Patch holes within the ceiling quickly with the precise tools. Then there are two methods to fix nail pops: use a screwdriver or hammer to drive the nail back into the studs (image 1), then bracket each nail head with closely spaced drywall screws (picture 2); or, remove the nail and drive a screw instead, along with a second screw nearby, to re-safe the drywall to the stud.
Set up wooden cleats towards the studs on both sides of the opening to assist the new drywall’s vertical edges (picture 1). Use scrap wooden reminiscent of 1×2 furring for smaller repairs; in case you are replacing a big sheet of drywall, reinforce the opening with 2×3 lumber.
Place drywall piece over the damaged space (image 1) and trace round it with a pencil (image 2). Use a drywall or reciprocating noticed to chop out the world within the traced strains (image 3). Minimize two pieces of 2×4 slightly bigger than the outlet.
Reduce it to size and screw it into place, spacing the screws every 6 in. Taping the sides of the patch to make it invisible is the trickiest part of the job (Pictures three and four). Purchase a gallon tub of drywall compound and a roll of paper tape.
If the crack extends by way of the seam’s paper tape, or if the tape has pulled loose from the wall, use a razor knife to cut the tape about 6 to 12 inches from each ends of the damage (image 1 and 2). Take away the tape however watch out not to tear away the drywall’s paper protecting.