You are updating your bathroom, and want to get rid of that old towel bar that is irritating you for so long. But, you are wondering how you are going to get it removed. You don’t see any screws that you can just untie to get the towel bar removed and replaced.
The good news is that there are a couple of ways that you can still remove the bar, even if there aren’t any screws on it. You just need to make sure that you know how to find how it is mounted and how to remove it without damaging the wall. This is everything you need to know about how to remove the towel bar without any screws.
Make sure that there aren’t any hidden compartments
You should be careful. You might not see any screws, but they might be hidden. This is the first thing that you should do when you are trying to remove the towel bar. There might be a hidden compartment, that is hiding the screws from plain sight. Meaning that there might be screws, but it is hidden.
So, you should invest the towel bar, to make sure that this isn’t the case. If this is the case, then you know how to remove the bar, and you can continue with removing the screws. Otherwise, you know that there aren’t any screws and you can continue searching for ways to remove the bar correctly.
Try finding the way the bar is mounted on the wall
Even, if the towel bar isn’t mounted on the wall by screws, it was mounted by something. And, you should find out what. The sooner you find out what was used to mount the towel bar to the wall, the easier it will be to remove it from the wall.
If you don’t make sure what was used, you might have a hard time to get it off. Somethings are really harder to get off than other things. For example, the two-way tape is easier to remove than glue.
Two-way tape removal is easier
With two-way tape, removal is easier. Especially if it was used on tiles. If the two-way tape was used on the wall and paint, it can damage the paint, if you don’t remove it correctly.
The first thing that you can do, is if this is used on tiles. You can just pull off the tape and clean the rest of the tape with paint removal or glue removal. There will not be any damage done to the towel bar or to the tiles. However, with it on the wall, you should be careful not to damage the paint. Throwing some thinners on the tape on the wall will soften the glue and will make it easier to pull off without causing any damage. But, it is essential that you should know that you need to see that two-way tape was used to mount the towel bar to the wall.
Glue can be harder to remove
Depending on the type of glue that was used, it can be really hard to remove the towel bar from the wall. You need to be careful that you don’t break the bar while you are pulling it off. And, you need to know that pulling the bar off, when it was glued on, isn’t a good idea.
There is a special guide that you need to make use of to get the towel rack of when it was glued to the wall and to the tiles. This is to ensure that you don’t damage the bar and that you don’t damage the wall and tiles.
Guide to remove the bar, step by step
It is important that you make sure that you follow this guide if you want to remove the bar, step by step.
- Remove the bar from the ends of the towel rack. This will normally be easy to remove because it isn’t made together. It installs separately.
- Use a flat tool, that you are going to insert between the bar-ends and the wall. Making sure that you have a good grip on the tool. By pulling it away from the wall, you are going to ensure that you are pulling the end bars away from the wall as well. Making pulling it off a lot easier.
- Remove the rest of the glue or two-way tape before you are painting over it.
With this guide, you will get all the information needed to ensure that you are able to remove the bar, step by step. Even if the towel bar doesn’t have screws that you can use to remove the towel bar. But, this doesn’t mean that you can’t now consider upgrades and getting rod of the old, towel bar, and not installing the newer version.