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Curtain fixing - plaster wall

Postby sween » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:23 am

I know this is very similar to other topics in here but there are loads of different answers so thought I'd give a precise description.

I fixed up curtains to the plaster wall in my flat a couple of weeks ago. The fixings are a hook on which you lay the curtain rod. Each hook has two screws that secure them to the wall - a long one and a shorter one. The longer one had a rawl plug in it.

Unfortunately, the plaster crumbled away from the screw fixings on one hook and the curtain rod just fell down. The fixing on the other end seems okay for now.

My landlady suggested filling the hole with polyfilla and screwing the screw back in with a rawl plug. I have my doubts as to whether this will work as the plaster around the filler will be pretty crumbly. I will try it, but would like to know if there are any more reliable solutions first!

Please help!
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Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby stoneyboy » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:39 pm

You need to drill deeper and fix into lintol above the window which will be either concrete or steel.
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Postby januspilot » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:41 am

Try using the DrylinePro fixing. This will work great assuming that your walls are dot and dab which is what it sounds like.
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Postby bd3cc » Mon Oct 19, 2009 9:15 pm

How old is the property?
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