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lapilofu's avatar

What's the best way to put a poster on a wall?

Asked by lapilofu (4305 points ) August 29th, 2010

Leaving minimal permanent damage to both the poster and the wall.

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Seaofclouds's avatar

I’ve had good experiences using the command poster strips. You can buy them at most stores. There are some other brands that have similar products, but the command ones are the only ones I’ve ever used.

MrItty's avatar

I always used that “sticky tack” stuff when I was in college. It comes in strips, looks like rubber, but it moldable like chewing gum. Comes off pretty easily at the end of the semester.

chels's avatar

Frame it and use a picture hook!

ucme's avatar

Yeah like @MrItty says, i’ve always used blu-tac, as it’s called here in England town.

CaptainHarley's avatar

Glue the poster to a piece of cardboard, then trim the cardboard around the poster, but leave a small border. Then you can use thumbtacks to pin the cardboard directly to the wall by using the border. You can even paint the border if you like.

Ben_Dover's avatar

Frame it and use a picture hook! @chels nailed it!

Mom2BDec2010's avatar

You could tack it, which is cheaper then the frame. But the frame will leave the minimum amount of damage on the wall and poster, like @chels suggested.

Mom2BDec2010's avatar

Just don’t tape it though, I taped a poster on my wall one time then took it down and the tape peeled some of my paint off.

Austinlad's avatar

@Seaofclouds is exactly right. Those little things are amazing. I use them almost exclusively for hanging posters and frames. Once applied, it’s easy to straighten the poster, and if you want to remove them from the wall, they come off really easily without damaging the paint.

MaryW's avatar

Poster strips from an office supply are great.

anartist's avatar

Mount it on foamcore and use small velcro stik strip on back

downtide's avatar

Blu-tac or similar isn’t bad but it does leave greasy marks on the poster if left for a long time. You could protect the corrners by sticking a small bit of tape on the back.

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