Ceiling Curtain Rail Fixing Hole Repair and Rehanging Curtain Rail
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Nibbles
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Ceiling Curtain Rail Fixing Hole Repair and Rehanging Curtain Rail

by Nibbles » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:24 am

Hi,

I had great difficulty installing a curtain rail a couple of months ago; in hindsight i may have drilled the original hole slightly too big, and the hole ended up swallowing a couple of raw plugs. I eventually got a self tapping plasterboard raw plug which did the job, that is until that failed also.

I want to repair this and get the curtain rail back up. But as the plasterboard appears to have disappeared, i guess i need to drill it in another place (a couple of inches further along!)

In terms of fixing the hole, im assuming that polyfilla would be fine, which i can then re-paint (it will be behind the curtain so not on show!)?

Also, any idea why this happened? I thought that the auger style raw plug would have held itself firmly in place, so its odd that its come out again.

Any thoughts?

Thanks
Steve

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Re: Ceiling Curtain Rail Fixing Hole Repair and Rehanging Curtain Rail

by cmorales » Thu Jan 21, 2016 12:52 am

Based on your uploaded picture, supposedly you should put the curtail rail in the ceiling if there is a behind steel bar to prevent this damage.

When it comes the damage on a ceiling you should repair o replace the old ceiling.

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