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Old 05-27-2012, 07:30 AM   #1
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My living room has quite a few moly's in the wall. Maybe they're called toggles. Little rubber circles inserted into the wall to hang things.

How do I get these out? Somewhere packed away I have a Dremel and would try inserting a tiny screw and pulling them out. Unless there's an easier way.

Also then do I caulk or spackle all these little holes. Sent someone to the store for caulk and they returned empty handed as there were too many choices.

Finally, I may be ready to actually paint.

On a side note. I was shocked at the sample can of paint as it looked almost white, not taupe like the color chip. Is this normal for chips to not be a true representation of a color. I've never painted with colors before so never experienced this.

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I use a stiff putty knife and cut the top off the plastic ones, then lightly tap the rest so it is below the surface- then spackle over it.
Sand the spackle when dry and spot prime it ( can be with your finish paint- but just seal it before painting).

The paint should match the sample- did you give it a stir?

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I usually punch fasteners under the surface too. Trying to pull them out can create more damage than pushing them in. And holes are easy to fix. I find hot mud (dry compound you mix with water) handy for patching over the top. Make sure you use a large enough drywall knife for the compound. Little one will just leave ridges you have to spend too much time sanding. Then at least spot prime and paint.

Color swatches may differ somewhat from the paint depending on how they were stored and also just because they are different coatings. You should not be noticing such a dramatic difference though. When you sample paint dries it should look close to your swatch---not white.
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thanks,

I think I'll take the sample back to the SW paint store just to verify, before I go a shade darker. It had been shaken at the store, just 30 minutes earlier.
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I think I'll take the sample back to the SW paint store just to verify, before I go a shade darker. It had been shaken at the store, just 30 minutes earlier.
You should always stir paint in addition to having it shaken. If after you stirred it it still looked way lighter and whiter than the chip? It doesn't happen often but it might have been mistinted and part of the formula got overlooked. Check it before you leave the store again.
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thanks.

The harder I try to make this project perfect the more trouble I have.

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