Self-adhesive picture hangers

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Self-adhesive picture hangers

Post by Rainbow » Wed 20 Nov, 2019 9:17 pm

I had a customer the other day who was planning to hang a small framed photograph using some of the self-adhesive hangers that you see advertised on television. I've got no grounds for saying not to trust self-adhesive hangers when the manufacturer says they're absolutely safe, but I wouldn't use them myself. So I didn't say anything, but on the other hand, if it ends up falling off the wall, I don't want her to come back and complain that I didn't say something. Would you say anything?

Incidentally the job didn't go ahead straight away as the photograph turned out to be stuck to the glass, so she's going to see if she can get another print.

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Re: Self-adhesive picture hangers

Post by StevenG » Wed 20 Nov, 2019 9:20 pm

Yes, they're shite. I wouldn't recommend them to my worst enemy

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Re: Self-adhesive picture hangers

Post by Steve N » Thu 21 Nov, 2019 8:12 am

I have a customer who uses them, not had one come back yet :sweating: , but I always add a note to the invoice/work order that the customer asked for no hangers to be fitted
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Re: Self-adhesive picture hangers

Post by JonathanB » Thu 21 Nov, 2019 8:30 am

Trouble with these things is that people think that they're sticking to the wall, when in fact they're just sticking to the painted surface or the wallpaper. You've only got to look at the way a blu tacked poster sometimes pulls a section of paint away from the wall to realise that this is a bad idea. Haven't had this yet but will be ready with a suitably worded disclaimer.
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Re: Self-adhesive picture hangers

Post by Rainbow » Thu 21 Nov, 2019 10:07 pm

Good idea to add a note to the invoice, thanks.

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Re: Self-adhesive picture hangers

Post by NessFramers » Fri 22 Nov, 2019 10:55 am

Customer recently required 4 small prints to be reframed (400 x 200mm) but not to put any hangers on the back “As I will just use the sticky things” I recommended that they might not be the best idea due to falling off wall as I have seen it happen. “I have used them for YEARS” she stated.

Anyway, it was a busy spell while putting all jobs together and I forgot her request (on autopilot) and attached rings and on her return to collect she politely reminded me “Can you take them off the back as I’m going to use the sticky things”

Customer is always right 😊 :rock:

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