Whether you are a little handyman, a tenant, or you just don’t want to make holes in your walls, know that there are very practical solutions for attaching decorative elements without drilling. Find out about the solutions here, as well as everything you need to know about them.
What are the solutions to fix without drilling?
To avoid making holes in the walls, it will obviously be necessary to find solutions allowing the decorative element to be glued to the wall, without damaging it. So, among the most effective solutions, there are mainly:
The adhesive tape
It is more exactly double-sided adhesive tape. This is practical and easy to set up since it suffices to glue it both on the wall and on the decorative element to join them firmly. It can support light objects such as frames or light paintings and can be attached to surfaces such as plaster, wood, PVC or even glass.
As such, you can test the “Double-sided adhesive tape” from SCOTCH which is very effective for securely fixing objects to walls.
Super adhesive glue
With this solution for fixing decorative elements to the walls, you can stick anything that suits you. From large picture frames to heavy shelves, nothing can stand up to super tacky glue. It is a multi-purpose glue that can be used indoors and outdoors.
Indeed, it is even possible for you to stick your letterbox on the outside of your house using this high-performance glue. To do this, do not hesitate to take “Multi-use mastic-glue” from the SIKAFLEX brand.
The adhesive tabs will allow you to fix your frames wherever you want in the house, without making a hole. This fastening solution is designed to support shallow decorative elements weighing less than 7 kg. Thus, your decorative elements will remain displayed on your walls, from the living room to the bedroom, including the hallway.
When you feel like changing or moving them, all you need to do is peel off the tabs gently. These leave no traces on the walls.
Adhesive hooks are great for hanging small items, and can be moved around easily. Whether it is to hang the keyring at the entrance or beautiful tea towels in the kitchen, this fixing solution remains efficient, nomadic and aesthetic.
They are also available in a suction cup version for fixing to the tiling of the shower or the kitchen. You can then hang washcloths or a small flower pot with strings.
Magnetic paint is a solution for fixing objects with a very thin thickness between the wall and magnets. There are many colors of magnet paints, so it will all be up to your taste!
For example, you can opt for the “Magnetic Paint” magnetic paint pot from DIE MAGNETICPROFIS.
With this fixing solution, you can then fix garlands in your child’s room, or even souvenir photos in the living room and hallway of your house.
Fixed paste or patafix
The patafix is not only useful for fixing objects but also for repairing them. In addition, it is also useful for creating supports on the walls.
To do this, simply shape it, attach it to the decorative object and to the wall, then let it dry for a few minutes. The paste will harden and leave the decorative object firmly attached.
Do not hesitate to purchase the “SUGRU Fixing modeling paste” for a solid and removable fixation without leaving a trace.
How to adapt your hanging system according to the need?
It is important to take into account the criteria of weight, shape and location of the object to be hung before choosing the fixing system.
Indeed, if it is a heavy object such as a large mirror or a large painting, it is better to provide you with a super adhesive glue or a patafix, designed to support heavy objects. Likewise, if it is an object that will be fixed outdoors, these two solutions are also perfect, since they are resistant to rain, snow, heat …
In addition, the hooks are suitable for hanging objects, while other mounting solutions are suitable for light objects.
What are the limits of these solutions?
Some of these systems for fixing decorative objects without drilling the walls are less effective than others and indeed have some limitations.
The first limitation is that they can leave unpleasant marks on the walls. Indeed, depending on the level of quality, it happens that a double-sided adhesive tape or a super adhesive glue leaves traces after their removal. And these can be difficult to remove.
In addition, the second limitation of these systems is that the adhesion can become less and less strong over time, to the point that the object ends up suddenly falling or even breaking.