- Eye Protection
- Dust Mask
- Flathead Screwdriver
- Drywall Putty
- Drywall Spatula
- Wet/Dry Vacuum
1. Find a drill bit big enough to carve out the inside of the drywall anchor. We used a 13/16 drill bit. Hint: You must use a drill bit made for metal. When in doubt, use a larger drill bit.
2. Drill out the middle of the drywall anchor. Hint: You should always wear eye protection when using power tools.
3. The flange should pop out when using a flathead screwdriver. If it does not, use a larger drill bit.
5. Fill the holes with drywall putty and scrape off excess. Allow to dry for approximately 24 hours. Hint: The putty inside the hole takes a longer time to dry, so while it may seem dry on the outside, it probably isn't.
6. Sand the drywall putty and apply a second coat. Allow to dry (this will take less time than before) and sand again. Hint: You should definitely wear a dust mask for this step.