Cinder Block Walls?

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  1. beckyeduk8er

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    Hi,

    I have just moved to a new center and my new classroom is all cinderblock/brick type walls. How can I hang anything up? The teacher last year used masking tape, but she said everything fell down once a week. This would make me crazy. :eek: I would love any creative ideas. :crosseyed :)

    Thank you
    Becky
     
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  3. Teri104

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    I also have cinder block for walls. I have found that Mounting Tape works great. It will peel off and leave the paint. Have a wonderful year!!! :angel:
     
  4. Teener

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    I have the same problem! I have everything stuck up with masking tape and every morning this week I have gone in to find at least one poster on the floor. I have started using the white plastic "clips" that have the wax on the back (the name slips my mind right now, I will look at the package at school and post back with it tonight). As long as I use one in each corner (4 for each poster at least) the posters will stay up.

    I tried the mounting tape, but it will not come off of the posters when you take them down. We have to take everything off our walls at the end of the year and store them in a cabinet/drawer. When I came back this year, a lot of my posters wouldn't "unstick" from one another due to the mounting tape lwft on the back.
    If anyone has any other ideas please post them. All help is greatly appreciated.
     
  5. AnnK

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    I end up using a combination of masking tape and "EZ up Clips" (the white clips with the wax on the back. This seems to work really well. The main support comes from the clips and the tape stops the posters from sliding around or falling if a clip does fall down or disappear (sometimes that happens in the hallway).
     
  6. kpa1b2

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    I used a combination of the foam tabs, 3m makes them I think, masking tape, blue tacky, and prayers. When I get really desperate, I use string & anchor it to the drop ceiling!
     
  7. Margo

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    The only thing we are allowed to use on our cinderblock walls (and doors, and windows, and cabinets, etc, etc, etc) is sticky tac. It is like gold in our school.
     
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    Does the sticky tac work? I know that I've tried it & some holds better then other. For me the blue works the best.
     
  9. Margo

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    I find that to be true also. Only the blue kind seems to work. I have tried the white and yellow but they just don't seem to hold to well.
     
  10. mommaruthie

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    what about duct tape!! comes in lots of great colors!!
     
  11. october

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    I use 3M hooks. I punch a hole in whatever I am hanging. It is easy to change things out. ALso, we have to take EVERYTHING down for "The Test", so I can just slip them off the hook. It takes a little extra time to put up the first time, but in teh long run, it makes everything a snap. They are super strong. I had a picture hanging on one for 2 years (on the smallest size hook)! If you ever need to remove them, just pull the strip, and they come right off. No one would ever be able to tell they were there!

    They are fantastic!
     
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    At Schoolaids they have Mahvelous tape (not sure of spelling). It is fantastic. It holds to wood, plastic, glass, brick, anything. I love it!
     
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    Ok, I knew I spelled it wrong. Here's the info from schoolaids:
    mavalus tape!
    Made with superior adhesives, mavalus tape sticks where traditional temporary adhesives fail! Great for holding posters on wals and is removable from most surfaces. Mavalus even sticks to most brick and damp cinder blocks! 3 rolls of 1"x360' mavalus.
    Grade Level:
    Item Number: MAV301
    Price: $7.99
     
  14. Valarie

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    Never-fail Stick to Cinderblock Walls

    I use a LOW-TEMP glue gun to stick everything up. I've got all my stuff laminated, so when the posters are taken down, the glue peels off the back easily. It also peels off the cinderblock walls easily when you want it to, but sticks until you decide you want to take stuff down.

    Be sure you're not using the hot temp glue sticks and gun. They'l stick to the wall and your stuff forever, and if you try to get it off the wall, you're looking at paint being ripped off too. The hot temp glue gun is also much more likely to burn you, and to melt the lamination on your stuff.

    Valarie
    DMS
     
  15. SpanishSRTA

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    Have you tried using velcro strips? You can buy small pieces of velcro that stick to your wall and then to the back of your posters. Mine have held up nicely so far!
     
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    glue gun

    a teacher down the hall let me borrow her glue gun to glue stuff on the walls, she told me it was a low temp glue gun. The LAST poster I put up glue oozed out from the top, so I took my finger to push it back up. BIG MISTAKE! This was a HIGH TEMP glue gun and I really burned my finger badly. I have already hot glued up everything in my room with this glue gun, will I have trouble getting it off the walls at the end of the school year? Any teachers out there who have done this? Will I spend all next summer repainting my room?
     
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    I BELIEVE IN MAVALOUS TAPE!!!! That is the best stuff!! I've gone thru 5 rolls I guess since last year putting stuff up out in the halls on the cinderblocks... in the room... everywhere. It is the only thing I've found that really works. I'm a big believer in duct tape, too, but I've had posters up with duct tape fall constantly. They only way it doesn't work is when the OLDER KIDS GO DOWN THE HALL TAKING IT OFF THE BACK OF MY POSTERS ON ONE CORNER!!! ARG!!!! :) Hmm... duct tape my fix their sticky fingers... JUST KIDDING EVERYONE!!!

    Lori
     
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    The key to using sticky tac is to mix two different brands together. After doing that it should work well for you on most any surface.
     
  19. kpa1b2

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    So mix white & blue?
     
  20. ChristyF

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    My co-teacher has a bowl with blue and yellow in it all mixed up. It works pretty well.
     
  21. hhanson

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    I always put a piece of masking tape on the back of my posters and then put tacky tape or whatever on top of that. So when you take the tape off it doesn't damage the poster. Maybe this could help.
     
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    Hmm... duct tape my fix their sticky fingers-Great Lori, try thumbtacks! That will really get their fingers!! (kidding)

    I have a 3M 2 sided foamy like sticky tape that I would normally swear by and its great for my door decorations. BUT.... My alphabet strips above my dry erase board keeps coming down because of the wall AND the paint used. I am going to try and use duct tape because I keep adding MORE strips of this stuff I swear by and its NOT working. (the temperature in the room over night kind of doesnt help either)

    I want to put a small mirror on the wall next to my dry erase board and DONT want it to fall down. What could I use on that- Its a little heavier then a poster so I dont want to test materials out and have to replace the mirror.
     
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    Can you get the custodian to put in a nail & the you can hang it with a hook?
     
  24. clee5252

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    Try this

    We used hot glue at a school I worked in and everthing stayed up all year! However, make sure that everything you hang up is laminated on the front and back so that the items will peel off from the wall easily. You might also want to do a test spot first to be sure that the quality of the paint is enamel based so that the paint doesn't come off in the future. We used hot glue and it never affected the walls or the materials we hung. Just be careful--remember hot glue is HOT! Hope this helps!

     
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    I have never had to do this. But I do find that the colors other than blue don't work well alone. Maybe if you have other colors, you would want to mix them with blue.
     
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    I have the same problem with the foamy sticky stuff, Ruth. Temperature changes affect it. Does that plastic type of adjesive stuff work? It's the stuff that's on back of the Stikki Clips.
     
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    You might try the Stick-Eez wax hangers. Any teaching store should have them. Good luck!
     
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    Sounds like having blocks walls can be a pain--but I'd almost rather trade. I have dark brown paneling--Easy to hang from but so very ugly.
     
  29. beckyeduk8er

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    Thank you

    Thank you for all your wonderful suggustions. I did a little shopping (okay a LOT of shopping :eek: ) and my walls look much better. So far nothing has fallen down. I hope it stays that way. Thank you again for everything!
     
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    Hey Becky, love your sign-in name, very creative!
     
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    Thank you
     
  32. karen70435

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    teacher

    Hey go to walmart and get mounting tape for about 1.99. It works great!!!
     

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