Large hole in wall from floating shelf

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Old 12-24-20, 03:06 PM
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Large hole in wall from floating shelf

I just cleaned my bathroom and saw that one of the floating shelves, which my landlord installed when I moved in 2 years ago, was hanging a bit lower. I moved my hairspray to the side, and saw that there was a hole in the wall. Is there any way I can fix it myself with the DAP Drydex kit for example? In addition to fixing the hole, I would have to try to get some mounting strips to attach the shelf back to the wall (which I won't be using). Just don't want my landlord to keep my deposit once I move out due to the hole. Any help on this topic is greatly appreciated.

 

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Old 12-24-20, 04:21 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

You had too much weight on it.
You can't just spackle that hole.
You'll need to remove the shelf first to fix the hole.

See if you can remove the shelf.
There may be a cap or plug in that round fastener with a screw slot behind it.

Ultimately..... the best repair would be to replace whatever fastener your landlord used with a toggle.
 
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Thanks for the fast reply!
So can I use the DAP Drydex kit after I removed the shelf, to fix the hole? Just want to have everything ready before I start with this.
 
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Old 12-24-20, 05:09 PM
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Yes.... that DAP product will work.

You just need to fill the bulk of the hole. You can leave the top open if you are going to use toggles to rehang it. The shelf will be located back in the same spot so it will cover the hole.
 
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