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What to use for gluing plastic stars to drywall?


I bought some cool phosphorescent stars at the hobby lobby and want to glue them to the ceiling of my bedroom, which is drywall. The stars appear to be made of some kind of soft flexible plastic, in various sizes. I dont want them falling all over the place later, though.

What should I used to permanently stick them up there? Some kind of glue? Double backed tape? ( I'm thinking that if I use that, it would quickly come loose from the drywall. )



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Aren't they self stick?  If not, double sided tape would work about as well as anything.

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I would think that if I was putting them on a ceiling, I might drill some small holes in them and put a tiny screw or two to hold them as well as 2 sided tape or glue.......gravity is going to overcome that tape sooner or later. Chances are when you do take them down that you will have to repaint anyways, so a bit of putty to fill the holes is no big deal.

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I've had great luck with "Liquid Nail", however, if the drywall has a texture or paint then you are actually sticking them to the coating and not the drywall.  Would it be practical to lightly sand underneath the spot where each star goes and then use a strong glue such as liquid nail?  Double stick tape under the entire star might work but I would make sure that I had total coverage and not just spot coverage under the star.

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double stick carpet tape,, I am still trying to get the glue residue off the carpet ,

I would wonder about trying to make them a permanent part of the ceiling,, and if the cealing has any kind of texture on it,, like Meller said,, you are only sticking it to the texture, actually any good glue should hold them on,, more of a contact type glue,

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the ones my kids put in their room came with some kind of sticky stuff.handi tack is what its called.they have ben there 7 years.its a super glue product.it clay but sticky. im sure you can find it purdy easy.walmart was it and the hobby shops should have it too. oh yeah, welcome to the forum.ask anything you need.someone will help you out.all of the above suggestions will work but this stuff isnt messy at all. just pinch off a piece and stick it on . spread it out a bit and put it where you want it.pluss yoy can take the stars down with no damage to the ceilin.

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Rrumbler wrote:

Aren't they self stick?  If not, double sided tape would work about as well as anything.

How about you drop in on the "Off Topic and Introductions" section and introduce yourself?






Nope, not self stick, just raw plastic pieces. Should be nice at night on the ceiling though, as we have a slanted ceiling in the modular house ( Schult ). No attic, so it slants up inside with the roof line. Gives a nice spacious feel inside.



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double stick carpet tape,, I am still trying to get the glue residue off the carpet ,

I would wonder about trying to make them a permanent part of the ceiling,, and if the cealing has any kind of texture on it,, like Meller said,, you are only sticking it to the texture, actually any good glue should hold them on,, more of a contact type glue,

Oh Yeah  Welcome to the handyman show,, good to have a lady around, for a change,, hope you can put up with a bunch of grumpy ole men,,  JKbiggrin

Warning and disclaimer::  Please don't take anything I say seriously,, I'm just the class clown,, and like my signiture.says  "a pain in the ass" most of the time,, lifes to short to be taken seriouslybiggrin usually






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the ones my kids put in their room came with some kind of sticky stuff.handi tack is what its called.they have ben there 7 years.its a super glue product.it clay but sticky. im sure you can find it purdy easy.walmart was it and the hobby shops should have it too. oh yeah, welcome to the forum.ask anything you need.someone will help you out.all of the above suggestions will work but this stuff isnt messy at all. just pinch off a piece and stick it on . spread it out a bit and put it where you want it.pluss yoy can take the stars down with no damage to the ceilin.






Thanks Geez, I'll check 'r out. smile.gif

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Oh!

Small headed map tacks!

See how it helps having a brainstorming group?!

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-- Edited by Melissa2010B on Sunday 19th of December 2010 01:19:30 AM

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yep, it does help a lot to kick ideas around. hahaha, if nothin else it helps figger out what not to do.any of those methods mentioned will work on the little stars. ive seen a few sets of stars and planets that looked dang cool.some have a lot of different things in em.

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Melissa2010B wrote:
Oh! Small headed map tacks!

See how it helps having a brainstorming group?!

aww.gif-- Edited by Melissa2010B on Sunday 19th of December 2010 01:19:30 AM


I'd be careful about using the word "Brain" around this bunch.  We all wear extra large headgear already lmao.gifrofl.gif

 



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Melissa2010B wrote:

Rrumbler wrote:

Aren't they self stick?  If not, double sided tape would work about as well as anything.

How about you drop in on the "Off Topic and Introductions" section and introduce yourself?




 



Nope, not self stick, just raw plastic pieces. Should be nice at night on the ceiling though, as we have a slanted ceiling in the modular house ( Schult ). No attic, so it slants up inside with the roof line. Gives a nice spacious feel inside.

Vaulted Ceiling?

 



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Bad Rat wrote:

Melissa2010B wrote:

Rrumbler wrote:

Aren't they self stick?  If not, double sided tape would work about as well as anything.

How about you drop in on the "Off Topic and Introductions" section and introduce yourself?




 



Nope, not self stick, just raw plastic pieces. Should be nice at night on the ceiling though, as we have a slanted ceiling in the modular house ( Schult ). No attic, so it slants up inside with the roof line. Gives a nice spacious feel inside.

Vaulted Ceiling?

 






Yeah, that too! wink.gif

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