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Attach fairy lights

All without drilling
Author: supermagnete, Uster
Online since: 10/05/2019, Number of visits: 294023
The summer months invite you to spend the evenings on the balcony or terrace. And when night falls, fairy lights are the perfect cosy light source. Below, we show you a simple solution for attaching strings of lights.
If you have metal braces or metal posts on your balcony or terrace, you can easily attach the fairy lights to them with magnetic hooks. The string of lights can also be attached to the gutter, which is especially convenient for decorating at Christmas time.
Attach the magnetic hooks to the ferromagnetic surface at the required intervals and then place the chain of lights on the hooks as desired. A clever solution that does not require drilling, nails or adhesive tape.
Safety instructions:
During inclement weather the fairy lights could slip out of the hooks and be damaged. For safety reasons we therefore advise you to remove the fairy lights in such situations.
Neodymium magnets are not really suitable for long-term outdoor use, as they begin to rust and lose their magnetisation. However, you can make neodymium magnets weather-proof with rust-proofing paint or transparent lacquer.
By the way: Surfaces can be protected from scratches by adding rubber caps to the bottom of the magnets.

TIP: An alternative to magnetic hooks is the adhesive putty Sugru. Form hooks with it and then attach them to the desired surface (plastic, wood, stone, etc.). Once the putty has dried, you can attach the chain of lights to the Sugru hooks.

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