|Item Weight||1.6 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||0.1 x 3.8 x 6.7 inches|
|Item model number||17022|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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Command Refill Strips, Small, White, 20-Strips (17022-ES)
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Damage-Free Hanging Solution
Command Refill Strips make it easy to move and rehang your Command Products for cleaning, redecoration or reorganization. Like all Command Products, they hold strongly on a variety of surfaces, including tile, wood, metal and painted surfaces. Yet they also remove cleanly no holes, marks, sticky residue or stains. Command Refill Strips come in both small, medium and large sizes. Also a great for replacement for double sided sticky tape. Strips also available for clear, bath and outdoor products. And like all Command Products, they remove cleanly - with no holes, marks, stains or sticky residue.
You can easily remove these Command products without damaging the walls, so you’re free to experiment with new decorating ideas and change your environment as often as you please. Applying Command Products to just about any flat, clean surface is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Allow the adhesive strip an hour to set after application, and then you’re ready to use your Command Product. An ideal alternative to nails, tacks, or tape, Command Adhesive holds strong, yet leaves no sticky residue or stains. To remove, simply grasp the hook and stretch the Command Strip straight down slowly until the base and strip release from the wall. With Command Products, redecorating or relocating items is easier than ever.
- A great replacement for double-sided tape
- Make it easy to reuse Command Products when you redecorate or reorganize
- Rearrange as often as you like with Command Refill Strips
- Great for movers, renters and dorm rooms
Command Refill Strips, Small, White, 20-Strips (17022-ES)
Top Customer Reviews
I had some clear cord clips that I was using for a very large project (Command Round Cord Clips, Clear, 10-Clip). Even though the clips came with extra strips (2 extra per 10 clips), the project required about 90 clips and took several days to complete. I had never used Command products before, and at first I was wasting a lot of strips experimenting. So, I severely misjudged the, "waste factor," and ordered a this pack of refills to have on hand. Of course, as the project took form I got better with planning (or something) and became less wasteful.
I had a premature senior moment (I'm not THAT old) and accidentally ordered these white strips instead of the exact replacement, which would have been Command Small Refill Strips, Clear, 12-Strip, 6-Pack. Later I was glad that I had made the mistake, because I learned that the white strips perform better than the clear strips do. Let me explain.
The white ones adhere more quickly (shorter setting time before usage) and yet once cured, they are removed more easily and with less potential for damage. Unfortunately, I tried to remove one of the adherent (meaning one that was stuck to the wall for many hours before its 1st use) that had been secured to the wall with a clear adhesive strip and I wasn't careful enough. I pulled the tab at a very slight angle away from the wall (WHICH IS VERY CLEARLY INADVISABLE ACCORDING TO THE PRODUCT INSTRUCTIONS), and it removed a small chip of paint with it - my fault not the product's. The white ones are easier to remove without accidentally pulling at an angle because they are spongy and thicker (like regular double-stick foam tape) so they start out a few mm from the wall. Hard to describe, but the clear stips are flatter (like double-stick Scotch Tape), and thus lie flatter on your wall. Unless you are VERY careful, it's difficult to pull absolutely against the wall. Tweezers, or some such tool, might help there.
Note about, "curing time," : The directions that came with the clear hooks/clear strips combo instruct the user not to use the clips to hold anything until they have been stuck to the wall for at least 1 hour. My specific, albeit odd, application actually required the adhesive to set 3-6 hours before I could really use the clips. I suspect that this is because I was using the clips to tension the wires they were securing, thus requiring them to hold fast under torque (the wire had to curve around doorways and such). So, I've named that 3-6 hour time frame, "curing time." When switching to the white adhesive strips, I didn't re-read their assumed similar directions, and found that they could withstand my torque application at curing times less than the suggested 1 hour.
Warning: when you're pulling this off the wall, be very very careful. If you pull too hard, too fast, it might just rip and you're going to wonder "how in the world am I going to get it off now?" And if that's the case, don't worry, you can dig your finger underneath is and kinda of force it off. It still doesn't leave marks! Another issues with pulling it off too fast is taht i might snap off and hit your thumb and you're going die a little inside and maybe drop a single tear. It's really not fun, trust me. So please, do yourself a huge favor and pull slowly and hold the plastic part so it doesn't fling and hit you where it really hurts!
This package is sold as "refill strips" (more on that in a second), and they can be used to re-use existing "medium"-size Command products you may already have. For example, when I moved, I used these to re-hang previously used cord clips and picture hanging strips (basically a Velcro-type material you can use to hang a lot of different things--the Velcro part comes off and you can put a new strip underneath). However, you don't have to necessarily use them as "refills." They work well on their own for places where you might use double-sided tape. The picture hanging strips are a bit nicer for this because you can remove and put back objects you've mounted very easily, but if you don't think you'll need to take the object down much *and* it's made of metal, plastic, or some non-paper-like material (which will rip when you try to remove it--or take the paint off your wall while sparing your object), this strip can also work for that.
Having used a lot of these over the years, I can offer a couple tips. First, the white strips do hold better than the clear ones. I think the clear ones were new as of a few years ago, probably a new offering they created because they may look nicer if you have dark walls or somewhere where the white strips and other products might draw too much attention. However, if you're not too concerned about color, go with the white ones. Second, I ended up using these at a place that I happened to live in for about 5 years. I wasn't sure how long I'd stay there, and some of these strips had been there almost the whole time. Let me tell you, they do not remove easily after several years. Either I'd take the strip off but also some paint, or the strip wouldn't come completely off the wall. Sometimes the tab would break off as I was trying to stretch/pull the strip off. If you can control it at all, leaving some of the strip on the wall is probably here because you can use a knife to scrape the rest off without damaging the wall too much (or at all, probably, if you're really careful). That being said, I'd probably just avoid this fate entirely by pre-emptively replacing the strips about every year or so if you plan on using them for a long time. Obviously, nails might be better in many of these cases, but now everyone can do that where they live. The packaging doesn't seem to mention this, but ones that I had put on within the last year removed without many problems (aside from one painted wall that apparently had wallpaper underneath at one point--not sure this product is recommended for that situation, but I didn't know).
All in all, the entire family of Command products works pretty well when used--and removed--as instructed. If you plan on using them long-term, I'd replace the strips every year or so, or the adhesive doesn't seem to remove as well (this doesn't appear to be documented in the instructions, so minus one star because clean removal is the main reason most people use these). Otherwise, these are great, especially for people who can't use nails or even for those who can but want something more temporary.