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How to Use Command™ Strips for Hanging Pictures

How to Use Command™ Strips for Hanging Pictures

Command™ Picture Hanging Strips make decorating quick and easy - no tools necessary. One click tells you Picture Hanging Strips are locked in and holding tight. Best of all, when you are ready to take down or move your pictures, they come off cleanly—no nail holes, cracked plaster or sticky residue.


A step-by-step guide for how to apply Command™ Picture Hanging Strips so they hold strong and come off clean.

Easy On

Important tips to follow when applying Command™ Picture Hanging Strips: wait 28 days after painting before use, do not apply strips to paper or soft surfaces on frame, remove hanging hardware from back of frame, failure to follow instructions carefully may cause damage.

Do not hang over beds or on wallpaper. Do not hang valuable or irreplaceable items. Use indoors 10º - 40.5ºC.

  • Wipe wall with rubbing alcohol. Do not use household cleaners or water.

  • Separate strips. Click strips together.

  • Remove one side of liners. Stick on frame as shown. Press firmly.

  • Remove remaining liners. Press frame firmly to wall.

  • To ensure adhesive hold, temporarily remove frame from wall to reinforce strips. Peel frame as shown. Press each strip on wall for 30 sec.

  • Wait 1 hour for adhesive to build. Align strips. Press frame until each pair of strips clicks.

Easy to Remove

For damage-free removal, slowly stretch the strip straight down against the wall.

Easy off stretch.

  • Grab bottom corners and peel frame from wall. Do not pull straight off.

  • Never pull away from wall.

  • Stretch strips slowly against the wall at least 15 inches (38 cm) to release.

Damage-free hanging surfaces

To what surfaces will Command™ Picture Hanging Strips 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™ Picture Hanging Strips.

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