Have you ever been wondering what is the best way to hang posters on wall?
Usually, when someone mentions the best way to hang posters on the wall, they’re thinking about them sticking and not falling down.
Of course, that’s the main thing to consider, but I also consider the safety of the walls. You definitely don’t want to damage your walls, especially if they’ve been freshly painted.
There are many products you can use to help you. However, only certain amount of them will work. Therefore, it’s good to know in advance which type of products works the best and which one should you get.
Therefore, in this post, you will find the best way to hang posters on the wall without spending a lot of money on products, and a lot of time battling with it.
Determine the Product you Will Need
To determine the product you’ll need, you will have to consider two things.
What type of posters will you be hanging on your wall, and what type of the wall it is.
If your posters aren’t heavy, and they’re flat – you have nothing to worry about. However, there are posters that can get kind of heavy, and they require a bit stronger products to hold them on the wall. Without making any holes in the wall, of course.
There are a number of different products that are specifically made to help people attach posters to the wall and make sure they stick there. So don’t sweat it since most likely there’s a product right for your needs.
Also, type of the wall matters too. There are different types of walls, and the worst ones that you can try and attach your posters on to are the brick walls. They will give you a little bit of a trouble, but there’s a solution for them.
You just want to make sure that the wall is clean and that nothing is in a way between the wall and a poster, such as dirt or anything else that could give you trouble.
Alright, now when you know the basics, here’s what you should do. Let’s find out the best way to hang posters on wall.
Best Way to Hang Posters on Wall
I know that you’re ready and excited to hang your new fancy posters on the wall in your room, but here are a few things you should do before you start at all.
Before You Start
I’d recommend you to definitely wash your hands. That way, there’s no dirt that will be able to come between the post, product you’re using, and a wall.
If there’s any dirt on your hands, you will transfer it onto the product, and it just won’t be able to stick efficiently to the wall.
Give your hands a nice clean wash with the soap before actually starting.
In case your posters aren’t flat or have corners that roll itself when you let them go, you won’t be able to attach them to the wall like that. You will need to lay the posters on a flat clean surface and put something on the edges that will hold them flat.
I’d recommend you to do that for a few days. Depending on how big are the posts, material of the posters, and how long they have been rolled. I know you might hate waiting, but it’s better to wait and then successfully have them hanged on your wall than for them to fall down anytime.
When you’re definitely ready, the last step before actually getting into the thing is to clean your wall. As I mentioned before, there shouldn’t be anything in between the wall and the product, so anything such as dirt isn’t welcome.
Simply clean the wall and give special attention to the area you want to hang your posters on. If your wall has been recently painted, make sure to give it enough time to dry unless you want to damage your freshly painted wall.
Choose a Product
Alright, while there are hundreds of different products that specialize in hanging posters area, there are only 4 products that I’d recommend.
They’re the products that will definitely work, yet they will leave no damage to your wall afterward.
The products I recommend are
- Double-sided removable tape (known as poster tape)
- Magic tape
- Removable putty
I’m pretty sure that you already had in mind similar products, but in case you’re wondering about the toothpaste – yes it’s very efficient way to hang your posters on walls.
My number one choice would be poster tape since it’s made for posters and since it’s double sided, it’s a perfect fit for a task like this. A good replacement for poster tape would be magic tape, in case you can’t get your hands on the poster tape.
However, keep in mind that magic tape isn’t as tacky as poster tape and once it catches your poster, it won’t let go as easy.
Removable putty is also known as poster tack and it’s pretty efficient, however, use it only on a poster that are printed on a rigid material. Also, you should avoid freshly painted surfaces, as mentioned before.
Toothpaste might sound silly, but it’s one of the safest ways to attach your posters, believe it or not. It’s also one of the cheapest products, and everyone has it right in their home. It’s very easy, clean, and leaves no marks.
Hang Your Posters
After you’ve cleaned your wall, made sure that your posters are flattened, you have clean hands, and you have a product of your choice – there’s only one thing left and it’s getting down to the action!
There’s not much to explain, but you will want to pay close attention to the are you’re attaching your posters, not use a lot of product, and keep it clean, yet straight.
You can always add more product, but you can never remove it in case you added more than needed. So I’d suggest you take it slow with the product.
Also, make sure your posters are straight, right? While focusing on the hanging process, don’t get lost and forget to check whether they’re straight.
Once you’ve successfully hanged your first poster, go on and repeat the process. One suggestion always cleans the area of the wall before hanging the posters.
Happy poster hanging, let me know how did it work out!