Command Mounting products and adhesive strips offer a new means of attaching, holding and hanging without the fear of wall damage or leaving adhesive residue.
3M Command Damage Free Hanging Hooks
Combining a genuinely effective high performance adhesive with a stretchable backing, Command adhesive strips hold strongly, yet remove cleanly.
Q: To what surfaces will Command Products stick?
A: Painted, stained or varnished wood, glass, tile, painted plaster.
Q: Will Command Products stick to brick?
A: No. Command Products are intended for mostly smooth surfaces such as those listed above.
Q: Can I use Command Products on fresh paint?
A: Paint should be fully cured (check paint can for manufacturer's cure time) before using Command Products. Also, alcohol may remove or dull the surface of fresh paint.
Q: Can I use Command Products on wallpaper?
A: You should not use Command Products on delicate or paper wallpaper. It may not adhere well to some vinyl wallpapers.
Q: Can I use Command Products on glass windows?
A: It is okay to use Command Products if the glass is not exposed to direct sunlight or not flooded with water. For example: Do not use inside or outside on south or west windows. For glass shower doors use our special Water Resistant line of products (blue strip) which are clearly marked on our packaging.
Q: Can I use Command Products on my car windows?
A: No. These products are not for use on the inside or outside of automobile windows due to weather extremes.
Climate and Temperature:
Q: Can I use Command Products outside in cold climates?
A: You can, but the adhesive should be applied to a clean, smooth, dry surface when the temperature is above 50°F (10°C). If the temperature is below 50°F, you can heat the surface with a hair dryer before application.
Q: Can I use Command Products outside in hot climates?
A: Extreme heat conditions and sunlight may cause the adhesive to eventually deteriorate, causing product failure. The adhesive could soften and lose adhesion above 105°F (40°C).
Q: Can I use Command Products in my car?
A: Because the adhesive could soften and lose adhesion above 105°F (40°C), we don't recommend using it in your car. In addition, vinyl dashboards and door panels contain high amounts of plasticizers to maintain flexibility, and this makes adhesion to these surfaces difficult.
Product Information and Use:
Q: What are some possible uses for Command Products?
A: Hooks are perfect for closets, lockers, offices, kitchens, laundry rooms, kids' room, baths, boats and campers. Each package of hooks comes with extra strips so the hooks can be reused or repositioned.
Picture Hanging Strips are great for hanging frames on the wall and creating collages without wall damage.
Picture clips are an efficient way to organize receipts in your office, photos on your computer or children's artwork on your refrigerator.
Q: What happens if I pull too hard and the strip breaks?
A: Simply heat up the base plate with a hair dryer to soften the adhesive. Then use dental floss to gently cut through the foam to remove the hook or hanger from the surface. Stretch or peel off the remaining adhesive.
Q: Why do I have to wait an hour before using the product?
A: The one-hour wait ensures that the adhesive has had enough time to build strong adhesion to the wall or surface.
Q: Why can't I clean the surface with a household cleaner?
A: Many household cleaners leave behind a very thin layer of residue that affects how strongly the adhesive will bond to the surface.
Q: Can I use more than one hook if I want to hang an item that's heavier than the weight listed on the package?
A: No. We don't recommend it.
Q: Is there latex in Command Strips?
A: No. Command Strips contain an adhesive that is a synthetic rubber resin and does not contain natural rubber latex.