Pulled out screws can be really annoying. They can make cabinet handles wiggly and leave your closet messed up with no way to fix it. Or is there a way to fix it? Today I'm going to show you how I fixed this problem with the help of my Dad.
Hope you like this tutorial!
Step 1: Materials
For a pulled out screw in wood you will need:
1. Matchsticks - preferably already burnt out to avoid fire hazard
2. A drill, combo bit, or whatever you use to drill in the screw.
5. Elmers glue
For a pulled out screw in metal you will need:
1. A plastic container you can cut up- like the ones from the grocery store
2. E6000 glue
3. Drill, combo bit, or other
5. An Awl
Step 2: Fixing Pulled Out Screws in Wood
1. Put Elmer's glue in the hole where the screw got stripped, and stick in one matchstick
2. Cut the matchstick to the level of the wooden surface
3. Place the screw where it should go and drill it in.
It should work!
If you need more to have it stay, put more matchsticks in!
Step 3: Fixing Pulled Out Screws in Metal
1. Cut a strip of plastic such that it covers the stripped holes.
2. Cover one side of the plastic in E6000 glue and stick it over the holes
3. Poke small holes in the plastic with the awl
4. Place the screw there and drill!
I guarantee that you will be surprised with how great the results are!
Thanks for reading my tutorial, and let me know if you have any questions or comments!
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