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How to use Command™ Indoor & Outdoor Hooks, Ledges, and Caddies

Command™ Indoor & Outdoor Hooks, Ledges, and Caddies are available in a wide range of designs to match your individual style and decor. They also come in a variety of sizes and weight limits.

How To Apply and Remove Command™ Indoor & Outdoor Hooks, Ledges, and Caddies

How To Apply and Remove Command™ Indoor & Outdoor Hooks, Ledges, and Caddies

How To Apply One and Two-Piece Hooks and Caddies

There are important tips to know, and follow, before applying Command™ Hooks to ensure they hold up to your needs:

- Wait 7 days after painting before use
- DO NOT apply strips to paper or soft surfaces on frame
- Remove hanging hardware from back of frame
- DO NOT hang over beds or on wallpaper
- DO NOT hang valuable or irreplaceable items
- Use indoors 50˚ – 105˚F

Failure to follow instructions carefully may cause damage.

  • Step 1 - Wipe wall with rubbing alcohol. Do not use household cleaners or water.

    Step 1: Wipe wall with rubbing alcohol. Do not use household cleaners or water.

  • Step 2 - Separate strips. Click strips together.

    Step 2: Separate strips. Remove red liner. Press adhesive to hook.

  • Step 3 - Remove one side of liners. Stick on frame as shown. Press firmly.

    Step 3: Remove black liner. Press hook firmly to wall for 30 seconds. If you can see the tab of the strip, you are all done! Wait 1 hour before use. If not, complete steps 4 – 6.

  • Step 4 - Remove remaining liners. Press frame firmly to wall.

    Step 4: To reinforce strip, temporarily remove hook from wall. Slide hook up and off base.

  • Step 5 - To ensure adhesive hold, temporarily remove frame from wall to reinforce strips. Peel frame as shown. Press each strip on wall for 30 sec.

    Step 5: Press base firmly for 30 seconds.

  • Step 6 - Wait 1 hour for adhesive to build. Align strips. Press frame until each pair of strips clicks.

    Step 6: Slide hook back on. Wait 1 hour for adhesive to build.

How To Remove One and Two-Piece Hooks and Caddies

Learn the proper way to remove Command™ Hooks.

  • Step 1 - Grab bottom corners and peel frame from wall. Do not pull straight off.

    Step 1: For two-piece hooks: Slide hook up and off. For one-piece hooks: go to step 2.

  • Step 2 - Always pull straight down on the Command strip, never pull away from wall.

    Step 2: Gently hold hook or mounting base in place.

  • STep 3 - Stretch strips slowly against the wall at least 15 inches (38 cm) to release.

    Step 3: Never pull away from wall. Stretch the strip slowly against the wall at least 15 inches to release.

Watch Command™ Product How-To-Use Videos

A step-by-step guide for how to apply and remove Command™ Hooks so they hold strong and come off clean.


Painted walls, painted or varnished wood, painted cinder block or concrete, tile, metal, glass, laminates, or smooth solid surfaces are all approved damage-free hanging surfaces for Command™ Products.

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