What is the BEST way to Fix and Hang a Wall Clock?
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There are many methods to install a wall clock in your home. Whether you are a savvy do-it-yourselfer or a novice there is always a solution. It likewise and particularly relies upon the size/weight of the clock just as the kind of divider.. We will see two large parts dealing with the different methods available to fix a clock to the wall with and without making a hole.
I - Hanging a wall clock without drilling a holeFast and frequently successful, hanging a divider clock without making an opening is the ideal arrangement when you are an inhabitant or at your folks' home. Indeed one does not always have the right to drill holes where one wishes it. The other advantage is that it is not permanent, so it is possible to change the clock without any problem. Be that as it may, we firmly prescribe not to utilize it with Wall Clocks gauging more than 1,5kg.
1. Double sided adhesive tape :
the primary resolution to put in your clock while not drilling a hole is to use double-sided tape. Then remove the other side of the tape and place the clock in the desired position. Fast simple and extremely pragmatic it is the best answer for hang a clock or any light item on a wall.
Max recommended load: 1kg
Price: ≈10 USD
2. Adhesive hook :
The hook with an adhesive strip on the back is a quick solution to fix a not too heavy clock to a wall. Simply remove the protective strip on the adhesive, place it firmly on the wall and then slide the clock on it. Simple and effective.
Max recommended load: 800g
Price: ≈8 USD
3. Fixing paste :
You've probably already heard of the patafix, this little magic paste that allows you to fix displays. It has evolved a lot since there are now models that can be used to hang small wall clocks.
How do you do it ? Simply install the paste all around the support of the clock by pressing it and then place the clock in the desired place on the wall. Hold the clock for a few moments before releasing the time the clay clings to the wall. This method has a great advantage, even if it is reserved for small clocks, it will not leave marks on the wall.. It is still necessary to check from time to time to avoid unpleasant surprises.
Max recommended load: 500g
Price: ≈5 USD
Bonus. Powerful glue:
There are super-powerful glues that can be used to glue large objects to the wall such as shelves that support several kilos! This method is a bonus because although you don't have to drill the wall to use it, it is very complicated to remove it (almost worse than drilling a wall in the end). The preferred position being that once fixed the clock won't move in excess of an inch, even outside and under extraordinary temperatures.
Max. load: wall resistance
Price: ≈15 USD
Now that we have seen how to fix a wall clock without drilling a hole it's time to see how to deal with the biggest clocks!
II - Drill the wall to hang a wall clock
You just bought a giant wall clock? Then you need a solid anchor point to attach it to your favorite wall.
1. Nail :The fastest method is to drive a nail directly into the wall with a hammer. Be careful not to hit the wall too hard and of course be careful with your precious fingers. Then, the notch of the clock must be placed on the nail. ( on all our wall clocks we can find a notch ). Small trick made in My Wall Clock to facilitate the installation: take a fork and put it vertically on the nail. Then slide the clock over it. Now remove the fork and that's it!
Max recommended load: 2kg
Price : Nail ≈3 USD / Basic hammer ≈15 USD
2. Wall anchor :
The strongest and most durable method is to install an anchor. There are two types of wall plugs, metal and plastic, depending on the material of your wall.
Here are the steps to follow to install it:
- Begin by making a hole slightly smaller than the diameter of the anchor.
- Insert the dowel.
- Push it in with a hammer.
- Loosen the screw a few turns.
- Use pliers to finalize the installation.
- Now you will need to tighten the screw, leaving enough space to hang the wall clock.
- Place the clock on it.
Max recommended load: 10kg (plastic) / 50kg (metal)
Price: Dowel ≈8-15 USD / Basic hammer ≈15 USD / Screwdriver ≈25-100 USD / Dowel pliers ≈10 USD
If you would like to know the best place to install a clock in your home to make it fit in with the environment, feel free to read our article explaining where to place your feng shui clock.