We've recently moved into a rented house in which we aren't meant to make holes in the fittings.
Several of the curtains are hung on wooden poles, like these. The end curtain ring on each side is kept in position by being placed between the bracket holding up the pole and an end stop / finial. Only they aren't kept in position because the finials and the endmost curtain rings fall off whenever anyone opens the curtains in anything other than slow motion. The finials are not screwed on to the ends of the poles; they are meant to be held on by friction - only it doesn't work.
If we owned the house I would drill a hole through the side of the finial and hold the pole in place by a small screw, but as tenants we are not meant to drill holes in the landlord's fixtures.
Can anyone suggest a means of keeping the finials in place which does not mar them or the poles?
I have tried Blu-tack but it isn't very satisfactory, as the presence of a blob of Blu-tack on the side of the pole tends to make the finial go on awry, or stops it going on at all. If you roll out the Blu-tack very thin to prevent this, it shreds when you insert the pole into the finial and does not work at all. Putting the Blu-tack at the end doesn't work either, as there is a large gap between the end of the pole and the inside of the end of the finial.
Any suggestions gratefully received.