I store my skis against the wall, and over time the wall ends up with black marks and scratches from the minor rubbing from the skis. It's removable with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, but I would rather protect the wall.
I would prefer a solution that doesn't screw into or damage the wall. I have thought of helicopter tape, but I'm not sure if that would rip off paint when removed. I need a strip about a foot high and multiple feet long, roughly at eye level.