My home is a few years old and I'm starting to see some ceiling nail
pops....a couple in each room. Since I'm new to this repair I
practiced on a couple in my garage. I figure if I'm gonna screw up,
the garage is a good place.
I'm pretty pleased with the results. I took a drywall screw and
screwed it in about an inch below the nail (which I pulled out).
Spackled, repainted and the repair looks good...paint matches
perfectly but the texture doesn't match. I've got a knock down
texture on all my interior walls and of course the repair is smooth.
I played around with a knock down texture spray but wasn't happy with
it.....it comes out a liquidy gooey mess. Did I buy a bad can?
Anyway, I'm wondering if an acceptable repair would be to pull the
nail pop out and screw in a drywall screw in it's place. The diameter
of the screws is slightly larger than the nail so I'm thinking this
may be good enough to grab onto the wood underneath. And, of course,
the repair size would be small....just a bit bigger than the diameter
of the screw head....a flat texture from the spackle wouldn't be very
noticeable. If I use this method, is this screw gonna pop out with
time? Any opinions?
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