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Old 03-11-2011, 06:27 PM   #1
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Hi, my house is a brand new constructed house, and I have a question.

This is the first time I own a house so I am not familiar with many things. I apologize if I asked a silly question.

Do you know what would cause paint to crack and pop up like the attached picture?





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Old 03-11-2011, 06:51 PM   #2
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Is that a small spot, or something more than a spot? Anymore places like that?

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Old 03-11-2011, 06:59 PM   #3
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That's a drywall nail (or screw) pop. They are a common problem in new homes.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:20 PM   #4
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Def. a nail or screw pop. What I usually do is put a screw above and below that popped nail to pull the drywall back into the framing then remove the popped nail. Apply some spackle or joint compound, let dry, sand, prime, and repaint.
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Be ready, sometimes putting new screws in, recommended, will cause some others to pop.
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Is that a small spot, or something more than a spot? Anymore places like that?
It is a small spot in couple different area in the house.

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Def. a nail or screw pop. What I usually do is put a screw above and below that popped nail to pull the drywall back into the framing then remove the popped nail. Apply some spackle or joint compound, let dry, sand, prime, and repaint.
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Be ready, sometimes putting new screws in, recommended, will cause some others to pop.
I think you guys are correct. Since it is a new home, it is still under warranty. I send an email to the builder just now and waiting for their reply. They promised me that they will come over to fix some cracked drywall so maybe they will fix that as well.

I love this forum. I think it will help me to get a lot of home improvement answers. Thanks a lot guys...
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:16 AM   #7
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Thats what I was thinking. That or a cake pan behind the dw.
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If you look at the top picture, you can see the outline of the screw head, which a lot of time is the first thing you'll see on the ceiling, before there is even any rise. I find them a lot and simply take a phillips and give the a couple of turns and simply spackle what amounts to a screw hole. They'll be full pops soon enough.
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Very common and easy to fix. Most times they will show up the day after the first coats of mud are applied but sometimes they don't show up till the house settles after a while.

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