Remove the Dowel from the Wall

Those who want to renovate or move out of their flat often face the problem that drilled holes have to be removed with dowels. There are a few simple and quick ways to get a dowel out of the wall and then fill the hole. Here we show you how it works.

 

Remove the dowel with pliers and a screw

Remove dowel with pliers and screw
Remove dowel with pliers and screw

 

Another easy way to pull a dowel out of the wall is with a screw and pliers. You screw a screw into the plug until it is slightly tight and then pull the plug out with the pliers on the screw.

 

You can buy a pair of pliers here.

Remove the plug with a pair of needle-nose pliers

Remove the plug with a pair of needle-nose pliers
Remove the plug with a pair of needle-nose pliers

 

It is also quick and easy with a needle-nosed pliers. With the needle-nose pliers you grip between wall and dowel, for this you have to exert some pressure to be able to grip the dowel correctly. If you have the dowel firmly in the pliers, it can simply be pulled out.

 

You can buy a pair of pointed pliers here.

Dowel disappear

Dowel disappear
Dowel disappear

 

If nothing helps and the anchor simply does not want to come out of the wall, there is still the last possibility. Screw a suitable screw lightly into the plug and knock the plug deeper into the wall with a hammer. The plug should then disappear completely into the wall.

 

Once the plug has been removed, the hole can simply be filled with putty. The hole can be closed very quickly and easily with a ready-to-use putty knife. You can buy ready-made putty here cheaply.