03:49PM | 11/19/99
Member Since: 11/14/99
5 lifetime posts
Hi, the walls and ceilings in my home have lots of nail pops which I have to do something about to refinish the walls nicely. I am wondering a couple of things. What the best way to fix NAIL POPS? Also, after doing some patching in the kitchen, I noticed that after painting, the surface was not as smooth as I had thought before I had painted, causing many imperfections. Also, when viewing the area from the side, it is LIGHTER IN COLOR (there's a large mark where the outlet was). It also has a much SMOOTHER FINISH than the drywall, so that patching is obvious. I notice, however, on home shows that joint compound is used to patch many areas on new homes, so there must be a good way to control these problems. I also wonder if it is easier to fix the pops and just put a layer of compound over the entire wall to avoid the difference in surface texture/elevations. Or canvas the walls to hide all the imperfections. It's really bad. There are also settling cracks to take care of. Thanks for your tips.


02:29AM | 11/22/99
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
Drywall compound and spackle absorb paint at different rates than drywall. Primers even things out. Small patches like nail holes won't be noticed. Large patches need to be primed before painting!

Use a good primer like zinsser BIN or 1-2-3. Either oil or latex works well.

The wall was probably painted originally with a roller. Rollers have a slight texture that many people find pleasing. Its much nicer than a perfectly flat job. Thats one reason to avoid paint pads and sprayers.



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