How to Remove Wall Anchors and Patch Holes

It was long overdue, but I finally went through the house and pulled out the wall anchors that had been left behind after removing pictures and towel bars and the like.


I used to just tap them into the wall as is.  But, sometimes the heads on the anchors made a big hole.


After a little research, I learned the trick for removing the anchor heads.  Today, I’m showing you how.

I hope you found this tutorial helpful.

You might also like these inexpensive DIY ideas for artwork, and this formula for how high to hang your pictures.

See you in class,

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  1. Useful information to know. Now, I won’t have to bug my handy-dandy neighbor to help me take out a couple of them. Thank you for sharing this with us!

  2. Hi Terri! How are you doing? So glad I can help!

  3. Oh the holes I made when I pulled old ones out. They were plastic, and I didn’t think to razor blade around the part that was on the outside of the drywall and then push it in; of course, I did it the hard way. ugh! Thanks for the tips. I never use these to install anything because I am so timid about putting such large holes, but now this will be less scary.

  4. I’ve created many holes, too. Love learning new tricks to solve old problems. Happy to share!

  5. Great video! I have the worst holes in some of my walls. I just patch them and hope for the best. I figure it gives the walls a little character! Hope you are enjoying the last bits of this summer. It has gone by so fast!

  6. Great tutorial Sharon…I actually have one of those that I need to remove…so I shall give it a try as you have presented!…

  7. Every homeowner needs to see this post!! Such valuable info!!

  8. That first one was a little stinker! I had no idea how to do this. Great job!

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