How to re-hang a fallen hand railing on plaster walls?
January 6, 2006 11:26 AM Subscribe
How to re-hang a fallen hand railing on real plaster walls?
posted by kdern to Home & Garden (30 answers total)
My house is about 65 years old, with plaster walls. The railing going up the stairs was attached to the wall in 2 places with screws and plastic anchors. (Actually, the railing was attached to brackets, which attached to oval, wood "plaques", which were attached to the walls). The other day, as I walked up the steps, one end of the railing fell off the wall.
What's left now is the "plaque" and bracket that held up one end of the railing (at the top of the stairs). Halfway down the stairs is a big circle where the other "plaque" was. This circle is filled with crumbly plaster. The railing was only the length of half the stairs - there's a banister going the rest of the way.
Ideally I think I'd want to rehang the railing in the same place - using the bracket that's still up, and rehanging the old one where it was, covering up this whole. I have all the tools one would need but zero experience with plaster walls.
What do you suggest?