Home tip: How to Hang Picture Frames Without Nails
I love having picture frames of our family photos. But I don’t like drilling on the wall. So I found a great way on how to hang picture frames without nails.
Like any other mom, I am very much into taking photos of my children. We make memories and create lots of family traditions that we can treasure. Two such examples would be our family travels and the kids’ yearly summer pictorial.
But aside from posting them on social media sites for our friends and relatives to see, I have our photos printed for the family photo album.
Several months ago, I bought picture frames of different sizes and put the selected photos in them. Then I cleared one wall that I have appointed as our official family photo wall. But weeks have passed and we still haven’t hanged the frames, even though I already solicited my husband’s and our male employee’s help.
You see, I used different kinds of frames just for variety. And all the ways that we thought of in order to mount the frames just did not work. I wanted something fuss-free and something that I can easily do again if I have more pictures to hang. I don’t want to keep bugging others to help me just to hang our picture frames.
Solution: How to Hang Picture Frames Without Nails
Then my hubby suggested that I use 3M Double-Sided Tape.
And I’m like, “What? Tape?” I wanted something stable but he assured me that 3M Double-Sided Tape will do the job just fine. Needless to say, I am glad that I followed him.
The only tricky part was removing the paper backing because the tape is really sticky. But when you have removed all the backings, you can easily stick the frame on the wall.
3M Double-Sided Tape may be more expensive than other double-sided tapes, but it only takes a small length to hang your frame. This is opposed to putting tape all over the entire area of the frame just to make sure that it doesn’t fall. And you still feel that it’s bound to fall anytime.
But with 3M double-side tape, you feel secure. So this is worth it. I trust that 3M Double-Sided Tape will hold our frames secure.
In Bacolod, you can buy 3M double-side tape in retail (per inch) at Wilmar Enterprises, Narra Avenue, Shopping, Bacolod City.
HOW TO HANG PICTURE FRAMES USING 3M DOUBLE-SIDED TAPE
The instructions on how to hang picture frames using 3M Double-side tape is very simple.
1. You will need your 3M tape, scissors, and tweezers.
2. Cut small sizes of the tape and place them strategically at the corners of the frame. For 8R frames, you may need to put one in each corner. But for smaller frames, 3 cuts will do.
3. Using the tweezers remove the paper backing. This can be pretty tricky and time-consuming. But that is okay because that means that the tape is really sticky.
4. Position the frame on where you want to place it. Ask somebody to help you straighten it because once you stuck it, you can no longer remove it without damaging something. Yes, it’s that sticky.
And that’s it! So easy, huh? By the way, I had to remove these wooden stands at the back of the frames so that the back is flat and the surface is even. You may also use the tape for pretty much all kinds of frames, even those bigger sizes.
Note: The author did not receive compensation nor free items to review. This review was written in order to let people know that they have an alternative in mounting their pictures frames.