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Although sheet rock remains a popular choice for homeowners, the nuisance of so-called "nail pops" is often frustrating for many. When one does occur, make sure to remove the nail completely and replace it with a wooden screw. Because the "nail pop" is a sign of weakness in the wall, be prepared to fix a few more in the same area. Once you've finished, however, you can simply patch up the holes with drywall and likely never worry about it again.

Don't let the day-to-day frustrations of your property ruin your experience as a homeowner! Call or email me today so we can discuss just how to make your home a more pleasant one!

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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Good advice, I need to get some work done on my "nail pops"

Jan 26, 2010 08:34 PM #1
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

I rarely see drywallers in this area using nails any more. Most use drywall screws. "Nail pops" typically occur when the head pops off the screw...

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Jan 26, 2010 08:41 PM #2
James Bath
Gulf Shores Realty - Venice, FL

In my side job as handyman, I have repaired many of "them thar pops".  A nail pop can be one that only hit the edge of a stud or joist and not be indicative of "weakness in the wood", more a weakness in the insertion at installation time.

What is a "WOODEN SCREW"?  You probably are referring to a drywall/sheetrock screw made for wood, rather than metal...right?  And, I think you meant to "patch up the holes with drywall" COMPOUND...didn't you?  Spackle, and paintable caulk also work, taking care to only fill the hole and not spread the patching material out onto the wall, where it would spoil the wall texture.  Doing so will make the hole more noticeable after painting.

Distractions to the eye can sure make a difference when repainting, can't they!

Jan 26, 2010 09:01 PM #3
Scott Guay
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty - Ocean Pines, MD
Associate Broker. Ocean City and Ocean Pines MD

I cannot wait to get all the annoying nail pops,cracks and taping problems resolved when my house gets painted next month,

Jan 26, 2010 10:19 PM #4
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your tips. Good advice for do it yourself home owners. Best wishes for continued success.

Jan 26, 2010 10:24 PM #5
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Dallas "nail-pops" can be a nuisance, but are pretty easy to fix. Thanks for the information.

Jan 26, 2010 10:59 PM #6
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