September 29, 2023


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Methods to Take away Damaged 3M Command Strips | Thrifty Decor Chick

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Simple trick for eradicating a damaged Command strip from partitions or home windows! 

I’ve an excellent fast tip to take away damaged 3M Command strips that I’ve discovered
very useful through the years! 

I discover more often than not after I go to
take away a Command hook, the sticky strip breaks at simply the proper half
in order that I can not pull on it anymore. 

This straightforward repair means that you can take away the
wall or window hooks with out entry to the tab. 

I take advantage of the Command strips usually, particularly on the holidays. So that is particularly useful this time of yr! 

In the case of eradicating them from the wall, I begin pulling and
grimacing as a result of I am SURE the hook goes to interrupt free and snap again at my
face or my hand. 

It by no means fails that the tab breaks, on no less than one among them! 

The tab breaks off slightly below the hook and
then I am left with the hook and the sticky stuff nonetheless on the wall (or window)
and no approach to get it off: 

broken command strip on window

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The factor is, you possibly can’t simply pull this off — no less than on a wall. 

It would pull
your drywall off (I let you know this from private expertise) and go away a pleasant
little spot to repaint or patch. 

On a window or mirror you may want some
leverage to get it to pop off, and also you danger scratching the floor. 

That is my straightforward Command strip removing technique and it really works each time!
I am guessing you may have what you want within the lavatory. 

Simply seize some dental floss: 

I imply, now we have tons of these things from the dentist proper? Ours appear to
multiply. In case you want one let me know. 🙂 

Reduce off an honest size of dental floss so you possibly can grip it nicely on each ends. 

Transferring it forwards and backwards, wedge the floss behind the plastic half — should you
can get it behind the sticky stuff, that is nice!

If not it would nonetheless work:

how to remove broken command strips

Wiggle it down behind till it reaches the underside. Your hook will come proper

In case your hook is absolutely caught your floss could break — generally I’ve to make use of a
couple items, generally one does the trick. 

When you’ve got
fishing line that additionally works nice for eradicating caught Command strips! 

Typically the sticky half should still be left on the floor. 

On the wall I discover
it peels proper off with out injury when you possibly can pull up a nook and peel it
off. Work slowly and it ought to come off simply.

On this window it wasn’t as straightforward with the warmth baking it on for, ahem…just a few

remove command strip from window
If it is SUPER caught to reflect or glass, seize a
straight razor/scraper
and clear the residue off with that. Most of mine got here off and I used some
Goo Gone
to get the remainder. 

 A useful reader beneficial utilizing a hair dryer if you do not have floss. Nice concept!

It is simply foolish how straightforward it’s to do that and now I’m free to cringe away
after I take away Command hooks round the home — as a result of I now know the best way to get
them off with out injury. 

This is a picture to pin this and save for later if you would like: 

how to remove stuck command strips

I like fast and straightforward ideas like this so I wish to share them with you! 

Do you break your strips each time as nicely? 

fully doable I am the one particular person with the irrational concern of the sticky
tape so possibly I am the one one who wants this. Ha! Would not be the primary

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