Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I noticed some drywall nails are popping out of my walls (through the paint too)...?

Why does it do this and how do you prevent it?





Thanks!I noticed some drywall nails are popping out of my walls (through the paint too)...?
Years ago nails where used. Screws have 360% more holding power, screw near nails to tighten up drywall, tap in nails gently with punch, spackle and paint 2 coats. Nails where usually put in, in groups of two,after hammering in second nail first nail would always be sticking out slightly and need one more smack with the hammer. This is why builders went to screws. Scews will also pop sometimes, but this is because they weren`t snug to start with or went completly through drywall. Same thing to fix, May need need a group of two in problem areas to make sure drywall is snug.I noticed some drywall nails are popping out of my walls (through the paint too)...?
house is settling, expanding/contracting - it happens naturally, nothing you can do but Spackle the holes after hammering the nails back. Just look at it this way - you have interesting, textured walls! Every house evolves, and ages like everything else. It gets its sags and wrinkles along with this process. It's inevitable.
Why? The house is settling OR someone walking in the attic





Fix: nail punch , punch them back in , spackle, sand , spackle sand then paint





Prevent : too late, they should've used screws instead of nails, and probably didn't use adhesive on the rock





you could take the one's popping out replace them with screws but this will take for ever.

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