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How can I repair nail pops on drywall?

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Posted 2014-01-18T15:09:38+0000  by nickname4me nickname4me




The best way to assure that they will never again protrude is to pull the nail and then place a drywall screw about 4 inches on both sides of the old nail. Obviously, the screw head should be slightly recessed and then mudded in with drywall compound. Do not break the paper on the drywall, as this weakens the strength of it at this point.


Protruding nails close to the walls around the edge of the room are actually redundant after the wall drywall boards are installed. Typically, the ceiling is installed first and then the wall sections are rammed up tight against it. The wall is actually holding the edge of the ceiling up and it would not come down even if no nails existed at the edge. In this case, just pull the old nail and patch the hole.


Hope this has helped.

Posted 2014-01-18T15:41:11+0000  by ordjen


Posted 2014-01-18T15:44:49+0000  by nickname4me
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