There is still space in the kitchen to tap over the sideboard. But we don’t want to damage the freshly laid wall tiling with drill holes. Fortunately, the kitchen rail we’re looking at isn’t a heavyweight. Because there is a real alternative to attaching: double-sided adhesive strips. In our step-by-step instructions, we show why do-it-yourselfers don’t have to be afraid of the practical adhesive strips and how well the kitchen railing holds without drilling.
Why glue instead of drilling?
Anyone who wants to assemble must also be able to drill. This is usually true when DIY enthusiasts value stability. But there are also exceptions! Sometimes it is freshly laid surfaces that shouldn’t be decorated with holes right away. Sometimes it is just an exaggerated effort if an additional helper like a spice rack wants to find its place on the wall.
If the mounts are not too heavy, mounting strips can help in such a case. The adhesive strips make it easy to attach and do not stir up dust. The quick assembly for in between. Perfect for the following project: Because a kitchen rail should be attached to a tiled wall without drilling. Will the practical kitchen rod stick to the freshly laid wall tiles without drilling? Time to find out. So fresh to work!
Tools and materials
The smart thing about gluing without drilling is that it requires little material and no additional tools are needed. So to attach the kitchen rail to the wall without drilling, all that is required is the right adhesive strips for assembly. If necessary, cleaning utensils should also be kept ready because the cleanliness of the surfaces is essential for a stable hold.
Tip: To ensure that the mounting does not go wrong later, it is essential to ensure that the mounting adhesive strips are suitable. Critical criteria are the materials ideal for adhering and, of course, the maximum load capacity of the adhesive strips.
To ensure that the adhesive strips adhere cleanly later, the cleanliness of the contact surfaces on the wall and mount must be carefully observed. Oily or greasy films, dust, or dirt massively impair the adhesive performance of the strips or even thwart it completely. As a result, in this project, the tiles at the planned assembly point are again thoroughly cleaned with solvents (here e.g., Pattex thinner), as are the metal feet of the kitchen railing. In the end, everything should be clean and dry.
Once this is done, the adhesive strips are first attached to the assembly object. Both feet of the kitchen rail is equipped with one of the strips each. The adhesive strips are pulled from the wax paper one after the other and placed in the middle of the feet. No air bubbles should be left behind. Rub your finger vigorously over the adhesive strips again, done!
Tip: In the case of heavy loads, it is advisable to stick the strips over the entire surface of the feet of the kitchen rail. Screw heads can be used on the borehole openings for the visual impression.
Fasten the kitchen rail without drilling
Now the actual gluing follows without drilling. If the strips sit perfectly on the feet of the railing, the protective film is removed from the back. The adhesive surfaces for the wall tiles are now exposed. The kitchen rail is stopped at the intended point, but not yet pressed into place. It is advisable first to apply only the lower edges of the feet and then checks the alignment of the kitchen railing again. If it is straight and the joints do not cross the adhesive surface, the feet are placed flat against the tiles, and the whole thing is pressed firmly against the wall for a few seconds. That should last.
The kitchen rail can then be used and equipped with cooking utensils. Nothing slips anymore, the mount sits securely on the wall, even on smooth tiles.
Gluing without drilling – the result
It is surprising how quickly and cleanly an assembly can be carried out with the right means. The kitchen rail stays in place even without drilling, even if it is pressed down firmly with a finger. The “right” is particularly important. Because adhesive strips come in many designs, they must match the materials involved and the type of surface. Are they rough or smooth surfaces? Is it ceramic or wood? The kitchen railing can only be installed without drilling with a suitable mounting tape.
Another important point is the shape of the object to be assembled. If it is very deep, its weight shifts forward, and the performance of the strips is reduced. The maximum weight load of the adhesive strips therefore, only applies to relatively flat objects: watches, hooks, signs, picture frames, and the like.
But if these points are taken into account, nothing speaks against a small installation in between with the help of adhesive strips.