Hanging Posters Help

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  1. Love2shop

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    Hi I was just wondering if any one has any more suggestions. The walls in my class are cinder block, all of them!!!! They are painted but nothing seems to help my posters & decorations stay up. I have run out of things to try.......

    Please let me know what to try next....

    Thanks
     
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    Did you try the tacky putty stuff. Hope you know what I'm talking about because I can't get any clearer..lol. Masking tape (lots of it) works better than regular tape.
     
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    Instead of masking tape, try package tape!!! I mean the think, clear packing tape that is used to close packages!! That was the only thing that worked for my classroom. Everything just kept falling until I tried the big packing tape.
     
  5. grade1teacher

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    Double sided foam tape works wonders!! At an office suplly place, or home depot. (I haven't had as much success with sticky tack for things that I wanted hung permanently for the year - but it works well for things that I move from one place to the next.)
     
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    Can you put up a couple of strip tack things - some have cork, some have a ridge that you hang papers from. It has self-adhesive backing but you could also try and hot glue it.
     
  7. Love2shop

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    DeafinlySmart yes I know what your talking about I did try that.... no luck.

    Youngteacher I tried almost whole rolls of packing tape and they still fall...

    Thanks grade1 I will look for the foam tape..

    No other teacher seems to have as much trouble as I do maybe its just the class this year. Who knows..

    Thanks
     
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    Double sided poster tape.

    My class is in a 80 year old chapel. The paint peels easily and there are hard areas that tacks will not penetrate. I found a double-sided poster tape from Scotch brand at Rite-Aid. It worked for me. It does'nt peel the paint and holds posterboard. The down-side is its pretty expensive. I've tried the others and they didn't work.
     
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    Have you tried the sticky wax? Not the tacky/putty stuff, but the brick of wax. If you ever had braces, it reminds me of the stuff they stick on your braces wires to try to keep them from cutting your mouth. Just a thought.
     
  10. Love2shop

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    Ellen where doI buy sticky wax... I never had braces so I don't know, but thanks. I am willing to try anything
     
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    It just reminds me of the braces kind, it is actually sold for teachers specifically. It is called StikkiWax, it says it is a colorless reusable adhesive that works great on cement block walls. I'm not sure it will definitely work for you, but it might be worth a shot.

    I bought mine at the teacher store I usually go to--I think it was like, $4.00 or something. Here's a link to a site selling it...

    http://www.enasco.com/ProductDetail.do?sku=9722984
     
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    I use masking tape for all of my stuff that I don't leave up for very long (kid's work, thematic stuff, etc.). For everything else, I use a hot glue gun (only if the stuff is laminated, though). I haven't had anything fall down yet.
     
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    Stikki Clips! I love these things. They are plastic clips with the wax on the back.

    I have also had success with hot glue, book tape, double-sided foam tabs, and the blue gummy stuff.
     
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    I've had success with Scotch brand poster tape. It's double sided tape and I've used it to hang all my alphabets, numbers, charts and all the other things needed in a classroom on my walls. I did this four years ago and (knock wood), nothing has fallen off yet. What helped was using a ruler to rub the areas that had the tape in order to adhere them better. Seems to have worked!!
     
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    I use a hot glue gun to hang things that have been laminated. If the poster hasn't been laminated, it will get ruined. I've heard some people say that hot glue pulls the paint off the walls, but I have not had that happen to me, not ever. I'm just really careful when I pull the things down, and I do end up having to pick some paint residue off the walls afterwards. The things I hot-glue to the walls tend to stay up all year!

    I also read a teacher tip in a magazine that suggested hot-gluing spring type clothespins to the walls so that you could easily change posters....just unclip and add a new one!

    Kim
     
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    I've not had hot glue peel the paint off either. I would do a test piece first, to see how it affects your wall. Depending on how porous your brick is, will depend on how hard it is to get off. If the things you are putting up are laminated, it will come off. If they are not laminated, it usually will tear the paper.
     
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    I use a hot glue gun. It seems to work pretty good. It keeps the poster up and comes down easily. The only thing is that your posters need to be laminated first.
     
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    Wow!! A hot glue gun, I am going to have to try that. All my things are laminate, I try to get them year to year.

    Yet again this morning on of my alphabet letters & some numbers were down on the floor so I can't wait to try this.

    Thanks so much for all the help. I'll let you know how it goes.
     
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    What about velcro? I haven't tried it before, but it's so sticky! Put one side on the wall and another on your posters. Who knows?! It could work.
     
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    Can't you paint something on them? It's permanent and saves a lot of hassle!
     
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    I vote for the hot glue gun:) Tried everything else imaginable and always came back to the glue gun::D Just be careful... it can get stringy and if it attatches itself to you it really,really hurts. :(

    have fun
     
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    Hot Glue
     
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    If it's anything like my school, no. The problem is that it's permanent. At our lower elementary school (pk-k) they have several murals in the rooms. Teachers are not allowed to paint their walls anymore, unless they paint over them with that school's official wall color.
     
  24. Love2shop

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    Well so far the glue gun has done the trick thanks so much....... It is so nice to walk in to the room and not have to pick up a poster that has fallen..........:D

    THNAKS AGAIN..............................
     
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    Duct tape Duct tape duct tape-- not the cheap kind-- has to be the name brand or it wo't do the trick-- if all else fails-- velcro dots!!
     
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    I use velcro dots in my classroom--- haven't had too mcuh trouble with it peeling paint as long as the paint isn't fresh-- the only spot that peeled was when I tried to move my dry erase board froma spot that had only been painted about a week-- duct tape, velcor and zip lock bags--my classroom doesn't function without them!
     
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    Another suggestion that a student teacher came up with was after you use masking tape (a lot), then tape around every edge with scotch tape. It even worked with heavier items. Just a suggestion to keep in mind.
     
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    I am in the same boat as you are and the "wonder tape" that I LOVE is carpet tape! Go to your hardware store and sometimes WalMart and find carpet tape (it has a duck on the package). It can be hard to cut (use old scissors) but it holds all year! I also use this for the back of my lamanted name tages. It sticks to where the kids can't pull it up. Best of luck!!!!
     
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    Mauvalous Tape!! Or mavelous tape? Something like that. They sell it at the teacher supply store. It is expensive but its a lot easier, for me at least, than hot glue guns...and it kept my laminated giraffe growth chart up all year last year!! It really is maaarvelous. Hehehehe...
     

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