This homeowner in Lexington Park, Maryland had the nails in the crown molding pop right out of the wall. Check out these tips on how to fix nail pops.
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Nail pops are not some sort of supernatural phenomenon. During heating and cooling cycles, the wooden frame of the house expands and contracts. This movement causes nails to wiggle loose and begin popping through drywall or molding. Fortunately, the cure for nail pops is simple: smack, spackle, sand and paint.
- smack, or hammer the nails back into place
- spackle over the nail to keep it there
- sand and paint and you're done
If the expanding and contracting wood molding has pulled away from the wall and left a gap, first, fix the nail pops then fill the space with a little caulk.
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