When a towel bar in a bathroom isn’t attached directly to studs, it can often pull loose from the wall over time. To repair a loose towel bar:

  1. Remove the exiting towel bar from the wall.
  2. Widen the holes in the wall to accept toggle bolts.
  3. Insert the toggle bolts in the holes in the wall.
  4. Tighten up the toggle bolts using a screwdriver.
  5. Reattach the towel bar on the hanging hardware.

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Further Information


When a towel bar won’t stay put because it isn’t mounted into the studs, one of the best solutions is a toggle bolt. First, insert the bolt through the mounting hole in the bar, and then thread on the spring loaded toggle. You may have to open up the hole in the wall a bit to accept the toggle before you squeeze it together and push it through.

Once the toggle opens up inside the wall, put a little outward pressure on the bolt as you begin to tighten it, in no time it will tighten up to hold the bar securely.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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