1. How to use Command™ Strips for Hanging Pictures
Woman hanging picture frame using Command™ Picture Hanging Strips

How to Use Command™ Strips for Hanging Pictures

Command™ Picture Hanging Strips make decorating quick and easy - no tools necessary. One click tells you Picture Hanging Strips are locked in and holding tight. Best of all, when you are ready to take down or move your pictures, they come off cleanly—no nail holes, cracked plaster or sticky residue.

Application

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

Easy On

Important tips to follow when applying Command™ Picture Hanging Strips: 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, failure to follow instructions carefully may cause damage.

Do not hang over beds or on wallpaper. Do not hang valuable or irreplaceable items. Use indoors 50º - 105ºF.

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

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

  • Step 2 - Separate strips. Click strips together.

    Separate strips. Click strips together.

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

    Remove one side of liners. Stick on frame as shown. Press firmly.

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

    Remove remaining liners. Press frame firmly to wall.

  • 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.

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

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

Easy to Remove

For damage-free removal, slowly stretch the strip straight down against the wall.

Easy off stretch.

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

    Grab bottom corners and peel frame from wall. Do not pull straight off.

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

    Never pull away from wall.

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

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


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Damage-free hanging surfaces

To what surfaces will Command™ Picture Hanging Strips stick?

Painted, stained or varnished wood, glass, tile, metal, painted drywall and other smooth surfaces.

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Not approved to hang on

Do not use Command™ Products on textured walls or surfaces, wallpaper, brick, rough or non-stick surfaces, or fabrics.

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Textured walls, wallpaper, brick, rough or non-stick surfaces, or fabric is not approved hanging surfaces for Command™ Products.

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Living room gallery wall with hanging plants.

Which Command™ Product is right for my project?

Find out in 5 quick clicks with Command™ Product Selector Tool.

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  • Command™ Product Frequently Asked Questions

    How Much Weight Can Command™ Strips Hold?

    Don't know which Command™ Product is right for your project? Check out the product weight limits to find the right product based on the weight of the item you want to hang.

    Will it hold soundproofing acoustic foam board or decorative plates?

    Yes, provided the item is within the weight limit specified for Command™ Picture Hanging Strips. We do not recommend hanging tapestry or other fabrics. For decorative plates, please ensure there is a smooth surface for the strip to adhere to. Do not hang valuable or irreplaceable items.

    Can I reuse Command™ Picture Hanging Strips?

    No, Command™ Picture Hanging Strips are for one-time use only. Command™ Picture Hangers (Universal and Canvas Hangers) may be reused with a Command™ Refill Strip (see instructions for more information).

    Can they be used as vertical or horizontal?

    They can be used either direction.

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