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Suction cups Answered

Does anyone have a good technique for reattaching suction cups in the shower? You know--they hold a back brush, shower cap, razor, etc. The blasted things keep falling off!


Wet area and apply pressure. That help?

AHA! Thanks! I'll try the jelly and the tape, and if that doesn't work, I'll toss them & get HOOKS! (Glad to know others have had the problem--I've been accusing myself of "suction cup dyslexia."

. Just don't hang anything breakable on them - they will eventually let go. I've seen some inexpensive "removable permanent" stick-on hooks, but have never used them. Might be a better choice than suction cups. Check your local hardware/housewares store.

. As others have mentioned, a smooth, non-porous surface works best. I've found some petroleum jelly or glycerin (probably not the best choice in a wet environment) on the cup (a little dab'll do ya) works wonders to maintain grip.


10 years ago

They stick better to a clean, smooth surface, which is why glass works better than tile. However, I agree- never had much success! I prefer hooks to go over the shower door or rod, or just gluing the suction cup up. ;)

1) if possible, attach them to glass like sliding doors, NOT TILES 2) moisten them before sticking