tesa® Powerstrips Waterproof Strips Large

tesa Powerstrips Waterproof are large self-adhesive mounting strips made for the removable wall fixation of objects weighing up to 2 kg.

  • Especially developed to fix objects in wet areas (e.g. shower, bathtub, etc.)
  • Maximum hold of up to 2 kg on smooth surfaces
  • Removable without a trace due to the Powerstrips® Waterproof technology
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tesa Powerstrips Waterproof Strips Large are ideal for the removable fixation of objects weighing up to 2 kg in areas where they will be directly exposed to water. They allow damage-free hanging without nails and leave the option to remove the object anytime without having to worry about damaged tiles or ugly holes that need to be plastered up. Use them on any flat and sufficiently firm mounting surface1 in combination with flat objects featuring a suitable mounting surface, as well as the complete range of tesa Powerstrips Waterproof hooks and baskets.

  • Especially developed to fix objects in wet areas (e.g. shower, bathtub, etc.)
  • Maximum hold of up to 2 kg on smooth surfaces
  • Removable without a trace due to the Powerstrips® Waterproof technology
  • Maximum hold of up to 2 kg on smooth surfaces
  • Strong hold for objects on surfaces like tiles, glass, etc.1
  • Suitable for the whole Powerstrips Waterproof accessory range
  • 1 Not suitable for use on styrofoam, foamed material, surfaces with non-stick coating, porous material

FAQs

Which surfaces can I apply tesa Powerstrips® to?

This varies by product. You can use tesa Powerstrips® Large, tesa Powerstrips® Small, tesa Powerstrips® Transparent Large, or tesa Powerstrips® Transparent Deco on tiles, glass, wood and most plastics. Ideally the surface should be smooth, flat and solid. tesa Powerstrips® Poster can be fixed to glass, wood, most synthetic materials (including plastic) and even sensitive surfaces like wallpaper or varnished surfaces. tesa Powerstrips® Waterproof Strips are suitable for tiles and glass but not all synthetic materials (plastic) or marble. If you want to apply this waterproof tape to a synthetic material, test it first on an unobtrusive area.

How much weight do the different tesa Powerstrips® strips hold?

tesa Powerstrips® Large (up to 2kg)
tesa Powerstrips® Small (up to 1kg)
tesa Powerstrips® Transparent adhesive strips (Large - up to 1kg)
tesa Powerstrips® Transparent Deco (up to 200g)
tesa Powerstrips® Poster (up to 200g)
tesa Powerstrips® Waterproof adhesive strips (up to 2kg)
 

What is the best way to remove tesa Powerstrips®?

Objects that have been fixed with tesa Powerstrips® can be removed without a trace. In order to do so, pull the non-adhesive tab (end) of the Powerstrips® down slowly and parallel to the surface, until the adhesive bond separates. Avoid a lot of pressure on the die-cut or object during removal. Attached objects should be secured while removing in order to prevent them from falling. Temperatures below 15 °C will restrict the removal process considerably.

Which product should I use for which application?

Use our Product Finder to find the right product to fix objects to the wall. For example, you will need tesa Powerstrips® Waterproof adhesive strips for fixing shower accessories or bathroom storage while tesa Powerstrips® Poster are ideal for hanging pictures and hanging posters.

How do I apply tesa Powerstrips®?

To apply tesa Powerstrips® Transparent adhesive strips or tesa Powerstrips® Large or tesa Powerstrips® Small removable adhesive strips the surface must be sufficiently solid, dry, clean and free from grease. Use a silicone-free window cleaner, methylated spirit or isopropyl alcohol as a cleansing agent. Bathroom or general-purpose cleaners are generally not suitable. Let the surface dry. Remove one protective cover sheet and place the Powerstrip on the object. Press down firmly for five seconds. Make sure the tab can be accessed for removal. Do not remove the clear foil strip from the end of the tab. Remove the other cover sheet and press the object onto the surface. Press firmly for five seconds.

To apply tesa Powerstrips® Poster removable adhesive strips the surface must be sufficiently solid, dry, clean and free from grease. Peel the Powerstrip from its protective cover sheet and place it onto the object. Press firmly for five seconds. Remove the other cover sheet and fix the object onto the surface. Press firmly for five seconds again.

To apply tesa Powerstrips® Waterproof adhesive strips the surface must be sufficiently solid, dry, clean and free from grease. Use a silicone-free window cleaner, methylated spirit or isopropyl alcohol as a cleansing agent. Bathroom or general-purpose cleaners are generally not suitable. Let the surface dry. Open one sachet, take out the primer tissue and wipe over the surface. Let it dry. Remove one protective cover sheet and place the tesa Powerstrip on the object. Press firmly for five seconds. Make sure the tab can be accessed for removal. Do not remove clear foil strip from end of tab. Take off the other cover sheet and press the object onto the surface. Press firmly for five seconds.

Visit our How to Use page for a step-by-step visual guide.

I’m having difficulties removing the strip. What should I do?

Depending on the surface you can twist the object and then peel off the strip from the back of the object. Please note the surface needs to be solid (ie. tiles or glass) to do so.

