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Sheetrock repair #8188633 03/02/21 01:09 AM
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This is where boy #2’s towel rack used to be mounted...

I’m good on patching/covering a hole, but how do I reinforce it to be able to support a towel rack again?

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Re: Sheetrock repair [Re: CharlieCTx] #8188641 03/02/21 01:17 AM
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Make a nice decorative backer board with routed edges at least 6” wider than the towel rack and screw that into the wall studs. Mount the towel rack to the decorative board.


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Re: Sheetrock repair [Re: CharlieCTx] #8189204 03/02/21 03:35 PM
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Cut the hole out nice and square, slip a rectangular piece of plywood in the hole, and attach with drywall screws on both sides. Then fill with another piece of drywall all buttered up and finish flush. Finally, sand, dry and paint. New towel rack will drill screws into the plywood and not need a hollow-wall anchor. One day fix!!

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We had the same issue as you after a few years. This is what I did to all the towel rack in our house, plus you can hang more towels on it. I just nailed it to the studs wherever they were. This rack won’t be going anywhere.

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I can never get the texture to match.

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Originally Posted by pdr55
Make a nice decorative backer board with routed edges at least 6” wider than the towel rack and screw that into the wall studs. Mount the towel rack to the decorative board.


^^^^^^^^This right here^^^^^^^

Using this method, you don't even have to worry about patching those holes either. You get that backer board screwed into the studs, you won't need to deal with it again.

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Originally Posted by soonersorlaters
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Make a nice decorative backer board with routed edges at least 6” wider than the towel rack and screw that into the wall studs. Mount the towel rack to the decorative board.


^^^^^^^^This right here^^^^^^^

Using this method, you don't even have to worry about patching those holes either. You get that backer board screwed into the studs, you won't need to deal with it again.

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Patch the holes. Move the rack up or down a few inches and remount.


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Thanks for the suggestions.

I thought of the decorative board cover thing, but the anal part of me would always hear "you just covered the holes" everytime I walked by it, plus I'd have to get the router out, probably don't have a good bit, need to plan for something to go wrong with the staining process and so on... I did look at Lowes/HD for a board already done, but didn't find anything.

I'm going to try Blank's suggestion as I considered that and found a YouTube video of a guy doing the same thing. This will also leave a smaller area having to re-texture/match given most of the patch will be covered by the rack vs moving it up or down.

I'll post a pic of my finished work for your critique.

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Originally Posted by Blank
Cut the hole out nice and square, slip a rectangular piece of plywood in the hole, and attach with drywall screws on both sides. Then fill with another piece of drywall all buttered up and finish flush. Finally, sand, dry and paint. New towel rack will drill screws into the plywood and not need a hollow-wall anchor. One day fix!!


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Originally Posted by bill oxner
That is what I do and stuff like that.


No you don't, you call the "man".


Originally Posted by Superduty
I am still looking for the perfect apron, one with reinforced knee areas would be perfect.

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A few YouTube videos on this topic...

Towel rack drywall repair


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I am still looking for the perfect apron, one with reinforced knee areas would be perfect.

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Blank;s method works. I patched 6 hole in the walls from door knobs making holes in the walls in this house when I bought it. Doesn't take long and they are still holding and probably will be when I am gone. It works


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Originally Posted by Blank
Cut the hole out nice and square, slip a rectangular piece of plywood in the hole, and attach with drywall screws on both sides. Then fill with another piece of drywall all buttered up and finish flush. Finally, sand, dry and paint. New towel rack will drill screws into the plywood and not need a hollow-wall anchor. One day fix!!


Advantage to this technique is it is good for patching larger areas that have been broken or something ran into the wall. Just scale up the size of the square patch. I have used this method several times.

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That is what I do and stuff like that.


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