?? re: removing a hollow wall anchor

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  1. stef

    stef Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The previous tenant in this apt. hung something requiring a hollow wall anchor. The hook, or screw or whatever, is now gone. Only the metal rim and the anchor post are left in the wall. It's not in a place I need. I'd like to pull it out, but will this create a huge, ugly hole in the drywall?
    Thanks for your help.
    Stef
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  2. cowgirlracer

    cowgirlracer Well-Known Member

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    Just push it thru the wall and get some Red Devil quick dry spackle and fill the hole. May take a couple of applications to get it filled and looking decent, but it is very easy and it dries very fast. Have fun.

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  3. bare

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    Yup, but just try not to push it all the way though the wall. Get a screwdriver and try tapping it below the surface before you spackle. It'll give you something to back the spackle up against.
     
  4. stef

    stef Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hmmm. Never thought of pushing it through. Great idea. Thanks.
    Might be weird, but I really do 'have fun' spackling. :happy:

    Stef
     
  5. LiL OHNNL

    LiL OHNNL Well-Known Member

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    JUst make sure you dont push it all the way through, as stated above. Just take a hammer and lightly tap to back to create a dimmple then spackle over it . This will save you some work and you should be able to cover it in one shot.
    John
     
  6. stef

    stef Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Makes sense. Thank you.
    Stef
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  7. wheeezil

    wheeezil Well-Known Member

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    just dab it with toothpaste you wont even see it after that
     
  8. bare

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    You rent your place don't you?