Post # 1
We put a screw in the wall just a little too far to the right of where we meant to put it and the shelf we’re hanging won’t fit. So we took the screw out and filled it with spackle. Now we want to put the screw back in (after it dries completely!), but it will be through some of the filled in hole. It’s going to be holding a small (light) wall shelf, with 2 photo frames on it. Nothing too heavy, but I’m still concerned that it’s not safe to have the screw through some spackle. Is it safe to do this? Or do we need to move the whole thing?
Post # 3
hrm… i would use a drywall anchor just in case 🙂
Post # 4
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 # 6
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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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
I would definitely aim for studs with shelves/anything that will carry a load – no matter how light.
Post # 9
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