Wall Plugs for Plasterboard
When trying to use fixing to plasterboard, drywall or hollow wall, this requires special wall plugs for plasterboard. Not all wall plugs are suitable. Our AllPlug wall plug is a multipurpose product suitable for use in both solid walls and hollow walls. It outperforms other hollow wall anchors providing a stronger hold.
The AllPlug universal wall plug works like a normal wall plug in solid materials. When used on a plasterboard, drywall or hollow wall, the AllPlug works with a twisting grab action. The video below shows how the AllPlug twisting grab action works.
The hollow wall anchor video demonstration can be also seen on https://youtu.be/U7FoXTgAOog?t=297
Advantage of AllPlug
There are several advantages of using AllPlug.
- Provides stronger hold than competitor wall plugs for plasterboard
- Requires a smaller hole than competitor drywall anchors which means less weakness on the plasterboard & also less patch up work if the item is removed.
- Easier to remove compared to competitor hollow wall fixings
- Larger anti-rotation fins compared to competitor wall plugs for plasterboard.
- Can also be used in solid substrates like brick, concrete, tile, stone & hollow brick
- Easy to use
- Suitable for use with most screws
How to use
As shown in the video, AllPlug works with the screw pulling in the other end of the plasterboard wall plug with a twisting action & grabbing the other side of the plasterboard. For this to happen the most important point is to make sure the hole being drilled in the plasterboard / drywall / hollow wall is not too big. AllPlug plasterboard fixing have larger anti-rotation fins compared to competitor products but if the hole drilled is too big, then the wall plug will keep rotating or spinning in the hole instead of the twisting grab action taking place on the other side of the plasterboard. The screw will rotate but not go into the wall plug if the wall plug starts rotating.
Once the correct size hole has been drilled in the plasterboard, gently push the wall plug in until the surface of the plasterboard is in line with the depth stop lip.
AllPlugs come with screws suitable for use with the drywall anchors but longer screws can be used as well. If using a different size screws, the screw end needs to be able to be longer than the item being fixed + plasterboard depth + full length of AllPlug for the tip of the screw to grab the other end on the plasterboard fixing & create the twisting grab action.
The screw will continue to rotate even when it is fully screwed into the wall plug & the twisting grab action has taken place. This is normal.
How to remove
To remove the wall plug, unscrew the screw until the tip is screwed into the wall plug head only. Gently pull the screw until the wall plug comes out. The hole can be filled in with several items including decorators caulk.
AllPlug plasterboard fixings are available in the following sizes:
6mm is available in tubs of 100 wall plugs & 100 screws
8mm is available in tubs of 50 wall plugs & 50 screws.
For the record breaking adhesive sealant see the Adiseal page.
Frequently Asked Questions
The AllPlug plasterboard wall plug / hollow wall anchor / drywall anchor fixing is designed so that the tip of the screw twists & pulls in the wall plug on the other side of the plasterboard. For this to happen, the wall plug needs to stay in place & not rotate in the hole. If the hole is too big, the anti-rotation fins will not be able to keep the wall plug in place. A new correct sized hole will be required.
To remove the wall plug, unscrew the screw until the tip of the screw is screwed into the wall plug head only. Gently pull the screw until the wall plug comes out.
The screws suitable for AllPlug are included in the tubs but different sized screws can be used. The screw length needs to be a minimum of item depth + plasterboard depth + wall plug length. This is so that the tip can screw into the end of the wall plug & cause the twisting pull action on the other size of the plasterboard.