Help! Cinder block!

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  1. MissMcCollum

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    I have cinder block walls in my classroom and was hoping for some advice from those of you who suffer similar woes. :p How do you hang stuff up? What is most effective? Is there any particular tape that works well?

    Thank you!!
     
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  3. czacza

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    That gooey sitcky tack blue stuff can work well but it's problematic getting it off the walls....I use masking tape and just retape retape when things fall down. Other teachers report success with duct tape and hot glue.
     
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    Tons of masking tape!! Lots of little pieces, not big strips.
     
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    I have cinder block too and hot glue works very well.
     
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    I use Mavalus Tape. It is fantastic! I used it at the beginning of the year, and *nothing* came down. It is expensive at $5 for a small roll, but it is sooo worth it IMO. I buy mine here:

    Teacher Store House
     
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    Hot glue gun works the best!! Easy to put up, stays really long, and easy to take down!! Best way, tape never stayed with me.
     
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    Hot glue clothespins along the wall. Then you can hang posters and charts on the clothespins. This works really well when you change out instructional charts a lot.
     
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    This is what I used and I LOVED it. I never had to retape!
     
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    love this idea! never really thought about it before.
     
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    I prefer hot glue for most things. The hot melt works better than the low temp. The hot melt comes off easily, but the low temp pulls off in pieces or doesn't remove cleanly.

    Command adhesive strips work well, too.
     
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    Last year I had a brick wall... but next year in my new room I won't have any! Yay!

    I hung things on that wall that I didn't remove most of the year. I had my "caught being good" posters on there with mounting tape. I also had my writing charts and posters we made together held up with strips of packaging tape. Didn't have a problem all year!
     
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    I used duct tape and my stuff stayed up all year because it's sticky. I also reinforced with hot glue (a no-no in my school but no one's looking). You can also try using these...they work great!

     
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    I use stikki-clips for some things, but for most things, I use a hot glue gun. Just make sure that the objects you're hanging are laminated...otherwise, they'll be ruined when you try to pull them off. There's no damage to the wall/paint as long as you remove items carefully, and sometimes you do have to pick residual glue off of the wall, but trust me, things stay up!
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    I use hot glue too.
     
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    The best thing that I have found - believe it or not - is thick painter's tape. I have never had a problem with it sticking.
     
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    I use packaging tape. I had a numberline on the wall for 4 years and never once had to retape it. However, I had to remove it because I am moving to another room.
     
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    Hot glue is the way to go. If you are hanging something that is not laminated, put a piece of scotch tape on the piece you are hanging. When you take it down it will not rip the piece and the glue comes right off of the wall.
     
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    I use a ton of stikki clips.
     
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    Hot glue :)
     
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    double sided poster tape Scotch I think.
     
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    I feel your pain! My entire room is BRICK!

    I don't think it'll be a problem to hang posters and (light) things of that nature, but I have some really cute (beachy) signs that are much too heavy for tape or sticky tack. :eek:
     
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    Thanks for all of the tips! I'll probably try a little of both...some things hot glued, others with Mavalus tape. I think we sell it at the teacher supply store I work at, so I'll check there.
     
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    I agree with everyone with hotglue. If it is something I need to give back to the kids- I put a piece of masking tape on the back, and a dot of hot glue on the tape. Comes off of the wall so easily!
     
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    Someone else already mentioned it but blue painter's tape worked best in my room two year ago. Last year masking tape worked better. I had trouble at first because the paint was fairly fresh then I sanded the walls just a little bit and everything stuck better!
     
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    I hadn't thought of putting tape on the back of something that isn't laminated to hot glue it up. That's really smart! Otherwise, I'd be laminating much more than I really want to. I did find the Mavalus tape at my work, and it's only 3.99 for a roll. With my discount, it's definitely worth it! For those of you who have used it, how many rolls should I get?
     
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    Two Words:

    Hot Glue.

    Peels right off.
     
  29. Ms. Geography

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    Hot glue for things I want to leave up for a long amount of time, masking tape for short term items and small plastic hangers for photos or framed items. I get the small plastic hangers in the nail section of Wal Mart. They have five or six small nails in them and work wonderfully...just hammer into the wall and they stay up all year...or longer!
     
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    I use heavy-duty masking tape, though hot glue works really well. My internship teacher used it, and she never had an issue with it, so I should just follow her lead there.
     

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