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Old 04-10-2011, 05:42 PM   #1
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Nail and/or Screw Pops- Permanent Fix?


Finding a few in the new house, and want to stop them cold so my super duper Aura eggshell paint job won't need to be fixed for a long time.

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Dig them out, clean off the head, pound in/drive deeper, prime to stop rust, prime hole to solidify gypsum, fill with compound, sand flush ???

What would you pros do?

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bang them in if nails, screw them in if screws. Place a new screw fairly close by and set it just so the paper dimples without tearing. Spackle, prime, and paint.

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I agree,... just pound the nails in again and screw the screws a little more. These thing happen over time, especially if it was new construction to start with. Sometimes new wood and the setteling of a building can cause walls to shift and any movement can put stress on the fasteners. Just tighten and fill the holes with a good filler and re-paint. Any rusted naila or screws should be removed or you'll experience the rust showing through the paint.
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A lot of times I set popped nails with a punch. It makes a much cleaner repair than a hammer dimple. But, when you skim them, press the compound in with two or three swipes and then lay it off with the blade almost perpendicular to the wall surface or the compound will bulge.
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Thanks guys!

Think I'll be proactive and prime the nails/screws pre-mud to prevent rust and the inevitable popping that comes with it.

Are rust proof nails/screws used by tapers?
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the nails and screws have some coating on them but minimal protection offered; only against what little short duration exposure to moisture in the mud and the home air.
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If you can, just simply remove the nails and put screws in a few inches away. IMO, it's only a matter of time before the nails pop again. In my house I went around removing a ton of nails - where I couldn't remove I used a punch to punch them in as far as possible and still put a screw in an inch or two away. Few coats of compound, prime, and then have fun with your Aura..
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Can I put 2 coats of Aura over the mud w/o priming?
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Woody, you don't need to prime the sheetrock fasteners. I'd have gotten at least one callback for rust flashing out of the thousands of rusted fasteners I've spackled over if it was problem. Rust will flash through latex paint, but not joint compound, at least not in your lifetime.
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Those ben moore guys claim Aura will hold your house together in a hurricane. Surely a little screw head wouldn't give aura any problems.
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Always prime repairs, no matter what paint your using.
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Can I put 2 coats of Aura over the mud w/o priming?
you can put 1 coat of Aura over a skim coated wall without priming so i think 2 coats over a ''patch'' will be fine
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I've personally tested Sw Duration home and BM Aura. Neither will hold a sheen over a patch without at least 2 coats or one coat over a primer. Sorry guys... just reporting the facts. "Self priming" is relative.
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Prime with latex I assume to avoid the dreaded flash?

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