Fix Nail Heads

September 8, 2005 by  
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question of fixing plasterboard??

what setting you use to connect the wallboard to a block wall. plate Gypsum is in two parts of 50 mm of insulation in the slab. Fixings / plastic covers and are basically like a nail with a large head. I need to know the proper name for them

I think you will find that they are called "Hammer Attachments" or "fixing the frame is essentially a plastic outlet along Insert a long nail screw /

Tip To repair nail pops in drywall

If your home has more than 10 years is a good chance that when your drywall behind the plaster installed nails instead of screws used for sheet rock. Today, most professionals use drywall screws instead of nails to hang the stone. If nails are used instead of screws and fasteners to attach the plasterboard that probably a nail "pops" on their walls. This term is used to describe a situation in which the nail is detached from the wooden structure underneath and begins to appear in the gypsum creating a bulge on the surface of the sheetrock. In this article I will tell you how to fix this nasty few simple steps.

First Instead, you need tools and materials for repair. You need a little dope, a hammer, nails, plaster, a scraper, sandpaper or a first tranche of sanding, painting and a sponge.

Cover area below where you work with a tarp or newspaper to protect the soil. Then, using the hammer, tap the nail was taken by the plate Plaster flush with the wall. With a slight bump with the hammer on the other hand, to create a small dimple in the wall around the nail. Do not hit the wall too hard because it could put a hole in cast iron. Then, a cast nail near the nail home seemed to hold the nail in place.

Using your spatula, apply joint compound to nail on the head and the area of dimples. Clean the spatula and joint compound dry completely. Once the sealer is completely dry, sand the area to a smooth finish and clean any dust with a sponge.

Open the area just to repair and let the primer dry completely. It is always preferable to use an oil-based primer, can take a little longer to dry, but a better performance than latex primers. Paint the repaired area with paint original wall and you're done. Once you paint the repaired area and discover that the color does not match, you may have to paint the entire wall from corner to corner to receive the desired finish.

Repair of a nail pop is very easy and most owners can complete the repair without any problems. Good luck.

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The author is the owner of Hoover Painting in Hoover, Alabama. For more home repair advice visit


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