Methods to Take away Damaged 3M Command Strips | Thrifty Decor Chick

Straightforward trick for eradicating a damaged Command strip from partitions or home windows! 

I’ve a brilliant fast tip to take away damaged 3M Command strips that I’ve discovered
very useful through the years! 

I discover more often than not once I go to
take away a Command hook, the sticky strip breaks at simply the suitable half
in order that I am unable to pull on it anymore. 

This simple repair permits you to take away the
wall or window hooks with out entry to the tab. 

I take advantage of the Command strips typically, particularly on the holidays. So that is particularly useful this time of 12 months! 

In terms of eradicating them from the wall, I begin pulling and
grimacing as a result of I am SURE the hook goes to interrupt free and snap again at my
face or my hand. 

It by no means fails that the tab breaks, on at the very least one among them! 

The tab breaks off just below the hook and
then I am left with the hook and the sticky stuff nonetheless on the wall (or window)
and no method to get it off: 

broken command strip on window

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The factor is, you may’t simply pull this off — at the very least on a wall. 

It’s going to pull
your drywall off (I let you know this from private expertise) and go away a pleasant
little spot to repaint or patch. 

On a window or mirror you will want some
leverage to get it to pop off, and also you threat scratching the floor. 

That is my simple Command strip removing technique and it really works each time!
I am guessing you will have what you want within the toilet. 

Simply seize some dental floss: 

I imply, now we have heaps of these things from the dentist proper? Ours appear to
multiply. Should you want one let me know. 🙂 

Reduce off an honest size of dental floss so you may grip it nicely on each ends. 

Shifting it forwards and backwards, wedge the floss behind the plastic half — should you
can get it behind the sticky stuff, that is nice!

If not it would nonetheless work:

how to remove broken command strips

Wiggle it down behind till it reaches the underside. Your hook will come proper

In case your hook is absolutely caught your floss could break — typically I’ve to make use of a
couple items, typically one does the trick. 

You probably have
fishing line that additionally works nice for eradicating caught Command strips! 

Generally the sticky half should be left on the floor. 

On the wall I discover
it peels proper off with out injury when you may pull up a nook and peel it
off. Work slowly and it ought to come off simply.

On this window it wasn’t as simple with the warmth baking it on for, ahem…a number of

remove command strip from window
If it is SUPER caught to reflect or glass, seize a
straight razor/scraper
and clear the residue off with that. Most of mine got here off and I used some
Goo Gone
to get the remainder. 

 A useful reader beneficial utilizing a hair dryer if you do not have floss. Nice concept!

It is simply foolish how simple it’s to do that and now I’m free to cringe away
once I take away Command hooks round the home — as a result of I now know how one can get
them off with out injury. 

Here is a picture to pin this and save for later if you would like: 

how to remove stuck command strips

I like fast and straightforward ideas like this so I prefer to share them with you! 

Do you break your strips each time as nicely? 

solely attainable I am the one particular person with the irrational worry of the sticky
tape so perhaps I am the one one who wants this. Ha! Would not be the primary