I attached the drywall panels using screws but some screws didn't find
their target so I had to remove them. Removing them created holes with
a bump on the perimeter of the hole. To explain it another way, the
drywall sheet's paper is indented away from the drywall board creating
a bump. so while I can fill it with drywall compound but the bumps
make it not smooth. Is there a tool or technique to fix this ?
Yeah, it's called a hammer. Whack the high spot into a depression. It takes
practice. If you only have a few, use the ROUND end of a ball peen hammer
placed into the empty hole, and press hard, or use a board to tap the other
head of the hammer.
The hammer works. The handle end of your drywall knife works. Anything that
make a dimple works. As a newbie you may want to place a utility knife
blade about a 1/4" into the hole and held at a 45 degree angle to the wall
and rotate it 360 degrees. Kinda like cutting a hole in the top of an
orange so you can get the juice out.
If you are going to do more of this don't pull the screw out. That just
pulls the paper back and causes the problem you are having now. Just give
the screw a light tap with your hammer to put the screw head below the
surface of the paper and then compound. To repair the pulled paper just tap
the area with the but end of your knife to depress it a little and compound.
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