How do I use a wall anchor?

Answer ChoosingChoose the correct anchor for the type of wall where you will use it and the weight of the object that will hang from the anchor. Drywall, plaster and masonry walls all require different ki... Read More »

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Wall Anchor Types?

Wall anchors support picture frames, artwork, shelving, mirrors and other wall hangings when there is no framing stud available in a hollow wall. They are also necessary in certain solid walls, lik... Read More »

How do I uninstall a wall anchor?

Remove the ScrewTwist the screw counterclockwise in the plastic anchor using a screwdriver, extracting it slowly so you don't damage the wall. Take it out completely so you are left with just the f... Read More »

How do I remove a wall anchor?

Toggle BoltsPlace a screwdriver or socket wrench onto the bolt head. Unscrew the bolt until it retracts enough to fall into the wall cavity. Cover the hole with joint compound or plaster as neede... Read More »

How do I use a wall anchor screw?

Threaded Drywall AnchorsThreaded drywall anchors, also known as wall anchor screws, spread out behind the drywall to anchor a screw used to hold a heavy object. They are designed to be used in holl... Read More »