Does White Tack Stain Walls?

By Daniel Berry •  Updated: 10/22/21 

If you are planning on putting something up on your walls then Blue Tack is a popular choice. But you are wise, you know that Blue Tack can leave nasty marks on your walls. So what about White Tack, can White Tack stain walls? Let’s find out!

Does White Tack Stain Walls?

Yes, although it won’t leave blue marks on your walls as blue tack would it can still leave behind greasy marks. These are easily visible so using white tack is not a simple solution to the problem of Blue Tack leaving marks on walls.

Alternatives

So with the disappointing news that white tack can still stain walls, you will no doubt be looking for an alternative that won’t. Let me suggest a few ideas for you below.

Command Strips

Command Medium and Large Picture Hanging Strips
£8.99
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Command™ Products give you damage-free ways to organise, decorate and transform your space. Holds Strongly, Removes Cleanly.

These strips have a little tab that you pull on when you want to remove the strips. This sort of stretches the strip and breaks the bond, allowing it to come away cleanly without damaging the wall.

These are really popular and the general consensus is that they are unlikely to leave any damage or marks on your walls.

Mounting Putty

Gorilla Mounting Putty Removable Putty
£10.95
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Gorilla Mounting Tape is a quick and easy way to mount. This is a double-sided tape which delivers an instant, crystal clear and weatherproof bond, making it ideal for indoor or outdoor use.

With the ability to grip to smooth and rough surfaces, the Gorilla Mounting Tape is perfect for mounting without traditional fasteners.

Users report that it doesn’t leave residue, but might not be as strong as blue tack. Gorilla themselves say that it can cause damage to walls so use it at your own risk.

Daniel Berry

Hey, I'm Dan, I studied computer science with artificial intelligence at Loughborough University. I try to bring my tech knowledge to the posts where it is needed while also offering a DIY view to go with Sam's professional view on tools. I am a very keen DIY'er and have experience of doing everything the completely wrong way.