March 29

How You Can Remove Towel Bar with no Screws

You are upgrading your bathroom to give it a new look and you are wondering how you are going to remove your old towel bar. Well, the good thing is that you can do it yourself. What if your bathroom towel bar has no screws? How are you going to remove it? There are a couple of ways on how to remove a towel bar with no screws.

Before you set out to remove your towel bar, first make sure that you know how it has been mounted so that you don’t end up damaging your bathroom walls. Here is how you can go about it.

Make Sure There Are no Hidden Compartments

When trying to remove your towel bar, the first thing to do is to check it thoroughly to ensure that it has no hidden compartments. Sometimes you might not see any screws because they are hidden. If you forcefully try to detach the towel bar from your wall without checking for any screws, you might cause damage to the walls. 

Find Out How it’s Attached

Finding the way your bar is attached to the wall will make it easy for you to remove it. If it’s not mounted using screws, then it means that something else has been used to mount it. This is what you need to find out. In cases where towel bars are not mounted using screws, two-way tapes or glue is usually used. 

Two Way Tape Removal

Towel bars that are attached using two-way tapes are easier to remove as compared to those that are attached using glue. It’s even easier when the bar is attached on tiles. However, you must be careful in case your bathroom wall is not tiled and is painted. If you don’t remove the towel rack with a lot of care, then you will damage the paint on your bathroom wall. If your bathroom wall is tiled, just pull off the tape that has been used to attach the bar.

Towel Bars Attached with Glue

If your towel bar was attached to your wall using glue, then you will have a hard time trying to remove it. However, this does not mean that you shouldn’t go ahead to remove it. All you have to do is to be careful so that you don’t break the bar while you are pulling it off. Here is how you can go about it.

  • Pull off the bar from its end.
  • You can insert a flat tool between the wall and the bar ends. The bar will come of the walls easily.
  • After the bar has come off the wall completely, you can then remove the rest of the gue from your wall. 

What to do after the Towel Bar is off

It’s obvious that the wall area underneath your bar will not be as smooth as the rest of the wall. To make it smooth, you will have to sand it. You will then need to patch your wall to seal any whole that might have been left on your wall. You can buy peel-and-paste mesh from a hardware store near you.

What If Your Wall has a Texture?

Sometimes the whole process of removing your towel bar from your bathroom wall may leave your wall with a different texture. Maybe the color of the wall area underneath your towel bar might have changed and is now different from the rest of your bathroom. In this case, you will need to repaint that area so that it can match with the rest of your bathroom.


Now you have seen how to remove towel rack from wall without any difficulty. You can then go ahead and install that new towel bar that has caught your eye. You can choose to install the new towel rack in the same place as the one you have just removed. If you like, you can also attach it on a different spot on your bathroom. 

You have seen how easy it is to remove a bathroom towel bar with no screws as compared to those with screws. Towel racks that are attached with screws will need you to have tools like screw drivers and even a hammer. As a result, when installing your new bathroom towel bar, go for one with no screws so that you can have an easy time removing it in the future. 

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Posted March 29, 2021 by Brent Wright in category "Blog