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Fix a privacy screen without drilling

The practical mounting option on the balcony
Author: supermagnete, Uster, Switzerland
Online since: 10/05/2019, Number of visits: 64762
The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and you just want to spend your time on your own balcony. If only there weren't the curious looks of the neighbours. A solution is provided by privacy screens, which are available in various designs. No matter whether bamboo mats, reed mats, willow mats or plastic mats - they can all be attached to the metal balcony railing with magnets.
Rubberised pot magnets have proven to be the best mounting option for privacy protection on balcony railings. Thanks to the rubber coating the neodymium magnet inside is well protected against moisture and thus retains its magnetic power. The coating also offers protection against scratches and increases the adhesive force of the magnet in shear direction.
All you need in addition to the rubberised magnets are cable ties and scissors. First you attach one or two magnets (depending on the required support) to one end of the privacy screen. To do this you insert a cable tie through the two openings of the magnet and then insert it into a small part of the screen mat. Then close the cable tie and cut off the excess cable. Now you can simply attach the magnet to the balcony railing and the privacy screen holds partially. Repeat this process until the entire screen is attached to the railing.
In no time the privacy screen attaches reliably to the balcony railing. The screen not only protects your privacy, but also serves as a wind screen for the balcony. The fastening solution with magnets offers the great advantage that the privacy screen can be quickly removed. For example, you can keep it in the basement throughout the winter. By doing so it stays nice and pretty for long.