Decorating Your RV

8 No-Drill Wall Hanging Methods

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Need to hang something, but don’t want to drill a hole in the wall?  Here are some other options.

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1. Adhesive hooks

Command hooks are the old standby, and come in a variety of shapes and sizes.  I used this clear type to hang a photo in my bedroom and a sponge caddy planter on the wall of my shower.  (However, when I used this kind to hang a hummingbird feeder on the outside of a window, it fell down on a hot summer day).

by Ashley Mann

plants in RV shower

by Ashley Mann via instagram.com/ourrvadventure

For heavier objects, you might try this style of heavy duty adhesive hook I used to hang my bird feeders in the picture below.

Note: They are not as easy to remove and reuse as the advertisement would have you believe; when I removed some from the exterior of my RV, I had to use pliers to get them off, which ended up ripping the plastic.  There was no damage to the RV after removal, but removing them might damage wallpaper or a painted wall.

bird feeders

by Ashley Mann

2. Pull-and-release strips

Hook-and-loop Command strips like these are popular because they are designed to be easily removable.

3. Hook and loop tape

One of the most popular no-drill options is Velcro.  Industrial-strength Velcro can be used for hanging heavier objects.

4. Adhesive wooden hanger

Not yet available, this Kickstarter project is scheduled to be ready in July of 2017.

5. Putty

Museum putty can be used to stick lightweight decorative items to a wall (or to a shelf!), as well as to secure the corners of pictures so they don’t slide around on their hooks while your RV is in motion.  Which brand works best?  If you find out, let us know!

6. Double sided tape

Foam mounting tape like this can actually be very difficult to remove.  Is that a good or bad thing?  You decide.

This clear mounting tape is very strong, yet I easily removed it from a painted wall of my RV without damage to the wall.  (This is the gummy stuff used to stick credit cards to paper for mailing.)

One RV owner claims that this Gorilla brand mounting tape has secured photos to the wall for years.

7. Push pins

Push pins are technically no-drill, although they do require making a tiny hole.  T-shaped push pins might be less noticeable for some uses.

 

8. Monkey / gorilla hooks

These also require a very small hole but may be your best bet for reliably hanging heavy objects with minimal damage to the wall.

Do you have experience, good or bad, with any of these hanging methods, or do you have another idea to share?  Please let me know in the comments!

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5 comments

  1. Lisa 5 October, 2017 at 19:08 Reply

    I love command hooks, they are my go to and I used them exclusively to hang my decor in the RV. I am always leary of putting wholes in the RV wall, don’t need any leaks!

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