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twilightcall 05-12-2008 07:30 PM

Need to fill nail holes in drywall, what to use?
 
I need to fill many little nail holes in the drywall in my house before priming. There are also some larger screw holes that I would like to fill. What is the eaisest way to do this and have it come out nice. Thanks.

troubleseeker 05-12-2008 07:33 PM

The small nail holes can easily be filled with lightweight spacking. You should be able to use it on the screw holes also, but they may require a touch with some fine sand paper. BY "small" nail holes, I assume you are talking about old holes from picture hanging and such, not from drywall installation.

twilightcall 05-12-2008 07:49 PM

Exactly. They are very thin from small pictures on the wall. The screw holes are a little larger but not very large. Do you sand it with 600 grit sand paper or is that too smooth?

AtlanticWBConst. 05-12-2008 08:20 PM

Use a non-shrink spackle.
Coat at least 2 X.
If the paper surface of the drywall is "pronounced" (above the wall surface)...First - bang it or "push" it flat or indent it.
Then spackle it over.
When relatively smooth, sand with a 100 to 120 grit sandpaper. Sand lightly.
Prime the area, and paint.


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