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Curtain Pole Hanger Wont Fix to Plasterboard

Postby OllieJones » Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:31 pm

Hi Guys, recently joined the forum and love how much info is here.

I have recently decorated my dining room and have come to the last job - fitting a new curtain pole and I am having a complete nightmare.

Every other room in the house I have used the metal self-drive plaster board fixings, so I didnt think the dining room would be any different. However, I started driving the fixing and the plaster and the fixing just seem to spin and didnt bite into the plaster board. I then tried to remove the fixing and it just came straight out, pulling some of the plaster with it. I have attached a photo of the damage - to say the Mrs wasn't impressed is an understatement. LOL

So now I have two problems, I need to fix my curtains back up and fix the hole - with something strong enough to support a heavy curtain. Every idea i've been given so far is just to fix the wall with a 'quick fix' nothing substantial enough to support the curtain, or how to fix it.

Any help would be great. Many thanks in advance.
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Gorilla Glue heavy duty grab adhesive

Postby welsh brickie » Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:13 pm

mix some dry wall adhesive and fill the hole first. Leave 24 hours to set then drill the hole and use a rawplug and screw to fix it
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