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Repairing Popping Nails on Dry Wall
The heads of nails used to fasten plasterboard to studs
often pop out. This is caused by moisture changes in the studs which squeeze the nail out.
To remedy popped nail heads, first drive
additional nails about 2" above and below the popped nail head. Drive the nails,
including the popped nail, until a dimple shows around the head. Be sure you hold the
plasterboard tight to the stud.
Dust off all loose paint and plaster and fill the
dimple with patching plaster using a wide putty knife. Let dry and if patch shrinks
re-apply patching plaster.
When patch is completely dry, sand with fine
sandpaper and paint.
This information is for educational purposes and
is reprinted from the MSU Extension. This information is public property upon publication
and has been printed with credit to MSU Extension.