I just moved into a new place and I am adding curtains in a window and do not want to put holes in the wall so I used 3M double sided adhesive hook for the curtain pipe.
It works for a couple of days but then suddenly the right side hook fell and also peels off the paint. At first I thought its due to lack of support in the center since the pipe is a two piece metal and it bends at the center.
I decided to remove everything and clean the surface, reinstall the hooks on both left and right side then add 2 more hooks with 3M adhesive at the center for support - it seems fix the issue for almost 2 days. Tonight as I am about to sleep, the right side fell off again and peels off more paint.
My guess is I should not reinstall the hooks on the same surface making the adhesiveness weak but I did just to hide the peeled off paint part. I also discover that the wall has this chalk style surface and realize that powdery surface makes it more impossible for any adhesive to stick on.
What is the proper solution for this case? I really do not want to screw and put holes in the wall as it is more invasive and hard to fix if not done right which is more likely to happen in my case.