There is nothing better than a freshly painted room, is there?
Just in case painting is on your to-do list, I thought I’d share a quick tip that may apply to your project:
How to paint over those blue plastic wall anchors that we all use.
While they serve a great function, they don’t make painting a wall very easy when they aren’t going to be used again.
Perhaps you plan on putting that picture or shelf in a different spot after you have fresh paint on the walls. If so, how do you remove the anchors?
Answer: You don’t.
What you want to do first is gently hammer the anchor into the wall further so that the rim is flush with the wall.
Be careful not to damage your wall. You will probably see a slight indentation from the hammer, but that can be fixed at the same time.
The key is to get the anchor into the wall deep enough. You should not be able to feel it if you rub your hand across the wall.
The next step is to spackle it. Be sure to fill the hole completely.
Rather than try to fill it and have a smooth top layer even with the wall in one application, it is best to do it in two applications.
Fill the hole, let it dry, then apply the final layer smoothing it out to be even with the wall.
There will be no protrusions from the anchor, and that the spackle is an even finish.
After it is dry, sand the excess spackle off.
It is now time to paint!
…and one invisible blue anchor.
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you stick around.