I'll be hanging some of my photos in a Doctor's office waiting room. There is a big blank marble wall that is perfect to display my framed photos. Now obviously I can't just hammer in a nail. I figure I need some sort of adhesive stuff. Any advice on what to get? Probably wouldn't be good if my best work fell on someone's head. (then again, it is a doctors office). Thanks for any advice guys.
marble is pretty slippery, i dont think an adhesive would work very well. expoxy may work, but its hard to get off, and it makes a mess. mayby try a jackhammer drill with the propper bit. that be the only way to go and know it will stick
It depends on the size of the print. I have used the 3M removeable hooks on painted brick. Actually, I have three of my photographs framed in 14x14 square frames hanging in a row in my home office. The 3M product has been holding for a little over two years now and they are on still tightly holding. And they do release from the wall cleanly when you want to remove them. On another painted brick wall, I had other photographs hanging where there is now an upright piano. I took the photographs down, puled the tab on the adhesive strip and they came right off.
Make sure that you follow the directions carefully! On the other hand, it is the Doctor's office... does this Doctor do stitches?
I have hung some pretty heavy stuff with sticky VELCRO. Some have been there for more than a year. You'll have to decide how big the VELCRO piece is on each corner, but it sure is sticky. I go camping with my can and have VELCRO on the roof that has been used and reused for 5 years for a light awning.
There's another problem. Marble is porous and alkaline. That means it will absorb the chemicals in the adhesive which might cause a stain. If the adhesive is also acidic, you will damage the marble, even if not noticeably.
Long ago pictures were hung this way, with two long wires running from the top of the frame to the bottom of the crown molding. In a high-traffic area this cam be problematic, but if they're behind a sofa or table the chances of them pitching back and forth will be reduced.
I solved my problem with granite at an office lobby this way. Poster sticks, allot of it, Picture was over 30 Lbs. It is still up after 3 years. Remember, allot of it and it rubs off with your finger tips. Make sure the marble is sealed or get a stone sealer and seal the area with a rag. They usually are sealed before installation so the grout doesnâ€™t stick and dull the surface. But be safe. One more layer of sealer never hurts natural stone. They'll like you for that.