Whats the best way to remove plastic wall anchors from drywall?
I want to minimize the mess and fill the holes before painting. A: To achieve a great repair, you’ll need three things: a 100 mm wide drywall knife (it looks like a wide putty knife), a sponge sanding block and a small tub of drywall repair compound. Begin work by pounding the anchor and any frazzled drywall slightly below the wall surface using the round end of your drywall knife. You need to create a slight crater in the entire area of repair. There’s no need to remove the anchor unless it’s obviously easy to pull out. Next, fill the hole and crater completely with drywall compound, plus an additional thin skiff of compound that sits slightly proud of the surface. Let the compound dry completely. It usually takes 12 to 24 hours, depending on humidity and temperature. Typical drywall compound shrinks as it hardens, so you might have a dimple or small amount or cracking at this stage. Sand the repair zone so all compound is removed from the wall surface. If the compound doesn’t form dr