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Removing Rawl Plugs :: Posted by: Admin on March 27th, 2012

Rawlplugs : Removing Them

What is a Rawlplug ?

A Rawlplug (often referred to as a raw plug) is a small plastic or fibre insert used for fixing screws into masonry for example. It gets its name from the british engineer who invented it Mr Rawlings

Old Rawlplugs Left in the wall

When you come to either paint or wallpaper your walls and you have some old rawl plugs in the wall, it is important not to fill over them.

Not filling over the end of the plug is important, thus not leaving a big lump in the wall or under your paper.

Removing Rawlplugs

There are a couple options you could use for this problem.

You could, put a screw into the rawl plug (only a few threads) then use either a claw hammer or pliers to pull out the rawl plug. However, if the rawl plugs are a very tight fit there is a risk of pulling some of the wall off with the plug. Another option could be to just cut the tops off of the rawlplugs and then fill the hole leaving the plug in the wall, a knife or scrapper can be used to take off the top of the rawlplug.

A quick video demonstration

Below is a quick video showing you how to remove a Rawl plug.

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