How to Remove Self-Adhesive Hooks from Walls

A pack of adhesive hooks is one of the handiest items to have around the home. They're great for organising and decorating without nails and screws, and they stick to a variety of surfaces including painted drywall, wood, glass and tiles. 

But a common question is how to remove adhesive hooks without damaging paint or tiles. Well, it's actually much easier than you'd think - read on for advice. 

How to Get Adhesive Hooks Off the Wall 

How to remove removable hooks

Getting VELCRO® Brand HANGables® Removable Hooks off the wall without damaging paint couldn't be easier. 

They're made with a removable adhesive that bonds strongly with a variety of surfaces including painted drywall, wood, glass and tiles. To remove these hooks without damaging the wall, follow these steps: 

  1. Slide the hook up and off the adhesive pad. 
  2. Use the easy peel tab to peel the adhesive pad cleanly off the wall without leaving any marks.

How to Remove Adhesive Hooks from Walls 

How to remove permanent hooks

VELCRO® Brand HANGables® Permanent Hooks are trickier to remove from walls because they're made with a stronger adhesive that can hold additional weight and stick to a wider range of surfaces including concrete and brick. 

You can use the same method to remove them, although they may leave behind some adhesive. Slide them up and off the adhesive pad, and then peel the adhesive pad off the wall using the easy peel tab. 

If there's any adhesive left on the wall, use a hairdryer to soften it slightly and then use tooth floss to gently scrape it off. 

Warning: Adhesive hooks can't be removed from wallpaper without damaging it. 

How to Remove Adhesive Hooks from the Wall

Photo: Sweet Teal Blog

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