Ideas for hanging posters?

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  1. sirscience

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    Hi, I'm a new science teacher and was looking for suggestions on what to use to hang things in your room. I have "regular" size posters (unframed) and a ton of small space-related images I got from a mini calendar that I hope to put up all around my room. I know there is scotch-taping the corners and using push-pins, but I was curious if anyone had any "secrets" for securely hanging such items. Thanks!
     
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  3. Tasha

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    I use stikki clips - http://www.stikkiworks.com/prod_clips.html They use a kind of wax to stick to the wall. I also use sticky tack, but sometimes even sticky tack doesn't work well, especially on cinderblock walls.
     
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    I am in love with Command Strips! (and they have clips, too) I have cinder block walls with some kind of paint on them that keeps stuff from sticking - even duct tape & sticky tack - and the Command Strips work!
     
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    Command Strips, no question. Stikki Clips, other gummy things, and other peel and stick products do not compare.
     
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    Mauvelous tape.

    Or, if I am putting a laminated poster on cinderblock, double sided duct tape.
     
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    For cinderblock, and if you won't get in trouble, the best thing is a hot glue gun and an extension cord. Once it dries, you can still get the glue to peel off, but it won't budge if you don't want it to.
     
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    I'll third Command strips. I have wood paneling, cinderblocks and regular painted dry wall in my room and they hang anything on all of it.
     
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    I hate these wax things. They leave residue behind on the walls every time. Try mavalus tape. This stuff works on evey surface and doesn't stain the walls, pull off paint, works on brick and cinderblock. It rocks. I also keep colored tape on hand because I can mark the floor so the kids can keep their desks lined up.
     
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    OMG, me, too! I thought I was the only one who did this! :lol:
     
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    For items that will be up an extened period of time...Hot glue...a teeny tiny dot is enough.

    For short term items, I use masking tape and sticky clips.
     
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    My gripe with hot glue is that it completely discolored the block walls in my classroom (from the previous teacher).
     
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    Thanks for all the tips! My room is mostly "regular" painted walls and some wood cabinets which I hope to post stuff on the doors.
     
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    I use packing tape on the back of charts I hang up.
     
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    I use staples. 1-2 holds it secure with far less damage to the wall than tape or sticky products. You could also use ribbon.
     
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    I use hot glue as well. I use it on metal, painted concrete blocks, enamel painted plaster, and finished wood. It does dull the finish the wood, but a spray of Pledge brings it back to normal. Don't use it on drywall.

    Make sure to use the hot melt. The low-temp and multi-temp don't peel off very well. Hot melt always comes off cleanly for me. Most of my stuff is laminated, but I hang non-laminated stuff by putting a piece of clear packing tape on the back of the poster, and then I put the glue on that part.
     
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    I'm still strongly campaigning for Command Strips as I find them to be far superior to any other method :), but if you do hot glue, just be sure to not use them on any thermal posters you might have.
     
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    I'm too cheap to buy the Command strips, but they do work great!

    Several people at work found out that thermal posters and hot glue don't mix after they ruined their posters.
     
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    :yeahthat:

    I always use hot glue on our cinderblock walls! Works great!
     
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    First and foremost, laminate them!!! They will last longer and will not tear up with the tape or hot glue
     
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    I used to hot glue clothes pins (the kind with a spring) to the walls and clip up the posters. Then I could change them for another poster quickly and easily.

    I don't do it anymore because my new (ish) school has walls that act as bulletin boards, so all I need for that is pushpins.
     
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    I know some posters can be argumentative but I think hanging them is a bit extreme!:lol:
     
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    :spitwater:
     
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    I love this idea!
     

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