Stasia PNovember 19, 2020
I love these hooks! I first bought the large ones, and I use them for hanging my hat and scarf in my bedroom, my daughters laplander hat and small tote, and another on the side of a bookcase in my kitchen to hang my apron (and a large bag of scented pinecones, now that it's fall). Two are on lightly textured walls, and one is a smooth, laminated surface. They have been holding up for nearly a year. I purchased a set of smaller hooks at Lowe's to string a set decorative lights across a room for my daughter's birthday. (They were just a regular double strand set of Christmas soft whites, to give you an idea of weight.) Two hooks are on opposite walls, one hook I actually stuck in the middle to the ceiling (same texture and material as the walls). We liked the pretty lights in that room so much, we just left it there. That was over a month ago. The lights have burned out (because that's about the lifespan of Christmas lights!) and replaced it with a new set. The hooks haven't budged. They are holding as strong as ever. I couldn't be more pleased. In each case, when placing the large hooks or the smaller hooks, I've changed my mind about position and moved them around. No problems at all there, very easy.
I don't know if I have any advice for those having problems, because the problem is often too vague. If the paint is peeling, that sounds like a problem with the paint job more than the hooks (I worked in the paint business for years, there are so many simple ways that paint can fail, especially for walls without prime or proper prep. Not a day went by that a homeowner presented a problem that was caused by exactly that, it's VERY common). Were instructions followed properly? There is a right and wrong side to go on the wall, and again, from the paint biz, I know all too much about tack (you wanna know why there are so many types of painter's tape? TACK! These hooks operate similarly), and jackets and sweaters can weight a surprising amount more than you think they do. But even if everything was perfect and they still failed, I guess it just sucks. Foo. I was so excited about these silly hooks I told just about everyone. I'm a big decorator, especially come Christmas time, so finding a way to avoid tack holes and nail holes is just about my favourite thing.