Introduction: Fixing Ceiling Holes Made by Drywall Anchors
Curtains and blinds are often attached to the ceiling with plastic anchors. This Instructable provides a technique for removing and patching the resulting hole on stipple ceilings.
Step 1: Supplies
Rotary Tool with rounded grinding attachment
Plastic bottle (cut in half)
Latex glove (or similar)
Step 2: Cover and Grind Out Anchor
Cover anchor with half bottle and then use rotary tool to grind out the plastic.
Step 3: Smooth Out Ceiling Hole
Use rotary tool to remove any remaining plastic and smooth out edges in the resulting hole.
Step 4: Remove Dust and Plastic Particles
Use a damp cloth to remove any drywall dust or plastic bits.
Step 5: Fill Hole With Crack Filler
Squeeze crack filler into ceiling hole. Cover completely, slightly overfilling the hole.
Step 6: Dab the Crack Filler
Dab the filled crack to approximate the ceiling stipple and completely cover the hole.
Step 7: Dry and Paint If Necessary
Allow crack filler to dry and then paint if necessary.
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