This is a quick and easy guide using my best discovery yet: UHU Patafix and UHU Patafix PROpower. It’s a renters best friend. I’ve been using to put up LED motion sensor lights, clocks, paintings, picture frames, AC remote cradles, etc! I got mine from BAUHAUS in Germany as it is a German product, but if you are interested it is also available on Amazon.com.
2018 OCTOBER UPDATE: This product may not be as reliable in the heat and humidity of the Philppines. I think the heat and humidity in the tropics weakens the tack, and so I’ve been using it for much lighter items and things that don’t break, like these LED Christmas Lights. The paintings had to be drilled to the wall, to avoid it falling over our heads, however I used the tack to keep it aligned, because in the almost 3 years that we have been here, we have had about 3 earthquakes, so the tack was still useful to have.
All you need are:
- UHU Patafix putty
- Weighing scale *ooops correction on image below: STRICTLY
- Measuring stick (so much better than a measuring tape)
- Isopropyl alcohol & tissue
- Someone to assist you
I was a little bit off on the last one, and despite being a perfectionist, experience has taught me that perfection is not worth the stress. Even if I had hired a pro, they make mistakes too… but we just don’t notice them. When it comes to DIY I try to focus more on the overall joy of doing something myself AND enjoying the beauty of the results instead of being bothered by tiny mistakes. #PerfectlyImperfect
If you can’t find UHU Patafix PROpower, here is another way to put up lighter items on your wall without creating holes that need to be filled and painted over later on. I use this in humid Manila for heavier items like frames and even te corkboard I use to hang my jewelry in:
Where to buy:
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