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Why TikTok Is Warning People Not To Decorate With LED Strip Lights
LED light strips are an easy way to add ambient lighting around the house, but some homeowners warn that they can compromise your walls when carelessly taken down.
These light strips are peel-and-stick in nature and easily adhere to just about any surface, but they can peel away paint and wallpaper when you’re trying to remove or adjust them.
Regardless if the quality of a particular brand, its adhesive, or user error is to blame, you should exercise caution when taking the light strips down so as to avoid any damage.
Use a hair dryer to heat the strip up and relax the adhesive. Gently pry the end off the wall with a butter knife, then peel back the length of the strip until it’s fully detached.