Removing raw/wall plugs from plasterboard


Postby wshekyls-young » Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:27 pm

Hi, I would like to re-decorate a room with a plasterboard wall that has loads of raw/wall plugs. Is there a best practice for removing these so I can fill before starting to decorate?

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Postby thedoctor » Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:25 pm

Turn an ordinary screw in a few turns until it "bites" on the plug, then pull on the screw to pull the plug out.
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Postby wshekyls-young » Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:34 pm

Thanks, so just like a normal wall. I thought that due to the way plugs in plasterboard were designed to grip, this might rip large chunks of plaster off?
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Postby marrtin » Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:28 pm

It depends what type of plug they are. You may find they won't come out, so get something slightly smaller than the head of the plug to act as a punch, and knock the plug into the cavity.
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