How to Hang a Banner on a Wall

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Banners are large signs that tend to attract people's attention. Hanging banners in a prominent place will help you get your message across. Decorate for various celebrations with banners that greet your guests with the appropriate salutation, such as, "Happy Birthday!" or "Congratulations!" Banners are also a good way to advertise a product or promote a political point of view. The best way to secure a banner depends on its size and the duration of its stay on the wall. Whatever your occasion, it is not difficult to learn how to securely hang a banner on a wall.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape
  • Tacts
  • Hammer
  • Nails
  • Determine how long you need the banner to stay up on the wall. For parties that only last a few hours, clear tape should be sufficient. For longer durations, choose either duct tape or tacks. Banners that need to be secure for long periods of time, such as the duration of a political campaign, are best secured with hammer and nails.

  • Evaluate the size and weight of your banner. A small banner should be secure with tape or tacks, but heavier banners may need hammer and nails.

  • Select an appropriate place to hang the banner. The wall on which you hang the banner should be in a prominent position where it will get a large audience. If hanging a banner for a party, consider where your guests will enter and try to situate the banner so that it is the first thing that meets the eye when one enters the room. Clear the wall of other objects and center your banner, keeping the edges running parallel to the floor.

  • Secure your banner to the wall. For small banners and short durations, apply tape to all four corners and to the middle of the back of the banner. Using clear tape will make the banner look nice, but you can always hide tape by rolling each piece into a loop and sticking them to the back at the corners. For larger banners that need to stay up longer, stick tacks in each of the four corners and along the edges of the banner. For a more permanent banner, nail the banner up at the four corners and middle of the edges of the banner. Some banners may come with loops at the corners. For these banners, leave some of the head of the nail protruding from the wall so that you can loop the rope over the nail to hang the banner.

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