How do you fix a small hole in the drywall so it will hold a new molly? Long story, but it needs to go back into the exact area where the old hole is. I tried spackle from Home Depot with the blue cover that says “Dust Control” on it. I let it dry for a week and then tried it, but the molly is weak in there.
I can’t use anything deeper than these mollies because there is an electrical service panel on the other side. So those kind where you can anchor by it spreading behind the drywall won’t work cause there isn’t any room for them.
I’m calling them mollies but they look like these plastic anchors:
If spackle isn’t strong enough to do this, how can I repair the hole so it will be able to be strong like drywall so I can put the molly back in there? Is there something else to use? I don’t want to have to replace that part of the drywall, because that sounds drastic and I clear don’t know what I’m doing. I’d appreciate helpful advice.