How to use the tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nail for Tiles & Metal 4kg.
Using the tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nail for Tiles & Metal 4kg

Using the tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nail for Tiles & Metal 4kg

Using the tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nail for Tiles & Metal 4kg. Hang and adjust objects on smooth and solid surfaces.



    Step-by-step video tutorial

    Click through the tabs in this step-by-step video to see how quick and easy it is to get your projects – and your possessions – off the ground.

    Using the tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nail for Tiles & Metal 4kg

    Ever tried hammering nails into tiles? Thought not. That’s why we’ve developed these removable, reusable and adjustable ones. They don’t leave a trace and they’re super strong, too. (Not suitable for wallpaper, plaster, copper, brass, marble, coated paper or non-stick and porous materials.)

  • 01

    Clean your tiling

    Take a cloth and a little alcohol or methylated spirit to get rid of any dirt and grease. If you’re using detergent, make sure it doesn’t contain silicone as this will leave a non-stick residue and impair the nail’s sticking power. Your surface should be dry before you move on to the next step.

    Cleaning the surface.
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    Cleaning the surface.

    02

    Remove Adhesive Strips from the backing

    Using the handles and without touching the adhesive surface itself, detach two strips from their backing. Position them vertically to your nice clean (and dry!) tiling.

    Applying the Adhesive Strips
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    Applying the Adhesive Strips

    03

    Engage the Powerstrips® Technology

    Press each strip firmly all over for at least 5 seconds to activate the Powerstrips® Technology.

    Enaging the Powerstrips® Technology.
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    Enaging the Powerstrips® Technology.

    04

    Now attach the nails

    Remove the protective foil and line up each nail with the top edge of the relevant strip. (The nail heads should be at the top, please!). Now fold the nails down onto their respective adhesive areas immediately above the red line.

    Attaching tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nails for Tiles & Metal 4kg.
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    Attaching tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nails for Tiles & Metal 4kg.

    05

    Secure the nails

    Time to activate some more Powerstrips® Technology. Use both thumbs to press down at the top, middle and bottom of each nail for 5 seconds each.

    Securing tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nails for Tiles & Metal 4kg.
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    Securing tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nails for Tiles & Metal 4kg.

    06

    Adjust the nails

    Ready for the really clever bit. If you push the red toggle up, you can adjust the height of each nail head, so getting your medicine cabinet perfectly level couldn’t be easier. And of course you’re not limited to medicine cabinet – you can hang pretty much anything, from photos and mirrors to shelves and racks. Once you’ve got it at the height you want, just slide the toggle back down into its locked position.

    Adjusting tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nails for Tiles & Metal 4kg.
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    Adjusting tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nails for Tiles & Metal 4kg.

    07

    Mount your cabinet

    The Adjustable Adhesive Nails are seriously strong and can support up to 4kg – or 8kg if you’re using two of them. And because they’re removable and reusable, moving them around takes just a moment or two.

    Mounting with tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nails for Tiles & Metal 4kg.
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    Mounting with tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nails for Tiles & Metal 4kg.

    08

    Removing an Adhesive Nail

    This bit’s even easier. Grab the nail head between thumb and forefinger and take hold of the exposed tab at the bottom with your other hand. Without pressing the nail onto the surface, pull straight downwards towards the floor (NOT away from the surface or diagonally), to release the thousands of tiny bonds that form the adhesive surface.

    Removing tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nails for Tiles & Metal 4kg.
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    Removing tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nails for Tiles & Metal 4kg.