Thursday, January 8, 2015
Nailed It: Cambridge Drywall Services Can Help You Remove Nail Pops
Nail pops, which are results of construction nails getting loose and bursting out of the drywall, are quite common in homes. These push out of the paint and create small bumps or cracks and can be unsightly. Comprehensive Cambridge drywall services can help you remove these pops and make your walls look fresh and free of any blemishes. Nail pops are usually caused by either an incorrect installation of drywall or damp lumber. Lumber gets moist over time and the wall studs shrink as they dry, creating a gap between it and the drywall. The nail head pops when the drywall is pushed against the stud. The necessary tools that are needed to deal with nail pops are a hammer, drill, or a screwdriver, and some nails. The first thing to check with the pops is if the nail is sunken about 1/32 inch. Do not drive it in too deep, or the paper surface will break, and the drywall will be worn out. One method is to spread some spackling compound over the area and to sand it down when it dries.