How to Get Wooden Letters to Stick on a Wall

Wooden letters are a popular decorative item to add to children's rooms and they may also look well in rooms for adults. Many people hang wooden letters to the wall using screws and brackets. You can also stick the letters to the wall with strong adhesives but many of these products will cause damage to the wall if the letters are ever removed. There is an adhesive solution that will not be as harmful to walls and is still powerful enough to hold up wooden letters.

Things You'll Need

  • Damp cloth

  • Pencil

  • Velcro double-sided tape

  • Scissors

Step 1

Clean the area of the wall where you wish to hang the letters with a damp cloth. Allow the wall to dry thoroughly.

Step 2

Hold each letter against the wall and mark a straight line above and below it with a pencil.

Step 3

Unroll a length of Velcro double-sided tape. Cut the number of pieces you will need for the letters in the appropriate size. Peel away the plastic covering on each piece of tape to expose the adhesive on both sides.

Step 4

Stick pieces of the double-sided Velcro tape to the back of each wooden letter. Make sure to cover the entire back of the letter. The more tape you use, the stronger the bond will be between the wall and the letter.

Step 5

Set each wooden letter in its designated spot on the wall. Lightly press the letter against the wall for 30 seconds to ensure the tape bonds to the surface.

Tip

If you have single-sided Velcro tape, cut two pieces to matching lengths and press the Velcro sides together. Place one adhesive side to the back of the letter and the other to the wall. Velcro announced in the fall of 2011 a new product line of removable picture hangers that are reusable and do not damage walls. This could be another alternative to use to hang wooden letters.

Warning

Double-sided Velcro tape could cause portions of the paint to peel away when the letter is removed.

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