What happens if I pull too hard and the strip breaks?

Depending on the surface you can twist the object and then peel off the strip from the back of the object. Please note the surface needs to be solid (ie. tiles or glass) to do so.

What is the best way to clean the surface before I use tesa Powerstrips®?

To apply tesa Powerstrips® Transparent adhesive strips (Large), tesa Powerstrips® Transparent Deco, tesa Powerstrips® Large or tesa Powerstrips® Small removable adhesive strips clean the surface with a silicone-free window cleaner, methylated spirit or isopropanol. Bathroom or general-purpose cleaning agents are generally not suitable.

If you’re using tesa Powerstrips® Poster removable adhesive strips on wallpaper or plaster, clean the surface with a lint-free cloth. If using them on tiles or glass clean the surface with a window cleaner (without silicone), methylated spirit or isopropyl alcohol. Bathroom or general-purpose cleaning agents are generally not suitable.

When applying tesa Powerstrips® Waterproof adhesive strips clean the surface with a silicone-free window cleaner, methylated spirit or isopropanol. Bathroom or general-purpose cleaning agents are generally not suitable. Please note, the primer tissue supplied with the waterproof tape is not a cleanser but a device for preparing the surface for a waterproofed bonding.

Why can't I clean the surface with a household cleaner?

We recommend preparing the surface with silicone-free glass cleaners as silicone prevents an adhesive bonding and can’t be removed from surfaces with household cleaners. As many household cleaners contain silicone we recommend using a silicone-free window cleaner, methylated spirit or isopropyl alcohol.

What do I have to take into consideration before removing the Powerstrips®?

Objects that are fixed with tesa Powerstrips® can be removed without a trace. In order to do so, the non-adhesive tab (end) of the Powerstrip has to be pulled down slowly and parallel to the surface, until the adhesive bond separates. Avoid putting any pressure on the die-cut or the object during removal. Attached objects (e.g. bathroom storage or picture frames) should be secured in order prevent them from falling. Temperatures below 15 °C will restrict the removal process considerably.

Can I use tesa Powerstrips® in cold climates?

The optimal temperature for application is: 20 - 25 °C (min. 15 °C). After applying, tesa Powerstrips® will be permanently temperature-resistant up to 35 °C and temporarily up to max. 40 °C. Temperatures above the recommended handling temperature will lower the holding power. However, lower temperatures after applying will not be a problem. Please note that tesa Powerstrips® are recommended for indoor use only.

What is a primer?

The tesa Powerstrips® primer helps to improve the bonding properties. As you can see in the drawing the primer acts as an intermediary between the glass or tiles and the adhesive. It prevents water from interfering with the bonding when, for example, fixing shower accessories with waterproof tape. The primer gives tesa Powerstrips® Waterproof its water-resistant properties.

On which materials or surfaces can the primer tissue be used?

The primer tissue can be used on glass, tiles, and lacquered surfaces to improve the bonding properties of the waterproof adhesive strips. The primer is not suitable for all synthetic materials (such as plastic) or marble. If you plan to fix shower accessories or bathroom storage, for example, on a synthetic material we recommend testing on an unobtrusive area first.

Does the primer leave any traces on the surface when applied?

No traces of primer are visible when using waterproof adhesive strips on glass or tiles.

Is the strong smell of the primer tissue (the fluid substance) harmful to my health?

The ingredients of the primer fluid have been carefully chosen to be harmless. Harmful or hazardous substances have to be marked with a special symbol by law. The fluid substances we use could be compared to those used in gloss paint.

How durable is the primer tissue?

The primer tissue will last for 30 months so long as it is not exposed to extreme variations in temperature (> 40 C°).

Can the primer tissue be put in the rubbish bin after use?

Yes. The fluid substances in the primer tissue are not harmful to the environment. Given its smell we do, however, recommend you put a lid on the rubbish bin.

Why do I only have to clean the surface (e.g. tiles in the shower) and not the base plate of the hook or the surface of the object I’m planning to fix?

The primer ensures that the adhesive is waterproof. That’s why it is not a pre-cleansing tissue. Normally there is more grease and dirt on the surface than on the base plate.

Do tesa Powerstrips® contain any toxic or acid materials?

The adhesive used in tesa Powerstrips® contains no toxic materials. It is made of synthetic rubber.

Where can I buy tesa Powerstrips®?

Find your online shop or retailer in our Where to buy section.

Can I find an instruction manual online?

Yes. You can visit our How to Use page for a step-by-step visual guide or visit a specific product page to watch a How to video.
tesa Powerstrips® Large
tesa Powerstrips® Small
tesa Powerstrips® Transparent
tesa Powerstrips® Transparent Deco
tesa Powerstrips® Poster
tesa Powerstrips® Waterproof

What are some possible uses for tesa Powerstrips®?

Visit our Tips and Tricks page where you’ll find lots of examples and plenty of inspiration.

Does the weight listed on the package increase with the number of tesa Powerstrips® used?

The holding power does improve but not linearly.

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