Can you hang a curtain rail on plasterboard?

But did you know that curtains can be installed on internal windows as well? Plasterboard (also known as drywall or gib board), may look solid enough, but it won’t hold a screw, and if you mount a curtain rod improperly, you’ll end up with a sagging curtain and a hole to patch.

How do you fix a curtain pole to a plasterboard wall?

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Quote from Youtube video: After tapping you're fixing into the wall insert the screwdriver in the rotary inserts and turn 90 degrees to the right. This will allow the wings to open at back and secure your grip.

How do you hang curtains on a plasterboard wall?

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Quote from Youtube video: We can go straight through the plaster. And hit our last boards in the back. So I put my screw onto my bracket I'm going to put the screw right onto my mark. And go ahead and drill it. In.

Can you hang curtain rods in drywall?

You’ll need to use plastic wall anchors to provide proper support if you’re installing in drywall. Fasten the brackets to the walls using your drill or screwdriver. Having a hand tool ready often makes this job easier, since it can be hard to use a larger electric drill when mounting curtain rod hardware to the wall.

How do you hang a curtain rod without studs?

If there isn’t a stud, you need to use a drywall anchor and a screw to reinforce your curtain rod brackets. Without a drywall anchor, a screw won’t be able to hold the weight of your curtain rod. You risk pulling the brackets out of the wall and causing further wall damage.

How do you fix heavy objects to plasterboard?


  1. Use a flat drill bit to drill a hole in the plasterboard. Top tip – for a dot and dab or double depth plasterboard, use our undercutting tool.
  2. Use a hammer to gently tap the fixing into the drilled hole. …
  3. Use a screwdriver to turn the cam and open the wings for super grip strength.

Will no nails hold curtain rails?

No More Nails is not bad but there is no glue in the world that will stick up curtain poles because the substrate will give even if the glue doesn’t.

What anchors to use in plaster walls?

Plastic wall anchors, Molly Bolts or Toggle Bolts? Plastic wall anchors don’t work with lath and plaster walls. Instead, use plaster anchors made of metal like a molly bolt or a toggle bolt. Be sure to use one that’s long enough to get behind the plaster and lath.

Can you screw into dot and dab?

A lot of folk think you can’t use expanding metal anchors on a dot & dab wall but you absolutely can. You just need to make your initial hole deep enough that the anchor can be fully inserted prior to opening it up using a setting tool.

Can you dot and dab on top of plasterboard?

Yes, but the first board must be properly secured to the wall, or else they’ll both be no good.

Is my wall stud or dot and dab?

if you go along the wall tapping it with your knuckle you will hear a change in the noise where it is supported. If these places are at regular intervals (400 – 450mm) and run in a line from the ceiling to the floor then they are studs. If they are random it could be dot and dab.

How do you DOB and dab on plasterboard?

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Quote from Youtube video: So I would do taking my spirit level. And mark your feet in by top and bottom. And do the same to the sides marked on the floor.

Do you skim over dot and dab?

The dot and dab method fixes the boards to the wall and then they are skimmed over. This project with explain the dot and dab technique, also known as direct bond plaster boarding, including important tips to ensure that you get a great and level wall.

Can you dot and dab with 9mm plasterboard?

In order for your dot and dab to be successful, your plasterboard needs to be at least 10mm, but ideally would be more like 12.5 or 15 mm.

Is Dry lining the same as plasterboard?

Plasterboard is attached to create a smooth surface. You may have heard of plastering, which is a similar, yet slower process we will explain later, but dry lining is both quicker and uses specialist materials that can save time and money. Dry lining requires less water than plastering, hence the term ‘dry’ lining.

Does dry lining cause damp?

Your builder is correct, in that dry lining historic walls can present problems. Foremost of these is the potential for condensation to form within the walls thickness or behind the new dry lining.

Why do you use foil backed plasterboard?

Foil Backed Plasterboard utilises a thin foil backing to provide excellent vapour resistance. The foil acts as a powerful barrier that limits moisture diffusion and prevents creeping damp. This makes it ideal for use in roofs, decks and walls.