Asked on Jun 24, 2013

Towel bar removal

Marion NesbittTrixie63BBB


How do you remove ceramic towel bars from walls-is there a clip or mounting hardware behind it?
7 answers
  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jun 24, 2013

    Look for a recessed hole that has a set screw or allen head bolt. In many cases the decorative part is "hung" from a backer plate that is screwed to the wall.

  • Stacy
    on Jun 24, 2013

    Mine have the recessed hole on the bottom and have a small set screw. Once loosened the piece will come right off exposing a bracket which is screwed to the wall.

  • Sheila D
    on Jun 25, 2013

    The newer models have the recessed screws, not seeing anything on these. My guess is it's going to be chisel and HAMMER! That will relieve some of the stress that goes with moving, packing and unpacking....Thanks

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jun 25, 2013

    A hammer is one way ....but it does not leave much for a re-install.

  • BBB
    on Mar 16, 2015

    Had the same issue. Used a hammer .....I had no visible way to remove the towel bar and then I replaced it with a new satin nickel one. Try not to damage the drywall.

  • Trixie63
    on Feb 9, 2016

    I bought a shelf and put it right on top of the towel bar which was tiled into the wall and so basically just hid it!

  • Marion Nesbitt
    on Feb 9, 2016

    If it isn't set into a tiled wall, there should be a screw you can remove as suggested above. Good luck.

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