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September 24, 2008

Nail It, Once

872wallmarker Creating multiple nail holes just to hang a picture may become a thing of the past thanks to a new contraption that allows users to ‘nail it’ the first time. 

“The hardest part about hanging a picture is trying to figure out where to put the nail,” says Jeff Lombardo, who invented the WallMarker.

The WallMarker is a piece of chalk shaped like an arrow that has an adhesive side.  It’s designed to stick on the back of the picture at the center, to allow the picture to be positioned and eyeballed.  When the position is right, the picture can be pushed against the wall to create a chalk mark, which is the spot where the nail goes.  And the job’s done.

“If you make a mistake the chalk will easily wipe off the wall and save you from putting holes in the wall,” says Lombardo.  Which is a lot better than a hole.

And because the WallMarker can be used multiple times, the same device can be used again.

Lombardo says he came up with the idea after doing some work for family.

“My grandmother wanted me to hang a bunch of pictures for her in a straight line across the wall and I had to measure all the pictures to get them lined up perfectly,” says Lombardo.  “I thought to myself that there had to be a better way.”

WallMarker retails fro $2.99.

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