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How to use the tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nail for Wallpaper & Plaster 2kg.
Using the tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nail for Wallpaper & Plaster 2kg

Using the tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nail for Wallpaper & Plaster 2kg

The smart way to mount objects on textured and sensitive 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 Wallpaper & Plaster 2kg

Adjustable Adhesive Nails are removable, reusable and you don’t have to worry about damaging your wallpaper, either. Installing one takes just a minute, so have a look at our step-by-step guide to make sure you get it right first time! (Not suitable for the following surfaces: vinyl wallpaper or non-stick surfaces (e.g. silicon, PTFE).

01

Clean the surface

Cleaning your surface with a dust-free cloth will ensure optimal holding power. Always test the load-bearing capacity of your surface before mounting.

Cleaning the surface.
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Cleaning the surface.

02

Take the Adhesive Strip off its backing

Taking care not to touch the adhesive surface, detach the strip using the tab provided. Position it vertically on the wallpaper with the blue tab towards the bottom and facing the wall.

Applying the Adhesive Strips.
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Applying the Adhesive Strips.

03

Activate the Powerstrips® Technology

Press down firmly along the length of the strip with your thumb for at least 5 seconds to activate the Powerstrips® Technology.

Activate the Powerstrips® Technology.
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Activate the Powerstrips® Technology.

04

Attach the nail

Remove the protective foil where you see the Powerstrips® emblem. Now align the nail with the top edge of the exposed surface, ensuring that the nail head is at the top, and fold it down onto the adhesive surface immediately above the grey line.

Attaching tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nails for Wallpaper & Plaster 2kg.
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Attaching tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nails for Wallpaper & Plaster 2kg.

05

Secure the nail

Apply pressure across the entire surface for 5 seconds at the top, middle and bottom of the nail to ensure a perfect bond.

Securing tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nails for Wallpaper & Plaster 2kg.
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Securing tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nails for Wallpaper & Plaster 2kg.

06

How to adjust the nail

You can adjust the height of whatever you’re mounting – whether it’s a coat hook, spice rack, shelf or, as in this case, a picture. To make sure it’s lined up perfectly with those next to it, slide the red toggle up, move the nail head to the required position and then slide the toggle back down again to lock it in position.

Adjusting tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nails for Wallpaper & Plaster 2kg.
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Adjusting tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nails for Wallpaper & Plaster 2kg.

07

Mount your picture

Each Adjustable Adhesive Nail can support 2kg (so two of them will hold 4kg) and is perfectly suited to non flat-backed objects like pictures and clocks. And because they’re removable and reusable, moving them around is the work of a moment.

Mounting with tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nails for Wallpaper & Plaster 2kg.
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Mounting with tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nails for Wallpaper & Plaster 2kg.

08

Removing an Adjustable Adhesive Nail

It’s simplicity itself. Hold the nail head with one hand and the grip the tab at the bottom of the Adhesive Strip with other. Now, without pressing the nail onto the surface, pull straight downwards towards the floor (NOT away from the surface or diagonally). This will release the thousands of tiny bonds that form the adhesive surface and separate the nail from the wallpaper without leaving a mark.

Removing tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nails for Wallpaper & Plaster 2kg.
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Removing tesa® Adjustable Adhesive Nails for Wallpaper & Plaster 2kg.