Hang artwork without putting holes in the walls

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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.


Original content by Virginia Tatseos

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 :-(

That's expensive.

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.

Comments (7)

Gail Alexander
Setting the Stage, LLC - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Stager

My teammate tried them and said they do not work for big pieces of art.  I use those Hercules Hooks and LOVE THEM.  They put such a tiny hole in the wall that when they are removed with a "tiny" bit of spackle, you can't even see where they were.  I also tell clients when they ask about hanging art that I never put art where a homeowner shouldn't hang it anyway.  And that has always gotten around the objection.  I think you get 20 of them in a package for $15.00 but you use them over and over.

Mar 15, 2009 05:50 AM
Susan Cunningham
NE Atlanta Home Staging - Suwanee, GA
R.E.VISION - Suwanee, GA

Dale ~ thanks for sharing your 411 on this 3M product.  I have wondered if it worked, but hadn't tested it out yet.  The price would hold me back from making it a mainstay too.

I am a Hercules Hooks fan as well.  They only make a small hole for being able to hold rather hefty pieces.  And since you can reuse...the price is right.  :)

Mar 15, 2009 11:35 AM
Patsy Overton
Patsy Overton Interiors, Atlanta, Georgia - Duluth, GA

Dale - This is good info.  I've never used the strips.  Thanks for posting.

Mar 16, 2009 12:48 AM
Kym Hough
www.Staged-to-Sell - Danville, CA
Staged to Sell East Bay - Danville, CA

These are great I use this and the large hook/thin wire hooks as well I can put up to 50 pounds on the wall with those. Kym

Mar 18, 2009 07:16 AM
Lori Bennett-Davies
Essentials Home Staging - Kitchener, ON
Essentials Home Staging

Good information here- will look up these Hercules hooks as well - do you know who sells them?

Mar 23, 2009 09:07 AM
Gail Alexander
Setting the Stage, LLC - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Stager

I bought mine at a local Walgreen's .  They also sell them at those "As seen on TV" stores but you might even try big box stores.  I think I have even seen them at Target.

Mar 27, 2009 03:30 AM
Ginger Foust
Certified Staging Professional - Oakhurst, CA
Home Stager Oakhurst CA, Dream Interior Redesign & Staging

I have used the 3-M/velcro "Hooks" on small pieces but like others said not on anything heavy.  Canvas covered art pieces work fine in small scale.  I got my latest Herc. Hooks from Home Depot. 


Apr 05, 2009 02:45 AM