What sticks to cement?

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  1. lovetoteach08

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    My class has cement walls and regular tape wont' hold up my posters. I tried staples' mounting putty but no luck with that either. Any suggestions? Thanks!
     
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    Use a hot glue gone, but be careful when picking it off.
     
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    Second this- be careful about the fingers.
     
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    I've used the 3M command strips/hooks to hold things up. Name brand masking tape also works. Hot glue is my friend when it comes to my cement/cinder/brick walls. Make sure that whatever you hotglue is laminated though. Non-laminated paper is hard to get off. Also, velcro works on these types of walls.
     
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    Mavalus Tape! I buy several rolls every year. It is the only thing I can get to hold my stuff up on the walls.
     
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    Small clips-I think they are called stikki clips? They are white with an adhesive on the back and 1 clip, so you need at least 4 for a poster. I reuse them
     
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    Use the hot glue gun. My CT took my advice last year and she was thrilled with the result! She was really tired of all her posters falling at random times during the day. To get things back off the wall try using a hair dryer set on high heat to help.
     
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    I love the 3M command strips. I was also thinking of buying Gorilla Tape...it's supposed to be the strongest tape...?
     
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    straping tape...the tape has the small strings in the tape...works great!
     
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    I use it too :) Love it!

    (easy to take off without taking off the paint, holds all year...I even used it to put border on a section of my white board)
     
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    YUP!
     
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    I used the hot glue gun also but get one you can adjust the temp. If you use the low setting it's easier on you fingers and the stuff you want to hang up!
     
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    Nothing... as my husband would say. :) He's a surveyor... "cement is the wet stuff that has been mixed up. When dry, it becomes concrete." OK, off his soapbox for now. :lol:

    I have used a hot glue gun on cinder or concrete blocks. One tip is to put a piece of masking tape on your laminated poster before using the hot glue. Then, it will not melt.
     
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    I second this! It truly is "mavalus!"
     
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    The teacher store around my area sells a blue sticky putty that is AWESOME! I've used other brands that are terrible, so try another kind of putty. I love it because it's reusable.
     
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    I use double sided 3M tape, and 3M Command strips. I usually have to pry them off the wall in the spring to get them down - and they never fall down or leave marks behind.
     
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    I have painted cinderblock walls. I use hot glue, the blue sticky tack, the wax clips, and also little precut foam strips that are sticky on both sides. I don't remember what they are called!
     
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    This is wonderful stuff. None of my stuff fell down over the summer in over a hundred degree heat and humidity.
     
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    Oh and that mavalus tape can be recycled, too. We take the loops off the stuff and stick it inside the closet door or behind the classroom door. You can't reuse it if it has been on construction paper thought... lol but posters, laminated stuff, etc. Yep... reuse it!!
     
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    You can get stikki wax (like the stickki clips, but comes in a stick form that you can break off). I don't have to take things off of my walls in the summer and a lot of stuff had fallen off of the walls, but the stikki wax lasted in the heat. I also do hot glue, but I don't do it on paper so I don't know if it's okay to hang posters or items that have been laminated.
     

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