To remove plastic wall anchors, cut off the flat face of the anchor, and push the plastic anchor into the wall with a screwdriver. To cover the hole, fill it with joint compound, sand the surface, and paint over it.Know More
To remove the anchors, you need a utility knife and a screwdriver. To fill the hole, you need joint compound, a putty knife, sandpaper, a small foam brush and interior paint.
Slip a utility knife between the wall and the flat face of the wall anchor. Use a gentle sawing motion to trim off the face of the anchor.
Insert the screwdriver into the plastic wall anchor. Push the anchor into the wall, which prevents a bigger hole from being formed. If you prefer to pull the anchor out, use the screwdriver to pry it out, or unscrew it from the hole.
Wipe the area around the hole with a damp cotton rag. Stir a joint compound, such as Spackle, with a putty knife. Scoop some of the compound onto the putty knife, and spread it back and forth over the hole. Smooth the joint compound with the edge and bottom of the knife.
Once the joint compound is dry, lightly sand the surface, and wipe off the dust with a damp rag. Using a foam brush, apply interior paint.
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