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Wallmates

Supplier: ITW Proline

Wallmates are ideal for hanging items such as paintings, picture frames, light weight brackets and fittings.

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Wallmates are self drilling plasterboard anchors, available in zinc or nylon and are suitable for attaching light weight fittings to hollow wall materials such as plasterboard, thin wall panelling and ceiling boards.

It has a Phillips recessed head, a tapered body, large widely spread spiral thread and a self drilling point. The snap away point which allows the use of any length screw /hook (Zinc 8 gauge, Nylon 6-7gauge). Wallmates hold up too 10kg in plasterboard.

Wallmates can also be used in other cavity wall materials, eg. chipboard /MDF by pre-drilling a 6.5mm diameter pilot hole before installing.

Zinc Wallmate

Load: Light

Features: Self Drilling, All metal body, Screw can be removed without losing anchor, Centre drill point enables straight fix, Will not shrink or degrade due to , UV exposure,

Material thickness: 5-10mm

Screws Gauge: 8g

Materials: Zinc die cast

Nylon Wallmate

Load: Light

Features: Non Conductive, Self Drilling, Screw can be removed without losing anchor, Centre drill point enables straight fix

Material thickness: 5-10mm

Screws Gauge: 6-7g

Materials: Reinforced Nylon

How to use

  • The installation of both Zinc and Nylon Wallmate remains the same. The differences are that the Zinc Wallmate takes an 8g screw and the Nylon Wallmate takes a 6g-7g screw. Zinc Wallmate has a snap-away point and the Nylon Wallmate has a push away point.
  • Insert Phillips No. 2 screwdriver anchor drive recess at top of Wallmate. Firmly push self-drilling point to the surface. Turn  Wallmate into plasterboard, slowly the thread will carve into the plasterboard. Continue turning until flush with surface.
  • Locate correct gauge screw through hole in material being fixed (e.g Bracket) and drive screw slowly into centre of Wallmate till tight and flush.
  • Do not over tighten. As this will turn Wallmate in plasterboard boring out hole and destroying holding grip.

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