REPAIR LOOSE DRYWALL ANCHORS

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Here is an easy fix for loose drywall anchors.

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Step 1: TYPES OF ANCHORS

This quick fix will work on the straight in type of wall anchors in the first picture. It will not work on the ones that expand behind the walls.

Step 2: INSTALLING a WALL ANCHOR

Of the straight in types of wall anchors, this one is perhaps the most secure. With any of this type, installation is usually to poke a small hole and either tap or screw in the anchor.

Step 3: INSTALL THE REASON FOR THE ANCHOR

I'm showing a coat hook. This method can be used for any wall hanging for which an expandable anchor was NOT used: bathroom towel bars, toilet paper holders, pictures, or any type of hook like the one shown.

Step 4: JARFOLD, WE HAVE a PROBLEM

Oh, oh, the anchor has pulled out of the wall. What do we do?

Step 5: USE EXPANDABLE GLUE

Gorilla Glue and similar products expand when drying and is used a lot in furniture making for that reason: to get tighter joints. If you glob this stuff on the anchor and put the anchor back in the same hole (you might have to use some painter's tape to hold it in place) and let it dry....

Step 6: VOILA!

Let it dry overnight. Now you can hang something heavy on it.

Step 7: HOPE YOU FOUND THAT INFORMATIVE

Of course, if the hole is way beyond the ability of the glue to expand, or if the sheetrock is so damage a patch has to be made, or a host of other reasons this cannot be done, then you have to rethink the solution. My motto: I never have a PROBLEM, I only have a CHALLENGE!

Hope you enjoyed. Comments are always welcomed. I'll enter this in the STICK IT CONTEST and see what happens.

KJ

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gravityisweak

1 year ago

I'll have to try this. My toilet paper roll doesnt want to stay stuck to the wall. It's good for normal use but changing the roll over time is what it hates. My thought was maybe mounting the roll to a small rectangle of wood and attaching the wood to a stud.

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Kink Jarfoldgravityisweak

Reply 1 year ago

Hi, GIW, The TP holder is the first thing I tried this on. I used lots of Gorilla glue. Make sure you let it dry over night. I've also done the block of wood route, but I cut decorative 45s on each corner, routed the edge and stained it and made it look pretty. Good luck.

KJ

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Thorondor95

1 year ago

You broke my concentration at the end...

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puddnheadwilson

1 year ago on Step 7

Great solution for a perennial problem. Thanks for sharing!