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How to use Command™ Picture Hanging Strips

Command™ Picture Hanging Strips make decorating quick and easy — no tools necessary. One click alerts you that the Picture Hanging Strips are locked in and holding tight. Best of all, they’re damage-free. When you’re ready to move or remove your pictures and frames, they come off clean — no nail holes or sticky residue.

How To Apply and Remove Command™ Picture Hanging Products

How To Apply and Remove Command™ Picture Hanging Products

How to Apply Picture Hanging Strips

There are Important tips to know, and follow, before applying Command™ Picture Hanging Strips 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. Click strips together.

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

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

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

    Step 4: 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.

    Step 5: To ensure adhesive holds, 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.

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

How to Remove Picture Hanging Strips

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

    Step 1: 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.

    Step 2: Never pull away from wall.

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

    Step 3: Pull easy-off stretch strips slowly down against the wall at least 15 inches (38 cm) to release.

Watch Command™ Picture Hanging Strips How-To-Use Videos

A step-by-step guide for how to apply and remove Command™ Picture Hanging Strips 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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