How to fix and hang your wall clock?

How to fix and hang your wall clock?

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There are many ways to install a wall clock in your home. Whether you are a smart do-it-yourselfer or a neophyte there is always a solution. It also and especially depends on the size/weight of the clock as well as the type of wall. We will see two large parts dealing with the different methods available to fix a clock to the wall with and without making a hole.

I - Hanging a wall clock without drilling a hole

Quick and often effective, hanging a wall clock without making a hole is the ideal solution when you are a tenant or at your parents' home. Indeed one does not always have the right to drill holes where one wishes. The other advantage is that it is not permanent, so you can change the clock without any problem. The fixings of this method remain much less solid than when drilling the wall we strongly recommend not to use it with clocks weighing more than 1kg. 

  1. Double-sided adhesive tape :

The first solution to install your clock without drilling a hole is to use double-sided adhesive tape. To do so, you must pass a maximum of double-sided tape on the back of the clock. Then remove the other side of the tape and place the clock in the desired position. Quick easy and very practical it is the best solution to hang a clock or any light object on a wall. 

Efficient: ⭐⭐⭐ 

Max recommended load: 1kg 

Price: ≈$12 

  1. Adhesive hook :

The hook with an adhesive strip on the back is a quick solution for attaching a not too heavy clock to a wall. Simply remove the protective strip on the adhesive, place it firmly on the wall and then slide the clock onto it. Simple and effective. 

Effective: ⭐⭐ 

Max recommended load: 800g 

Price: ≈$10 

  1. Fixing paste :

You've probably already heard of patafix, that little magic paste used to fix posters. It has evolved a lot since there are now models that can be used to hang small wall clocks. 

How do you do it? Simply install the paste all around the clock support by pressing on it and then place the clock in the desired place on the wall. Hold the clock for a few moments before releasing the clock to allow the paste to cling to the wall. The big advantage of this method, even if reserved for smaller clocks, is that it leaves no marks on the wall. It is still necessary to check the fixing from time to time to avoid unpleasant surprises. 

Effectiveness: ⭐⭐ 

Max recommended load: 500g 

Price: ≈$6 

Bonus. Powerful glue:

There are super-powerful glues that can be used to glue large objects to the wall, such as shelves that support several kilos! This method is a bonus because although you don't have to drill the wall to use it, it is very complicated to remove (almost worse than drilling a wall in the end). The advantage being that once fixed the clock will not move more than an inch, even outside and under extreme temperatures. 

Efficiency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

Max. load: wall resistance 

Price: ≈$18 

Now that we've seen how to fix a wall clock without drilling a hole it's time to see how to deal with the biggest clocks!


II - Hanging a wall clock by drilling the wall

Did you just buy a giant wall clock? Then you need a solid anchor point to attach it to your favourite wall. 

  1. Nail:

The quickest method is to drive a nail directly into the wall with a hammer. Be careful not to hit the wall too hard and of course be careful with your precious fingers. Then just put the notch of the clock on the nail (there is a notch on all our wall clocks and in the vast majority of cases on all clocks). Small tip made in Wall Clock Shop to facilitate the installation: take a fork and put it vertically on the nail. Then slide the clock over it. Once installed, simply remove the fork and that's it! 

Efficiency: ⭐⭐⭐ 

Max recommended load: 2kg 

Price: Nail ≈$4 / Basic hammer ≈$18 

  1. Wall anchor:

The strongest and most durable method is to install an anchor. There are two types of wall plugs, metal and plastic, depending on the material of your wall. 

Here are the steps to follow to install it: 

Start by making a hole slightly smaller than the diameter of the plug.
Insert the ankle.
Push it in with a hammer.
Loosen the screw a few turns.
Use pliers to finalize the installation.
Tighten the screw leaving enough space to hang the clock.
Place the clock on it.

Efficiency: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 

Max recommended load: 10kg (plastic) / 50kg (metal) 

Price: Dowel ≈$10-16 / Basic hammer ≈$18 / Screwdriver ≈$30-100 / Dowel pliers ≈$12 

I hope I have enlightened you on how to fix a wall clock with or without making a hole. If you have any questions, please feel free to write them in the comments. 

If you would like to know the best place to install a clock in your home so that it is in harmony with the environment, do not hesitate to consult our article explaining where to place your feng shui clock.

 The Master of Time