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Posters, pictures; how do I put a poster up without damaging the property?

It’s important for a house to feel like a home, now that you are starting to set up in your Sugarhouse, we appreciate that as tenants you want to make your room feel home from home for the year ahead.

It’s amazing how much of a problem pictures and posters can cause for tenants when it comes to the end of your tenancy. To avoid those blu-tac marks and potentially having to repaint those walls later, here are a few simple ways in order to ensure you get your full keep your walls clean and tidy.

The two most common ways to stick posters and pictures to the wall include blu tac, sellotape and drawing pins; neither of which will leave the wall clean when removed. If the wall appears to have these marks the landlord may charge you with the cost of repainting the wall (can be £40 per wall!) The best solution to this is to make sure that you chose the right products to put up your pictures and use non-residue adhesives and steer clear from blu-tac!!!

We have researched the best products which don’t mark or damage walls and here are a couple that we recommend:

Command strips: Velcro strips that tend to be better for hanging items such as large pictures or additional coat hooks. These are available from various retailers including Amazon – here is link:

Gripping stuff poster tape: a roll of tape that can be cut to size that presses onto the wall and does not leave any residue marks when removed. ideal for photos and posters! We highly recommend this product. Even though it may be a little more expensive than regular blu tac, it will save you a packet in redecoration costs at the end of the tenancy.

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