Common Drywall Issues
When a drywall company handles the installation and repair of your drywall, you do not know if they ran into any problems with the process because they simply handle them. If you are replacing your own drywall or you are installing a new section, you may run into problems and find yourself scrambling to try to fix them. Below, we will go over some of the most common drywall issues and how to repair them without taking up too much of your time. The only thing you need is a good set of drywall supplies and time to fix the issue.
Popped Nails Through Drywall
One of the biggest issues that many homeowners face with their drywall is that the nails underneath the surface start to pop through the drywall. It is important that when you hang and install drywall you choose the right drywall supplies. You should use drywall screws and not nails, as popping does not occur with screws.
To correct the problem, you will need to remove any chipped paint or any of the drywall that has separated from the wall. You should remove the nail from the wall when possible and then use a screw in place of the nail.
Once the screw is in place, you should use a drywall compound to cover the damaged area. Once the compound is dry, sand down the area, and then paint over it.
Tape That Has Bubbled Up
Another common problem that occurs is when drywall supplies do not adhere the way they should and in this case, tape. What happens is, when you applied the tape, it was not stuck to the compound the way it should have been and the bond is unsuccessful. This leads to the tape bubbling up on the surface.
To fix this problem, you will need to carefully remove the tape using a utility knife or putty knife. You want to avoid causing any additional damage to the drywall. Once you have removed the old tape, apply new tape and then use drywall compound on the tape. Allow the area time to dry and then sand down the section.
Sanding Down the Drywall Too Much
Yes, this is a common mistake made and it is one that can be made easily. Over sanding drywall will lead to a rough surface and the more you sand, the worse the problem gets. If you notice that you have sanded down too much of the drywall and the paper has been damaged, you will need to perform a small repair.
The first step is to apply drywall compound to the section that you have over sanded. Once the compound is dry, you will need to sand the area again, but this time make sure to avoid over sanding.
If you find that you are having trouble with your drywall installation, call your local drywall company to come out and help you. You will find that mistakes can easily be made when you are hanging drywall, but don’t hesitate to rely on additional help from a drywall company when you need it.