What do you use to keep posters on the wall?

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  1. Opal

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    I just realized that I don't have any adhesive to put things on my wall. What works best?

    I used that blue sticky tack last time I taught - I vaguely remember it working well.

    Any pros and cons to the different things I can use? Hot glue, tape, sticky tack...other things?
     
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    Mavelous tape works well and sticks in high heat and humidity. I don't even buy anything else anymore.
     
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    I've heard great things about the Mavelous tape. I've been told the best thing in the world is UGlu. I haven't used any of it myself yet, but I was convinced enough by friends that I bought some.
     
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    I used blue sticky tack last year. Everything else - Mavelous tape, Command strips, painters tape, etc - fell off over the weekends while the a/c was shut off.
     
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    Staples
     
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    I use sticky tack. On everything.
     
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    I *hate* sticky tack. And, we have cinderblock walls in a windowless room -- every time the temperature changes, the sticky tack comes loose.

    I like Mauvelous tape -- it resticks easily. And this week I've discovered Scotch adhesive mounting squares -- I had some in my desk, so I don't remember what they cost, but so far they have worked wonderfully!
     
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    hot glue? If you laminate your posters, the glue won't hurt them.
     
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    I use Mauvelous Tape and Command Strips.

    I have found that it really depends on the wall and what your hanging. The tape wouldn't stick in my 5th grade classroom because of the wall texture. My directing teacher had stuff that wouldn't hang with tape because of the type of laminating film that was used. :dizzy:

    I sometimes use staples because our portables are floor to ceiling wood paneling.
     
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    I agree with historynut, it depends on the wall. If I put hot glue on my current wall, it would destroy it! I have been using the Command Strips with a lot of success, but they are a bit pricey. I only use them on my really nice, big posters. For the rest, I use ticky tack.
     
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    Mavulus tape here. I just bought a new roll until I can order some with class money later on.
     
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    Duck tape!
     
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    Love the command strips ~ kept up my vistaprint banners are year long :)
     
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    Oh good! Then I'm going to get some of those for sure!
     
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    Staples and push pins, mostly. I feel bad for you guys with wood or cinder block walls.
     
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    Mauvelous Tape. No question... best stuff ever.
     
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    I consider hot glue a last-ditch effort, lol. I tend to use the command strips - a lot!
     
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    I've used hot glue, it pulls the paint off and sometimes sticks to the walls, which resulted in much scraping at the end of the year.

    All that works in my room is blue sticky tack. Nothing else sticks.
     
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    Where do you get that Mavalus tape? The website says I have to fill out a form just to find out.

    http://www.mavalus.com/
     
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    I use only HOT melt glue. The multi-temp and low-temp won't peel off easily. Hot melt works great. That's all I've ever used in my classroom. I've used it on blinds, whiteboards, painted cinder blocks, enamel-painted drywall, metal, glass, and laminated paper. The only thing it's ever damaged was finished wood.
     

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