In most cases, hanging objects from the ceiling means drilling holes to secure a hook. However, many people cannot do this because they rent the space or do not have the means to perform the installation. Fortunately, alternative solutions will allow you to hang an object from the ceiling without drilling.
Hanging Objects From the Ceiling With Adhesive Wall Hooks
Adhesive wall hooks are easy to install and remove, making them a popular solution for hanging decorations without putting a hole in the wall. Used to hang coats, picture frames and decorations on the wall, adhesive wall hooks can also be used to hang objects from the ceiling. These hooks come in various sizes, making them able to support a variety of weights. Depending on the brand, small hooks can support up to 4 pounds, while large hooks can support objects up to 16 pounds.
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When determining which adhesive wall hooks to use for the job, it is essential that you know the size and weight of the object you wish to hang. Depending on the object, you may need additional hooks to support it. To install an adhesive wall hook to the ceiling, begin by wiping the surface with an alcohol wipe. This cleaning will remove dust particles that may interfere with the adhesive's ability to stick.
Next, peel the backing paper from the hook and press it against the ceiling, applying enough pressure for the allotted time indicated on the packaging, typically around 30 seconds. Give the hook at least a minute to adhere to the ceiling before hanging an object from the hook.
Hanging Objects From the Ceiling With a Tension Rod
If you have a smaller space, use a tension rod for hanging decorations without the need for a ceiling anchor hook. Typically used in the shower or to hang curtains over a window, tension rods are designed to fit securely between two walls without needing to drill.
Tension rods are designed to expand and contract, ensuring a tight fit between two walls so the rod can hold itself up. With a rubber cap on each end to keep the rod from scratching the wall's finish, tension rods are perfect for hanging decorations from the ceiling without damaging the surface.
Begin by determining the object's weight and measuring the space to determine the tension rod size. Most rods can expand and contract, so as long as the measurement falls between the tension rod's range, it should be able to hold itself up securely. Install the tension rod by first contracting the rod so it can easily fit between the walls. Holding one end in the appropriate position, expand the tension rod until it fits the space and cannot expand anymore. Then, hang the object with S hooks.
Hang an Object From the Ceiling With a Magnetic Hook
Industrial apartments often have exposed metal beams in the ceiling that are perfect for magnetic ceiling hooks. However, metal beams are not exclusive to industrial homes. If metal beams are hidden in your ceiling, you can find them with a magnet by sliding them across the ceiling.
If your ceiling has metal beams, purchase magnetic ceiling hooks that are strong enough to support the hanging object's weight. Install the hooks following the instructions and ensuring they are placed directly over each metal beam.