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Old 05-17-2017, 09:00 AM
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Hey Perler people,

I'm moving in a month, and I'm getting a little sick of the process of removing and cleaning tack from the walls as I disassemble my Mega Murals. As you can see, at my current place it's doing quite a number on the paint job and will likely eat into my cleaning deposit.

I know my Perlering is a couple degrees of ridiculous above the norm, but does anyone know a cleaner, non-adhesive way to put these things on the wall? I'm thinking of affixing them to a few slabs of particle board and then hanging them on nails, but if there's an even more efficient way I'd love to hear it.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:29 AM
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It still might take some paint off, but those 3M strips work pretty well and at least are clear. I've had pretty good luck removing them with little issue
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:18 AM
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We've used little pins stuck through the perler holes to hang them up in the past, but that may or may not do more damage to your walls considering the sheer volume of ones you hang up...
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:25 AM
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We've used little pins stuck through the perler holes to hang them up in the past, but that may or may not do more damage to your walls considering the sheer volume of ones you hang up...
I was thinking this would work except pin it onto a corkboard you've hung on the wall?
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:27 AM
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That's a really good idea. Corkboards can run pretty steep, especially for the size I need, but I think small pinholes won't be an issue with our new place. I might go with cork or particle board for my Skull Castle, which is smaller.
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Old 05-17-2017, 10:49 AM
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Yeah I've used those 3M strips a lot and they can pull up the paint, especially if you've left them in place for a long time.
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Old 05-17-2017, 12:33 PM
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I just noticed, after looking at the pictures posted in this thread - you added Oil Man, which is in that picture you posted today, but I don't see Time Man - post a picture of him, too, when you get a chance, taosterman!
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Old 05-17-2017, 01:18 PM
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I just noticed, after looking at the pictures posted in this thread - you added Oil Man, which is in that picture you posted today, but I don't see Time Man - post a picture of him, too, when you get a chance, taosterman!
I made a Time Man one, but a piece of it broke off and got lost and I ran out of that color bead, so I need to make another one. I'll post a picture of the full square after my move, once everything's re-mounted.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:52 PM
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What about a pegboard like you see in workshops? Google shop pegboard
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Old 05-30-2017, 02:37 AM
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I finally found something that seems to work well in holding up Perlers on a painted wall without ripping the paint up when you go to remove them. Look for Scotch Mounting Squares, I found them in the stationary section at Wal-Mart. Mine were a smaller size than the ones I linked, but that's basically what you're after.

My test-Perler has held up on the wall all night, and when I went to remove it the tabs cleanly peeled off the wall. Still can't say if it'll stay up indefinitely, I guess I'll update here if it ever falls off.

The package warns not to use it on surfaces with 'flat paint', whatever that means, so it may not be suitable for any ol' painted wall. But it seems to work for mine.
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Old 05-30-2017, 09:29 AM
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Flat paint is a type of paint, and refers to the reflectivity of the paint. You can get interior paint in a number of formats, typically flat or gloss, etc. I'd guess that's whatever's added to the glossy paints prevents the adhesive from pulling the paint away?
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