This week while my husband and I were working on our master bathroom remodel, we needed to hang new light fixtures over our bathroom vanity, but unfortunately there were no wall studs where we needed the vanity lights to go. What to do?
Well, we knew that we needed a style of drywall anchor or a Toggle/ Molly bolt, so we headed (once again) to our local Lowe’s home improvement store. Here were faced with multiple styles of drywall anchors, but we chose the SnapSkru Self-Drilling Drywall Anchors.
The SnapSkru Self-Drilling Drywall Anchors were not available as singles, we had to buy a package of twenty, but to my surprise the bag has a zip style closure to keep these together for our future use. SnapSkru Self-Drilling Drywall Anchors are considered “High Performance Anchors”. and they come in a variety of sizes. We purchased the number 8 size, which measure 1 1/2 inches in length.
The last time we used drywall anchors was when we put up new towel bars a couple years ago, and we had to drill a hole in our sheet-rock first, then insert the anchors – they opened up on the other side of the wall and made the anchor we needed. Unfortunately, they also left a silver colored disc on our walls (which of course is covered up, but it is there).
I feel the SnapSkru Self-Drilling Drywall Anchors are a much better choice! These are plastic and look like screws, they even have a Phillip’s Head style head, so they are easy to screw into a wall using an electric drill. True to their claim, you do not need to drill a hole in the wall first! This saves time and energy. Our walls are almost white, and when the plastic portions are flush on the wall, they blended in well, hardly noticeable. To install, you simply press the tip of the SnapSkru anchor into the drywall with a Phillips head screwdriver. Drive the anchor until it is flush with your wall.
Once the plastic portion is in the wall, you place the item you want to attach against the wall, and insert the #8 sheet metal screw (included). Tighten the screw until your item is tight against the wall, and the anchors will make a popping sound indicating you have correctly installed the drywall anchors. The open end of the white portion of the anchor opens up and holds your items in place securely.
SnapSkru Self-Drilling Drywall Anchors come in three different sizes. 3/8″ will hold up to 57 pounds, the 1/2″ holds up to 79 pounds, and the largest 5/8″ holds up to 135 pounds. These are easy to use and make an excellent choice for anchoring items in your drywall. They are easy enough that a 54 year old female can use them herself!