Thanks to Maureen Bray, I searched AR for solutions on hanging wall art without nails. I found this post by Virginia Tatseos of Stage-Show-Sell that supports the 3M Command Picture Hanging Strips. I saw them in the store the other day, but didn't purchase them. But, with Virginia's post I feel the product just might be reliable and a solution to my dilemma. Thanks Virgina for sharing your experience with this product.
Hang artwork without putting holes in the walls
Sounds interesting and very promising. 3M Command Picture Hanging strips uses Velcro to hold art on the walls. They come is different sizes for different weights of art.
I purchsed the set of small strips and tried them out. The directions are clear, though the print is small, and easy to use. 4 small strips cost $2.97. That's a hefty price for hanging art work so I'd recommend it for homes that are fanactical about not putting holes in the walls.
It's a great system. One piece of velco on the back of the art. Push the 2nd piece into it . Pull off the protective strip from the glue and add it to the wall. It's easy to hold small level on the top and just push it onto the wall
My test of the product worded just fine. The first strip I didn't pull the release strip far enough and it removed the paint on the wall. The 2nd one worked just fine with no damage.
Once the piece has been removed from the wall it's a throw away. No way that it can be reused :-(
To make the product a little more cost effective I put regular adhesive velco on the art work and the expensive strips on the wall. That's a lot cheaper and cost effective.
The regular glued velcro tore the paint off the wall when I removed it. Luckily that wall needs painting anyway.
The possibilities with this system are endless. Want to hang somethig from the ceiling :-)
How about a piece that you want to hang on an angle?
and the next time you use it you want it square
(check out the image of the art on the opposite wall and the camera lens :-) )
This would save me from removing and repositioning the hooks and wires.
I like the product. Hope 3M comes out with a cheaper price.