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Old 08-30-2010, 01:26 PM   #1
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My daughter moved into dorm room this week end. Need suggestions in how to get curtain rod holder to stick on cinder block. We used those new command stickers that have the pull tab so as not to ruin wall, but they fall.

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Ok, did you wait at least an hour before using the product after it was adhered to the wall? The hour wait period ensures that the adhesive has had enough time to build a strong adhesion to the wall.
I am assuming that the cinder block in your daughter’s dorm is smooth and painted for the product to stick to.

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Thanks, Epson. yes to both questions. Let it sit overnight, placed curtain next day, the next morning, found curtain and stickies on floor.
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Ok, then remove the sticky tape off the back and apply a generous amount of clear silicone to the hook reapply it the wall and hold it in place with some masking tape and clean the excess that squeezes out around the hook. Leave it over night and you will get a nice strong bond.
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But, will it hurt the wall. She can't put anything on the walls that wont come completely off?
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No it won’t hurt the wall. When it’s time to remove it all she has to do is heat up the base plate with a hair dryer to soften the silicone and then use fishing string to gently cut through the silicone to remove the hook from the wall.
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Can you use the type of curtain rod that the ends screw out and it fits by force of friction? I think they also have them with springs in the ends for hanging light weight curtains.
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Then she would be looking at something like this: http://www.countrycurtains.com/produ...Picks&filterby=
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Thanks for the suggestions. I thought of the tension rods, but there is no room past the blinds in the window openings. Silicon seems best bet since it wont hurt the walls. Appreciate the help!!!
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Thanks for the suggestions. I thought of the tension rods, but there is no room past the blinds in the window openings. Silicon seems best bet since it wont hurt the walls. Appreciate the help!!!
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