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How to use Command™ Strips and Hooks

Forget about nails, screws, tacks or messy adhesives! Command™ products provide an easy and affordable way to decorate and organise your home, without the fear of wall damage!

Command™ adhesive holds strongly to a variety of surfaces including wood, tile and glass as well as solid, hollow and painted walls. It removes cleanly using 3M stretch-release technology, leaving no cracks, holes, damaged plaster or sticky residue. Find out how to use Command™ Strips and Hooks correctly!


What are the benefits of using Command™ hooks and strips?

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    No tools required.

    No drills or tools required! Command™ Strips can be used on a variety of smooth surfaces including painted walls, tile, glass and wood. Our water resistant and outdoor strips can be used in all weathers and conditions.

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    Holds strongly.

    Command™ Strips use a clever adhesive that holds strongly for as long as you need, then removes cleanly. Remember to wait one hour for the adhesive to bond and check the hooks weight limit on the pack!

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    Removes cleanly.

    Easy to remove - damage free! Simply stretch off to remove cleanly with no holes, marks or mess. Remember to pull the tab straight down slowly for damage free removal.

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    3M technology.

    Command™ Strips combine a number of trusted 3M technologies, to give you high performance products for all your organising and decorating needs.

What's your project?

  • Our Picture Hanging Strips and hooks are perfect for hanging frames and wall art, up to 60 x 90 cm and 7.2 kg! Create gallery walls and hang pictures securely in place.

  • Our range of general purpose hooks and organisers enable you to make the best use of your space without drilling. Great for beautifully organised kitchens, utility rooms and cupboards. Hang anything from brooms, and utensils, to coats and bags.

  • Our lightweight and discreet hooks and clips are perfect for hanging decorations inside and out. Go big for birthday parties and other celebrations knowing that you can take them down damage free when the event or season is over.

  • Our water resistant strips are perfect for bathrooms, showers and wet rooms. Command™ Bathroom Hooks and Caddies hold strong on tiles, on tiles, glass and painted surfaces. Say goodbye to sliding suction cups!

What surfaces can you use Command™ on without causing damage?

    • Damage-free hanging, great for surfaces notoriously difficult to drill.
    • Command™ adhesive holds strongly to a variety of surfaces including solid, hollow and painted walls, and those difficult to drill - such as tiles and glass.
    • They’re easily and cleanly removed – no cracks, holes, damaged plaster or sticky residue.
    • Holding power and damage free removal make Command™ Strips perfect for rented homes and accommodation where drilling isn't allowed, helping you ensure you keep your deposit!
  • Damage free hanging surfaces with Command

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All our Command™ Products have a maximum holding power

Not sure which Command™ Product is right for you? We weighed some common household objects to give you a better understanding of the amount of weight you’re hanging on your walls. Explore our Command™ Weight Reference Guide to find the best Command™ Product for your project.

  • Even the lightest items need the right support. Our smaller hooks will hold the equivalent of a small jar of your favourite jam or choccie spread. Sweet!

  • Flour, rice and pasta usually come in 500 g, 1 kg or 2 kg options. Think of a medium sized bag of flour when using our medium sized hooks.

  • For more heavy items you want a damage-free hanging solution that’s up to the task. 2 kg is around the weight a standard box of washing powder. If you're unsure how much weight your hooks can hold, just check the weight stated on the pack.

  • Looking for a solution to hang your heavier objects? Just compare your item to a mega 6-pint bottle of milk, as that weighs about 3.6 kg!

  • Items such as picture frames and pinboards can start to get really heavy and this is where our Picture Hanging Strips step in. Medium hanging strips will hold the equivalent of a 5 litre can of paint.

  • The holding power of our large picture hanging strips almost defies belief! The heaviest ball in the bowling alley is the equivalent to 7 kg, which is pretty impressive and means these are reliable enough for your biggest frames and pictures.

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