Hang Posters on Walls – The Best Way

Hang Posters on Walls – The Best Way

hang posters on wall zimshoppingmallsEver wondered how promoters hang posters on walls so that they stick but don’t damage the surface they are hung on? Well they don’t use wood glue or super glue. They are so many options to choose from. We will post a few for those interested. You can also add your solutions in the comments below. Remember that it is illegal in some areas to post posters so make sure you confirm the law before going ahead.

Wheat Paste

The first option we will post is the wheat paste that you can make in your kitchen. Prepare 1 cup (2.4 dl) of very hot water. Make a thin mixture of 3 tablespoons (45 ml) of white wheat flour and cold water (just enough to wet all the flour and make it liquid enough to pour). Pour the cold mixture slowly into the hot water while stirring constantly. Bring to a boil. When it thickens, allow to cool. Smear on your posters like any other glue. For slightly better strength, add 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of sugar after the glue is thickened. After using a portion, reheat the remaining in a covered jar or container to sterilize it for storage or keep refrigerated. If wheat flour is not available, other flours will work.

Double-Sided Removable Tape

There are so many different types of double sided tape available in Zimbabwe. Just make sure you purchase the right one for your job. Some tape tape can result in a gunked-up wall or a poster that tears apart when you remove it.

Scotch Tape

You have to find the right scotch tape to use otherwise your posters won’t stay up for long. Some shops sell magic tape that works best for posters. It is not as “tacky” and will easily detach from your posters, even after months or years of use depending on climate conditions.

Removable Putty

This is probably the least common method in Zimbabwe. Using too much putty on paper or even card stock posters may cause some rumpling at the contact points, which you wouldn’t want if you are going for a neater finish. Avoid fresh or poorly painted surfaces as you might remove some paint when you take down the poster. Now you see why this is the least popular method…


This will shock most of you reading this article but it’s true. Perhaps that very toothpaste you are using to clean your teeth is the perfect adhesive for your next poster hanging job. The cheaper the toothpaste – not to be confused with tooth gel – the better. Don’t use anything with additional additives or whiteners as this makes for poorer adhesion. The best part is that it’s easy to clean and leaves surfaces undamaged.

Others that we saw in our research include thumb tacks, slide binders, bind clips. Do you have experience with these or any other methods? Tell us in the comments and share with others to ensure no one is using super glue for hanging posters on walls.

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