I am trying to remove a current curtain rail and it’s fitting. However once I remove the initial pole and fitting stay I am left with a stud for which there is no apparent attachment method and a plate which seems to have no movement. Any ideas how to remove this with minimal damage? Adding a picture of how it looks following comments to show closeness to wall.
The plate is a cover that can be removed, revealing the screws that hold the fitting to the wall.
Some fittings that look like this have a slot or small hole on the rim. You must press a small screwdriver or awl into the hole, releasing an internal catch.
Usually, though, there is no slot, and the cover is held by a spring action. You simply pry it straight off with a butterknife or small screwdriver.
It can be difficult to do this without damaging the wall. Place a scrap of thin plywood, or a flat tool like a trowel or handsaw, between your prying tool and the wall.