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Plaster Plugs coming out of the wall

  • 13-09-2022 9:21pm
    Registered Users Posts: 468 ✭✭

    Hoping for some tips here. I was trying to put up an ikea floating shelf onto a plasterboard wall yesterday. I bought the metal screw in plaster plugs and although they chip the paint like mad, they seemed solid. I put the screw in and set the floating shelf onto those. All was well until I pushed the shelf down gently to fully click it onto the screws.

    Cue the whole lot just falling out of the wall. It seemed like the plaster was crumbly and the plugs dragged fibreglass with them.

    Question is.. should I have done anything differently or is the plaster just too soft?