Remove a Drywall Screw That Has Missed the Stud

If you try to remove a drywall screw that has missed the stud, it’ll just spin and it won’t come out. Try this putty knife hack!

HH removing drywall screw with a putty knife

Putty Knife Hack

Drywall screwsare very useful. Not only can you use them for their main purpose, but theyre ideal for attaching metal to wood, and many people use them instead of wood screws. Theyre also readily reusable and wont rust, making them exceptionally versatile. However, if you try to remove a drywall screw that has missed the stud, it’ll just spin and it won’t come out. So, to get the screw to back out, stick the edge of a putty knife under the screw’s head and apply some outward pressure as you back out the screw. Viola! It will come right out with not hassle.

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