(Closed) Question about filling wall holes

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

hrm… i would use a drywall anchor just in case 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think you will probably have to move the whole thing, at least so it is not touching the previous hole at all. Spackle fills holes, but it doesn’t bring the strength back so the spot is kind of a dud now. Are you using anchors? Those can help big time, and sometimes if you get an anchor thats larger than the previous hole size it will work. 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

Agree about the anchors.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

If you are just putting it straight into drywall and not a stud, it is definetly wise to use the anchors.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park

You’re going to have to move the whole thing. Even with anchors, spackle won’t be able to hold up the edge of the newer whole, the entire thing will just give in. I’d move it slightly up or down, or to the left or right and just avoid the hole entirely

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would definitely aim for studs with shelves/anything that will carry a load – no matter how light.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

Just a side note..if you do go with drywall anchors(the expanding kind) make sure to push them through the wall and not try to pull them out if you want to move it later on.  My stepmom tried to pull it through the wall and left a big hole! lol

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