How To Repair A Nail Pop
How To Repair A Nail Pop
The six steps to fixing a nail pop are as follows: 1. Prep nail pop with 5-in-1 tool. 2. Remove nail with needle-nose pliers. 3. Smooth out edges with screwdriver. 4. Use 20-minute spackle to fill the hole. For maximum effectiveness, we suggest you repeat this step three times as shown in the video. Apply the spackle, wait 20 minutes until dry, and then repeat. 5. Use a sanding block before painting. 6. Paint the area, making sure to feather out the paint for a uniform look. For more information: thptv.com
Step 1: How to repair nail pops
In this video, we're going to talk about how to repair nail pops. Nail pops occur due to settling of the house and can be repaired in a few small steps.
Step 2: You will need:
All you need to fix a nail pop is a few small tools. The first one is the 5-in-1, or scraper tool, you wanna call it. The 5-in-1 you use to scrape the drywall in order to expose what you'll actually be working on. The second one is here, is the needlenose pliers because at some times you wanna pull the nail out, because the nail can cause you problems later on down the line, so you wanna get rid of the nail altogether. The third tool we have here is a Phillips-head screwdriver. Sometimes, this tool has dual roles. The first role is, you can actually use the tip of it because some nail pops are not nails, they're actually screws, so what you wanna do is you wanna screw the nail pop, you wanna expose it with your 5-in-1 and when you see that it's a screw, you take your screwdriver and you just twist it in, and then at that point you can start spackling. Okay, the second dual to this actual tool that you have here is the butt of it. After you've exposed it with the 5-in-1, you've pulled it out with the needlenose, you can take the screwdriver here and you can dent the edges of it. You wanna dent it to make it as smooth as possible. At times, you may need a utility knife. A utility knife is good because if you have loose drywall paper, the paper you wanna get rid of it, because it can cause you problems later on down the line. You don't want your repair bubbling on you.
Step 3: Repairing the nail pop
For this project, also, we're gonna use 20-minute spackle, which you can get at any hardware store.
The other item that we're gonna use is called a sanding block, which you can get at any hardware store. We wanna sand our repair as smooth as possible before we paint.
And at this point, we've successfully repaired a nail pop.