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Drywall RepairBy: Joe Truini
Nail pops in drywall are a fairly common repair for homeowners. They are especially common on stairwells and walls beneath stairs. But don’t worry; it’s an easy fix, here’s how:
- Begin by digging out the old nail or screw with a knife or pair of pliers.
- Next, install new drywall screws above and/or below the old holes so they are just slightly below the drywall surface.
- Fill all recesses with drywall joint compound, layering on more as each coat dries.
- If the surrounding drywall is textured you can match it by dabbing a scrap of carpet onto the fresh compound to feather it out and match the surrounding wall.
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