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Ideas for hanging posters on a cement wall

My room has a cement wall with a terrible paint job, and it's almost impossible for me to hang any kind of picture or poster on it (they just won't stick). I can't use nails or tacks, since they won't go through or they will damage the wall (and i'll have to pay for the damage when I move out). I've tried using different kinds of tape (masking, duct, painters, scotch lulz) and none of them work. the posters just fall down and I get pissed.

I have a shit load of posters I want to hang up, so some ideas would be helpful.
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there are some 3m things designed for hanging posters on the wall. You can pull it off a certain way later and it's not supposed to mess up the paint. You could also try "sticky tac". I used both of those in my dorm room to hang posters.
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3m command strips FTMFW. Those things will attach to just about any surface. I've used them on just about every surface (drywall, wood, poured concrete, block, etc)
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3m command strips FTMFW. Those things will attach to just about any surface. I've used them on just about every surface (drywall, wood, poured concrete, block, etc)

This sounds like it could work. Where do you buy them from?

I suppose if nothing else I could see if Walmart has them. I think there's even a Lowes next to the Walmart.
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3m command strips FTMFW. Those things will attach to just about any surface. I've used them on just about every surface (drywall, wood, poured concrete, block, etc)

i wouldn't use them on drywall, they tend to rip apart the walls when you take them off
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i wouldn't use them on drywall, they tend to rip apart the walls when you take them off
hairdryer or clothes iron to soften up the glue first
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3m command strips FTMFW. Those things will attach to just about any surface. I've used them on just about every surface (drywall, wood, poured concrete, block, etc)

not to derail, but does your name come from "they're aint no such thing as a free lunch" ?
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i wouldn't use them on drywall, they tend to rip apart the walls when you take them off

um, i dont think so
in fact the whole point of command strips is that they DONT fuck with drywall
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Hilti drill with a cement/concrete bit
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not to derail, but does your name come from "they're aint no such thing as a free lunch" ?

Yep.

for the OP: Lowes, Target, Wal-Mart, etc should have them. Make sure you get the command strips though Link. The other 3m products won't come off the wall very well. These you just pull the little tab down and it'll peel right off the wall. (If you pull perpendicular to the wall and not parallel, you may bring some wall with you).
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Get the 3M little double stick squares or anything else by 3m to hold posters. That shit is fucking serious, ripped the paint off the wall in my dorm room when I tried to get em off.
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Dorm room? 3M stickies.
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We've put holes in almost all my apartment walls that are block and sealed them up later, they were none the wiser. We also used toothpaste to plug the hole once
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