How to Install Toilet Paper Holder Without Screws

The toilet paper holder installation is probably one of the most stressful things you will have to do in your house. While it might seem like a simple process, there are some common mistakes that people make while installing their toilet paper holders. To avoid these mistakes, let’s look at the right way to install a toilet paper holder without screws.

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Guide to Install Toilet Paper Holder Without Screws

You will be needed:

  1. Toilet Paper Holder
  2. Good glue (Adhesive to be sure the toilet paper holder is compatible with the wall material).
  3. Spackle & Paintbrush (for uneven or lumpy spots)

Step 1

You will need to find a spot on the wall where you will have space for the toilet paper holder. It is easiest if it is perpendicularly located as that won’t take up too much room when installed.

Step 2

If there are noticeable bumps, lumps, or uneven spots (such as nails) in your walls, you should use spackle first and smooth out this problem with a paintbrush before proceeding further so no holes are left behind.

Step 3

Apply good glue to the bottom of your toilet paper holder and allow it to dry for 20 minutes before sticking it onto the wall.

Step 4

Finally, fill in any uneven spots with spackle if needed and paint over them afterward.

Alternative: Using Two Different Types of Toilet Paper Holders

I am always looking for an easy way to install a toilet paper holder without screws. I had read that you can simply just put the holder on the wall and it will hold itself in place. However, I could not find any good effective DIY how-to articles on this so I did some research and found out that there are 2 ways to do this.

1. Using Self Adhesive Toilet Paper Holder

A self-adhesive toilet paper holder is ideal for those who are unable to install their preferred type of fixings. This type of holder attaches itself with no screws or drilling required and saves lots of headaches because it doesn’t damage the wall surprising you in the process!

Self Adhesive Toilet Paper Holder

Installation Process

Do not need to drill, just scrape the installing surface (which must be a slick surface, such as ceramic tile, metal surface, glasses, etc.) and dry it. If it’s a new ceramic tile, wipe it clean with alcohol and peel off the protective layer in the back and place it on the wall; it’ll take a few seconds to push. To assure, rest it for 24 hours.

Note: Limestone walls, wallpaper, and painted walls are not suitable for a self-adhesive toilet paper holder.

2. Using Toilet Paper Holder Stand

Toilet paper holder stands are a good option for both of the previous methods, as it saves you time and money! It also won’t require any glues, screws, drills, or other tools. You can put it just beside the toilet seat.

Toilet Paper Holder Stand

Commonly, most of the toilet paper holder stands do not have a lid or cover so, it needs to be placed a little far from water resources but put around the place that can make you comfortable and easy to reach. There are many different designs and sizes of toilet paper holder stand in the market. Just pick one that fits you and your purpose.

Frequently Asked Question

Where To Mount Toilet Paper Holder

Toilet paper holders should be mounted between 26 and 30 inches off the ground. If using the Toilet Paper Holder Stand, it should be at a maximum far from the floor, as this will prevent people from tripping over and falling.


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