Drywalls also known as sheetrock gypsum board just like any other materials serve their purpose and also wears out warranting a repair procedure. The main components of Drywall are always recycled paper. Drywalls come into faces, the smooth face and the Kraft paper backing face.
You may find your Drywall getting destroyed and hence warranting a repair procedure. Usually, you can choose to do the process by yourself or if not that you can decide to get experts to help you carry out the operation. If you would wish to carry out a drywall repair process, consider the following procedure and steps for the right guidance.
Fixing popped nails
Most people prefer building drywalls using Ring shacked nails as opposed to the recommended construction adhesive and drywall screws in fastening the Drywall to the studs. Even though experts still recommend the use of Ring shacked nails, their application will go on to cause problems afterward.
When you use Ring shacked nails, the wood studs will dry after some time creating pressure that the Drywall will be unable to handle. This condition will leave you with ail pops that will require patching and painting in repair.
To repair popped up nail you will to keenly observe specific steps in improving the popped nails. First of you will have to fasten the screw to a point where it will lie just slightly below the drywall surface paper. You will have to do this carefully making sure that the nails do not puncture the paper section.
If you are unable to get the drywall screws, you could still make use of the pop causing ring shank nails. You will have to drive these nails in above and below the popped ns making sure the nails get slightly recessed.
Ensure to do this process properly until you see a dimple on the drywall surface after this process moves to apply the first coat of the premixed drywall joint compound. After carefully applying the first coat, you will have to wait until it completely dries before moving on to apply the second coating of the mixture.
While applying the second coating, make sure you feather the edges of the Drywall. To carry out this process in the right way, you will have to use a four to the six-inch blading knife that should be flat.
After applying the second coating give it time to dry, about 24 hours will be enough time for the surface to dry. After making sure that the compound is dry, you will now have to move on and sand the surface with a sanding block with about 200 sandpaper grit.
During the sanding process, you will have to get a solid backing. Using your hand and fingers alone will not give you the best results.
Once the surface gets dry, you will have to check your repair process and see if the shrunk. Should you find out that the compound did not dry you will have to repeat the process.
Apart from the nails, you could also have your drywall suffering dents. Cuts are always widespread in drywalls. Luckily the repair procedure of dents will be much easier and faster. To carry out this process, you will only need a few things like an inch flat blading knife.
You will need to apply the dented area with spackle or drywall joint. After applying the compound, you will have to wait until completely dries before moving to lightly sand it with the use of a sand block after sanding wait for the surface to dry before checking the repair process.
Drywalls serve critical roles but also get damaged after sometime warranting a drywall repair process. If you will wish to carry out a drywall repair process, observe the above procedure for the right guidance.
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