simply press on the adhesive area, grab hold of the Command Strip tag behind it, and pull down. The strip will stretch and come away from the wall - without leaving any marks or damaging the surface. Just like magic!

If the strip breaks while you're pulling it, or the tab comes off, there's no need to panic. You can still easily remove it without damaging the wall surface. Soften the adhesive by warming the area with a hairdryer. Then peel the strip away from the wall using a strong thread; dental floss works perfectly for this. Just slide the thread or floss along the back of the strip and you'll be able to remove your hook and peel off the remains of the strip. Even if this happens you will still find your wall is damage-free!

So there you have it - a simple and safe mounting system for your home. You don't have to damage your home to make it better. Just try 3M Command Strips.

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