How-to-hang-pictures-on-popcorn-walls, q: hey peeps! so, i have very old, textured walls, as if sand was mixed in the wall paint… like a “popcorn” ceiling-like texture. i had put up a large (expensive) mural with double-sided tape, then velco-tabs, and even screws and they all failed to keep it up there! i imagine those command wall strips would react the same way… i am considering using black electrical tape, hanging .... Hanging pictures is a great way to decorate and personalize a space. but there are many places where you may want to hang a picture but can’t use nails, perhaps because you don’t want to leave large holes in the wall, can’t drill or hammer through the wall, or will be changing your pictures or their arrangement frequently.