How to stick suction cups to wall

How to stick suction cups to wall

Suction cups have been in use since as far back as third century B.C., when, believe it or not, the suction cup actually more important to the people of that time period than the stethoscope is today in the field of medicine. Back in those early days, they were made from crude materials such as clay then attached to the skin. They were supposed to have drawn bad blood away from diseased organs. However, today’s generation has found it more useful in other fields, hence the need to know how to stick suction cups to wall.

It’s a relatively simple procedure and should take you thirty minutes or less to accomplish altogether.

Step 1

The first step is to ensure the surface you’re going to have the suction cup on is clean. However, make sure you pick your surface carefully, because suction pads will ideally work on clean, non-porous surfaces such as steel and glass.

Once you have your intact surface, damp a wet cloth in water mixed with vinegar and a soapy detergent such as dish-washing soap then rinse the wall thoroughly using some clean water.

 Step 2

Despite the importance that a clean surface weighs upon the ability of the suction pad to stick onto the surface, the suction pad itself just as equally requires to be thoroughly cleaned to ensure maximum performance.

Warm up some water in the microwave or gas water heater. Make sure the water is warm enough to be able to dip your finger into for around ten seconds. If the water is too hot, it’s going to damage the suction cups. After you’re done, wipe off the residue water using a dry cotton piece of cloth or similar material like a paper towel.

Step 3

Using an alcohol-based solution like methylated spirit or turpentine, clean the suction pads and rinse off the remaining water. Turpentine is relatively more expensive than turpentine but also a lot more effective.

One of the main things you should remember when drying off the suction pads in this how to stick suction cups to wall guide is that you should use one that’s lint-free. If the cloth leaves pieces of itself on the suction pad or glass, it won’t be as effective.

Step 4

Use either cooking oil or petroleum jelly (like vaseline) to apply on the underside of the suction pad. This will help it create more effective pressure when the time comes for it to be finally used.

Step 5

The time has come for the suction pads to be finally used. Make sure you use a significant amount of force such that there are no air bubbles trapped under the suction pads. If there are, gently press on it to burp them out