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How to Use All Other Command™ Hooks

Command™ Hooks are available in a wide range of designs to match your individual style and decor. They also come in a variety of sizes and weight limits.


A step-by-step walkthrough of the proper way to apply Command™ Hooks so they'll hold strong. For Command™ Clear Hook instructions click here.

Easy On

Important tips to follow when applying Command™ Hooks: wait 28 days after painting before use, do not hang frames on hooks.


  • Wait 28 days after painting before use.
  • Do not hang over beds or on wallpaper.
  • Do not hang valuable or irreplaceable items or framed pictures.
  • Use Indoor Hooks between 10º - 40.5ºC.
  • Apply Outdoor Hooks between -9.4° to 51.6°C. Holds -28.8°C to 51.6°C.


  • Wipe wall with rubbing alcohol. Do not use household cleaners or water, as they can leave slippery residue.

  • Separate strips. Remove red liner. Press adhesive to hook.

  • Remove black liner. Press hook firmly to wall for 30 seconds. If you can see the tab of the strip, you are all done! Wait 1 hour before use. If not, complete steps 4-6.

  • To reinforce strip, temporarily remove hook from wall. Slide hook up and off base.

  • Press base firmly for 30 seconds.

  • Slide hook back on. Wait 1 hour for adhesive to build.

Easy to Remove

Learn the proper way to remove Command™ Hooks. Key tip: stretch straight down, slowly.

Easy off stretch removal
  • For two piece hooks: Slide hook up and off.
    For one piece hooks: go to step 2.

  • Gently hold hook or mounting base in place.

  • Never pull away from wall. Stretch the strip slowly against the wall at least 15 inches to release.

Damage-Free Hanging Surfaces

  • To what surfaces will Command™ Hooks stick?

    Painted, stained or varnished wood, glass, tile, metal, painted drywall and other smooth surfaces.

Not approved to hang on

  • Do not use Command™ Products on textured walls or surfaces, wallpaper, brick, rough or non-stick surfaces, or fabrics.

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How Much Weight Can Command™ Products Hold?

Weights vary depending on which product is being used. Check out the product weight limits to find the right product based on the weight of the item you want to hang.

Product Weight Limits


  • Command™ Product Frequently Asked Questions

    How do you remove Command™ Products when the strip breaks?

    If a Command Strip breaks while removing a hook or back plate from a surface, you can use dental floss to remove it. Watch the video.

    Have further questions? Read the Command™ FAQs to learn more about using Command™ Brand Hooks.

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