Many will agree that even the most modern and expensive interior can look a bit boring and inexpressive without small decor elements. Such trifles as wall paintings, frames with family photos or decorative plates brought from different exotic places, and make housing more cozy, homely, filled with a characteristic mood and soulful atmosphere. However, given how much effort and money was spent on this very repair, many still refuse to place such items on their walls, being afraid of damaging wallpaper or other finishing materials. To avoid the undesirable consequences of using the usual fasteners, in this article we will consider several ways how to hang a picture, frame or decorative plate on a wall without nails.
CRITERIA AFFECTING THE SELECTION OF METHOD OF FIXING
Before we begin to consider the attachment methods themselves without the use of nails or screws, it is necessary to understand what parameters affect the possibility of their application. The most important indicators are:
- weight of the object;
- type of wall covering;
- If you do not take into account such an obvious fact as the weight of a picture or a plate, then all your efforts can not be crowned with success. Some methods of fastening can reliably hold objects weighing up to 9 kg. But the majority is still designed for small items weighing up to 1.5-2 kg. It is clear that a heavy clay plate can not be retained with a double-sided scotch.
The next important factor is the base material on which the fasteners will stay. For example, the same double-sided adhesive tape will not adhere well to wallpaper that has an invoice. However, on smooth wallpaper or on a plasterboard surface, it will feel quite reliable. Brick masonry or a surface of natural or artificial stone interacts well with various adhesives.
Do not forget about the fact that it is not reliable enough to fix the picture on the wall – it is necessary to perform and relatively smoothly. Only properly placed objects will create a harmonious environment. To do this, do not neglect the construction level or markup just before the start of work.
METHODS OF STRENGTHENING EASY OBJECTS WITHOUT NAILS
Such weightless items as posters or posters, calendars or the schedule of the day, photographs without borders and other thin elements can be mounted on the wall most quickly and reliably by the following methods.
№1. Double sided tape
Double-sided adhesive tape will be the best solution for placing items on the walls of gypsum board. This is explained very simply – such fasteners do not violate the integrity of the GCR, which has a positive effect on the indices of its strength. By the way, this figure decreases with every new hole that you make in such a surface.
The most aesthetic will look like an object that is glued to all four edges, which will prevent them from bending. To fix a small photograph, it is enough to glue small strips of width not more than 1 cm along the edges. The larger the format, the longer the pieces of tape should be. In advance, mark the location of the poster on the wall and check its evenness. Disregarding this point and orienting “by eye”, there may be a need to tear off the glued element in order to correct its position. In this case, you can tear both the subject itself, and tear off a piece of wallpaper or paint from the wall.
Remove the protective layer from the second adhesive side immediately before gluing. So you will not leave on the sticky layer of fingerprints and it will not have time to settle dust, while you will “try on” the photo on the wall. The surface of the wall must be dry, smooth, clean, free from dust and other particles. If after a while you need to remove a strip of adhesive tape of a decent wall, without damaging its lining, you need to carefully peel off a small area starting at the corner, and the remaining strip slowly pull down at an angle of 90 degrees to its orientation.
You can immediately use two-sided tape on a fabric basis, which is removed without a trace at any angle and from any coating. There is such a variety, as foamed tape, which can withstand much greater loads. It can be used for attaching small pictures or photographs in plastic frames.
№2. Stationery buttons
Stationery buttons are also excellent in the task of securely securing light objects. There are many kinds of buttons whose heads have decorative design. Thus, this visible fastener will not only not spoil the appearance of the poster or photo, but will also help decorate it and even supplement it.