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DIY Hack 12-04-2009 05:55 PM

Covering drywall screws
Does anyone have the same problem that I do?
When I cover drywall screws with mud, I always manage to get air trapped under the mud. (Cue the drywall pros laughter :laughing:) No matter how hard I try to push the mud into the screw, the air still bubbles above the surface of the mud. (More laughter :laughing:)


tpolk 12-04-2009 06:03 PM

never had that problem, I pull my knife pretty tight. maybe screws to deep or to much mud or both

Paulie 12-04-2009 08:55 PM

Don't worry about it, just hit it on the next coat.:yes:

bjbatlanta 12-28-2009 05:01 PM

Nothing to laugh at. The screws should get 3 coats, so the second and third should take care of the problem if it's just air "bubbles" you're referring to. Often the screws that get "over driven" and break the face paper on the drywall will be the problem. For some reason the mud seems flat when you apply it but after it dries, it protrudes a bit causing a "bump". A quick hit with some light sandpaper will knock the high spot down before the next coat. Any time a screw does break the face paper on the drywall, another should be added that (sinks to the proper depth) to keep the drywall held firmly to the framing member. That will avoid further problems later on (screw "pops"). That's why I always advocate the liberal use of adhesive. It greatly reduces nail/screw pops. And I always nail on wood framing.....

tpolk 12-28-2009 05:33 PM

glue :thumbsup:

bjbatlanta 12-28-2009 05:38 PM

AMEN!! Thanks for the "thumbs-up".

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