As a military family, we move a LOT. One of the big challenges we've faced over the years were limitations set by landlords when we were renting. Our home near DC a few years ago was the perfect example. We had gorgeous windows but weren't allowed to drill holes to hang curtains. This led us to learn how to hang curtains with command hooks!
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How to hang curtains without holes using command hooks-great idea for renters or students who don’t want to put holes in the walls!
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If your command hooks are too tall to hand as high as you like you can easily trim them.
Use bolt cutters to cut about a half inch off the top of the hook and a metal file to smooth the edge. You can see how much we cut off here:
Since we're talking windows, don't forget to check out these articles on how to clean windows and how to clean blinds!
When we were hanging our command hooks we wanted the back of the hook to blend with the wall. This was easy to accomplish by painting the back surface. Clean the hook with rubbing alcohol then tape off the front portion you want to blend with the curtain rod.
Next, prime it with Valspar plastic primer. Finally, paint the surface with paint to match your walls. In our case, we used touch-up paint that matched our moldings.
After the paint is dry you can put up the hooks following the below instructions. Be sure to wait the required hour to allow the adhesive to bond before hanging your curtains.
You can see how wonderful hanging curtains with command hooks worked out! We lived in this home for two years and the command hooks held the curtains the entire time with no issue!
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This post was originally published October 2014 and updated June 2019 with additional information.
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