Sticking things on walls in student halls Watch

Nateface
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hey everyone

i know that most halls ask for a 'deposit' which is usually given back to you at the end of the year to cover things like damages etc.
ive also heard that when they inspect your room at the end of the year they take into account marks that have been left from sticking things to walls:eek: .

i personally have bought a clock, some posters etc etc, do any of you know how to get around this?...because i reeeealy cannot live in a room with blank walls....any tricks or cunning ideas? lol
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Bradfield Owl
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Staple the things to the wall. use very small staples lol. thats what my friend did laste year and he got his deposit back
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White tac rather than blue tac, mebe?
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It depends what your walls are made of. Blu-tack, white-tack and the like can leave big greasy marks on walls if you're unlucky, and that's the kind of thing that they check for. Some people say toothpaste works but I've never tried that, and I can't see it working myself ... You can buy poster hangers but I think you need some where to hang those off, like a picture rail. Or, the other solution is to stick your posters to somewhere where it won't matter, like wardrobes and the backs of doors. It's likely too that you'll have some kind of pinboard in your room. Modern halls especially often have massive ones.

I doubt you'll be able to hang a clock though, you definitely won't be allowed to hammer in nails. If you've got a pinboard you could put a strong, long pin in that and see if that'll take the weight, or you could just hope that someone else has put a nail in before you lol. If there is one, just remember to mark that down on your inventory (if/when you get one) so that you're not blamed for it.
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Nah I'd use blu tac tbh. They will deduct from your deposit if the room isn't in exactly the same condition as when you entered it.
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I was the same and couldn't spend a whole year with blank walls. I used white-tac on my posters and stuff on my walls last year and I got all my deposit back. The walls were white though... I dunno if that made a difference. Maybe I was just lucky it didn't mark though.
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I did. ;yes; used white tack though. Couldn't stand the blank walls either.:p:
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A lot of unis give you a whole wall of pinboard to use and abuse as you please
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i was just thinking, the marks that blu/white tac leave surely cant be THAAAT bad..to the point where u just cant wipe it off?
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Is there any way of putting up proper pictures? I mean, obviously you can't hammer in picture hooks, but I likes me art, I does.
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OMG I'm having this major dilemma now...greasy marks on my white walls from white-tac...I'm not getting my deposit back unless I come up with something genious to get rid of them now
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(Original post by *Star*Guitar*)
OMG I'm having this major dilemma now...greasy marks on my white walls from white-tac...I'm not getting my deposit back unless I come up with something genious to get rid of them now
Tipp-ex
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Paint over them. Pop down to B&Q, get a sample pot (they'll often give them away for free) and paint over them. You'll want quick drying stuff so no-one notices. Also, do try to match the colour well.
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I thought I was ever so clever putting up a huge montage of posters on my bedroom wall, then when I took them down, the blue tac ripped huge chunks of plaster off the wall, so now I have to pay for it to be replastered ;(
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pins instead of bluetack. little holes aren't very noticable
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poster use blue tac, or white tac, blue tac works better
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(Original post by Nebuduck)
Is there any way of putting up proper pictures? I mean, obviously you can't hammer in picture hooks, but I likes me art, I does.
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You can get stick-on hooks that stick to the wall. Not sure if they leave a mark but it's better than drilling holes.
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Don't use the pink blu-tac! It leaves massive pink stains - I've got them on my bedroom wall, all because I thought it would be nice to donate to breast cancer research :sad:
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I heard of something called Mr Clean Magic Eraser but it's an american product. I'm pretty sure if you look in a supermarket down their cleaning aisles they have stuff - I used something from Tescos to help someone clean his walls of blu tack marks but can't remember what it was called
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(Original post by *Star*Guitar*)
OMG I'm having this major dilemma now...greasy marks on my white walls from white-tac...I'm not getting my deposit back unless I come up with something genious to get rid of them now
Bleach :yep:
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