I've been using this trick since a couple of years now, I don't know if it's a common practice or maybe even a patented product is available to buy, but i thought i'll share it anyway..
This is a very simple trick to have less cleaning up to do after drilling house (internal) walls..
You might need to drill your wall for any reason, my reason is because houses in this part of the world are generally mason-walled, and drilling-anchor-screw is usually the neatest way. Although most of the time it's rather over-kill (just for hanging picture or painting frames etc), Concrete nails are ugly and usually leaves a bad crack or even chips the plaster (they use very rigid plaster around here).
It keeps my wife, mother, mother-in-law, all happy with the results and how clean i work... :)
p.s. the pictures in this 'ible is kinda overkill, much like the drill-anchor-screw on walls for hanging light stuff..
maybe it's me.. maybe it's just a phase..
Step 1: Tools and Materials
- A piece of paper, A4 or standard magazine size is good.. I always use pages from old magazine or brochures (like in the picture).
- sticky tape. it's better to use masking tape to be sure there'll be no glue residue left on the wall.
Step 2: Action!
Put the paper in landscape, Fold one lower corner up.. sticky tape.. repeat on other side..
sticky tape on top, stick to the wall just under your drill mark...
(huh?? come again??)
well.. see the pictures.. you'll know what i mean..
and a friendly reminder: don't forget to move the "apparatus" to the next drill mark before drilling the next hole..
Sometimes you'll also get very fine dust accumulating around the drill-hole: wipe with wet rags..
Now i don't need to get the vacumcleaner or the mop after each job.. :)