WHAT IS A NAIL POP AND WHAT CAUSES THEM?
A nail pop is a small circular area of drywall that is starting to pop out due to a nail. The reason homes get nail pops is because they are built with a wood frame. As we go through the different seasons the wood expands and contracts. As the wood is doing this sometimes it loses grip of the nail and it starts coming out, forming a nail pop.
HOW DO TO FIX NAIL POPS?
You are going to want to drill in drywall screws above and below the nail pop on the same stud. Clean off the drywall from the nail pop until the screw is exposed. Drill the popped screw back into the stud. You want to make sure that the screws are drilled in past the drywall so you can come in and patch without seeing the screw.
Time to patch up the holes. I love the DAP DryDex Dry Time Indicator Spackling, that way you can easily tell it is dry and you are ready for the next step. I recommend spackling twice while over filling each time. After spackling, letting it dry, spackling again and letting it dry you can move on to step 3.
Using a sand sponge with 120 grit or finer, sand the wall so it is smooth and back to its original appearance.
Paint and you are done!
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