(This isn’t a sponsored post – The Amazing Monkey Hook people have no idea who I am. Just sharing about a product I love and a tip I thought you could use!)
I have been doing a lot more painting recently – almost done painting our huge 2 story stairway and upstairs hallway and I painted our guest room last week too. (Details on those coming soon!) In fact, I only have 1 more bedroom, the laundry room, and 2 closets to paint and our entire house will be repainted from 11 years ago when we moved in. Most of it was done in the last year – whew…. It DEFINITELY needed it. I haven’t been doing spring cleaning, but covering up all the marks on the walls with a fresh coat of paint and freshly painted white trim sure does help everything look cleaner.
I really quite enjoying painting… but the patching, sanding, and prep work is NOT my favorite. I have had tons of nail holes to spackle from moving pictures and hanging things over the years which aren’t bad. BUT these bigger holes from anchors and screws are a huge pain to repair and paint over. Not to mention that drywall anchors can be a pain in themselves – I have had many that just didn’t work or pulled through or didn’t open up in the back like they were supposed to – so frustrating! And getting them out? Ughh… makes even a bigger mess sometimes having to pry them out with pliers making even a bigger hole. BUT no more! No longer will I have these big holes that you have to fill/spackle/putty, then sand, then usually fill and sand once more until it is smooth or deal with a drywall anchor that isn’t working. And of course I couldn’t keep this smart tip from you!
This large heavy window (I screwed 2 D–ring hangars on the back to hang it with) and this mirror that has 2 hooks on the back are hung VERY securely on the wall. I didn’t use a drill, an anchor, or even a hammer, and there are only tiny nail holes in wall…
Thanks to The Amazing Monkey Hook! I think I saw a commercial for these or maybe I saw them online a while back… but I added them to my list and picked them up the next time I was out. $3.98 for a pack of 10 at Home Depot definitely didn’t break the bank either (since screws and anchors usually cost more than that anyways.) No hammer, no screwdriver, no drill – no tools required and they work perfect in drywall and can hang up to 35 pounds!
You poke the point in the wall right where you want to hang your item on the wall. You keep pushing into the wall and sort of twist into place until just the small little hook is sticking out. So your hook will look exactly like this – the hangar part on the outside of the wall and the long hook part inside the wall holding up against the drywall and perfectly supporting your item.
The Monkey Hooks hold up to 35 pounds and there is also a heavier gauge version called the Gorilla Hook which can hold up to 50 lbs. They also have a low profile option for picture frames with the sawtooth hangars on the back or something that needs to be completely flush to the wall.
And even better – they are easy to remove and can be reused over and over again (unlike drywall anchors). I am gradually switching over everything I have hanging on wall to these monkey hooks as I paint and hang things back up or add new décor.
So there’s my tip for the day… I am off to paint tons and tons of trim – got any tips for me to get perfect paint lines without taping??