Why do drywall nails pop?

Other sources of nail pops include: Improper spacing of drywall screws or nails
Installing the fasteners at an angle, rather than driving straight into the stud
Missing the stud altogether with the drywall fastener
Nails that are too short, resulting in insufficient penetration of the stud
Overdriving the drywall screws or nails, breaking into the soft gypsum layer of the Foundation settling


Nail pops are largely due to wood or drywall movement and often appear within a year of construction. … After construction, as the wood slowly dries, the studs may shift or twist slightly. This can cause individual nails to move, and when a nail holding drywall moves, it loosens the joint compound covering the nail.

What is the biggest misconception about finishing drywall?

The big misconception is the different types of tools we use to finish drywall. I remember back when there was a few builders here bragging about how much better of a finished product you get when using hawk and trowles, and how much better the finish guy is for using such tools. I just laugh to myself, There is no prestige .

So, what is the composition of drywall?

Drywall panels, also known as wallboard, plasterboard, gypsum board, or Sheetrock, is commonly thought to be simply mineral gypsum sandwiched between layers of paper.

This curved drywall trowel is designed specifically to feather and taper drywall joints. It features a comfortable soft-grip handle to reduce fatigue when working.

Also, are drywall knives curved?

As with regular taping knives, they should have a slight curve in the blade and the corners should be rounded with a file. I use a 12-in. Knife for most applications. Wider knives cover more ground: Wider taping knives are very useful during later coats in the finishing process.

Another common question is “What size knife do you use for taping?”.

I used my 12″ flat trowel, then switched to a 10″ pan knife. Now for the last year plus, I use a 6 ” broad knife for taping and fill coat, on everthing and finish / skim with a 10″ pan knife. And I have to say is faster, less mud used, less tools to mess with, flatter joints, more versitile, less fatiguing and cleaner.

Does drywall have cellulose in it?

Up to 10 percent of drywall’s composition is comprised of cellulose, found in the paper facing on both sides of the drywall panel. Increasingly, though, drywall is being faced not with paper but with mold-resistant fiberglass mat.

One common answer is, in addition, some powdered household products, such as drywall compound, contain gluten, and working with these may cause a reaction. To avoid airborne gluten, you need to know where it occurs.

Is it safe to prepare gluten-free foods near gluten containing foods?

It is also important to note that it would not be safe to prepare gluten-free foods near gluten containing foods or if flour is dispersed in the air due to the risk of cross-contact. Kasim S, Moriarty J, Liston R. Nonresponsive celiac disease due to inhaled gluten.