So…you want to know the best way to hang posters? Well you have come to the right place, Bergeron knows all about posters as well as a bunch of other shit. Keep reading to learn more about hanging posters, posters without frames, poster hanging ideas and other awesome tips.
How To Hang Posters
Before handling any poster be sure to wash your hands well. Dirty hands have been known to ruin posters around the world. Body oil, grease, dirty and sweat are no friends to your poster.
The next thing you want to do before you hang a poster is to unroll it and get it nice and flat. I like to roll the opposite direction and then place it on the floor with a book in each corner. leave it like this for a few hours or overnight and…BAM…a nice flat poster.
Lastly, if you are using tape or putty (see below), to hang your posters it is a good idea to lightly wash the wall or surface you are putting them on.
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How To Hang Posters Without Damaging Them
Paper Clips & Magnets: This is a great way to hang posters without damaging the poster or the wall. Place 4 large paperclips on the wall and tape them down with masking tape. Place the corners of the posters over the paperclips and then place a small magnet on the front corner of each poster. This keeps the wall from being damaged as well as the poster.
Command Strips: If you have an extra $5 or $10 to buy some Command Strips they work well and generally don’t damage your poster or wall.
Scotch Tape: Some of the best tape for posters is Scotch tape. This is the old school way of hanging posters has been around for decades. Just roll up a small one inch piece of scotch tape and stick to the corner and middle of your poster before putting it on the wall. This works well if the wall has the right paint, but if it’s a textured surface you’ll have a hard time. Also, overtime the tape tends to give way and your poster could drop to the floor and get creased so be careful with this technique.
Poster Putty: Using putty is in my opinion the best way to hang posters. You can pick some up from your local Walmart and it usually only costs a couple bucks. Just roll up a little ball of putty and place it on the four corners of your poster and press it to the wall. This is one of my favorite ways to hand posters safely and for the long haul.
“Everybody had posters in their room; everybody had the four symbols of Zeppelin on the wall and all that.” ~ Alec Baldwin
How To Hang Posters Without Frames
Below are 5 of the best ways to hang posters without frames. These suggestions will save you time and money. Most of the items you can find around your house and will only take you a few minutes to get done.
String It Up: Cut a 4 to 6 foot length of string or twine. Tack, staple or nail each end of the string to the wall or surface you want your posters to be hung on. Now use clothes pins, paper clips or bulldog clips to hang the poster from the string.
Clip Them Down: Use a binder or bulldog clip and place it in the center of the poster. Flip one side of the clip up and use a tack to hold it to the wall.
Hook Them On Hangers: Use pant hangers, the ones that open and close with the wooden edges. Place a small nail in the wall to hold the hanger and then clip the poster in between the wooden hanger clamps.
Frame Them With Tape: Use painters tape, masking tape or even decorative duck tape (be careful with this option), to tape the edges of the poster to the wall. First level the poster with a couple small pieces of scotch tape to hold it in place an then outline the poster edges with your chosen tape selection from above.
Create A Collage: Get a large piece of colored construction paper, a 2 by 4 foot section should be good. Use tape to hold the poster to the larger sheet of paper and then used one of the techniques above to hold it to the wall.