Avoid Holes In Your Walls By Hanging Posters With Toothpaste

Hang Posters With Toothpaste to Avoid Holes

If you're renting, or you just want to avoid holes in the wall, you probably don't want to use thumb tacks to hang posters. Fortunately, you can use a thin layer of toothpaste to hold posters in place.

Photo by Jose Taco Cruz.

You'll want to make sure that the toothpaste doesn't have any whitening chemicals or breath-freshening additives. Regular toothpaste can make a nice, light adhesive that won't leave residue on your walls. When you're ready to take the posters down, just pull them off, give the wall a quick wipe, and you're done.

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    Am I missing something here? Why don't you just use blutack?

      Blutack can still take paint off the walls.

    Been doing this for years. As a kid my mother insisted on it. Watch the thickness though. It can stain your posters and soak through if you're too heavy.

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