October 2, 2023


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Tips on how 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 a brilliant fast tip to take away damaged 3M Command strips that I’ve discovered
very useful through the years! 

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

This simple 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 typically, 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 at the least one in all 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 technique to get it off: 

broken command strip on window

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The factor is, you’ll be able to’t simply pull this off — at the least on a wall. 

It’s going to pull
your drywall off (I inform you this from private expertise) and go away a pleasant
little spot to repaint or patch. 

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

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

Simply seize some dental floss: 

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

Minimize off an honest size of dental floss so you’ll be able to grip it properly on each ends. 

Shifting it forwards and backwards, wedge the floss behind the plastic half — if you happen to
can get it behind the sticky stuff, that is nice!

If not it’s going to 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 admittedly caught your floss might break — typically I’ve to make use of a
couple items, typically one does the trick. 

When you have
fishing line that additionally works nice for eradicating caught Command strips! 

Typically the sticky half should be left on the floor. 

On the wall I discover
it peels proper off with out harm when you’ll be able to pull up a nook and peel it
off. Work slowly and it ought to come off simply.

On this window it wasn’t as simple 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 remaining. 

 A useful reader really helpful utilizing a hair dryer if you do not have floss. Nice thought!

It is simply foolish how simple it’s to do that and now I’m free to cringe away
once I take away Command hooks round the home — as a result of I now know how you can get
them off with out harm. 

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

how to remove stuck command strips

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

Do you break your strips each time as properly? 

fully attainable I am the one individual with the irrational concern of the sticky
tape so perhaps I am the one one who wants this. Ha! Would not be the primary

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