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Old 08-13-2007, 01:16 PM   #1
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Why The Bumps Showing In Level 5 Finish


After 3 months since the drywall was put up and paint is applied, I am now noticing bumps are showing where the screws were embedded. No texture finish, 3/4" nap eggshell interior latex paint.

The climate is moderate with coastal fog and the house is not heated(no electricity yet), no rain either. The inside walls are showing this.

Now I need to go over with a sander to knock the high spots down..arggh.

Can someone explain what/if the drywall installer did incorrectly?
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Old 08-13-2007, 05:59 PM   #2
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I have no idea. But hopefully a drywaller will come along soon and answer you, because I'm curious.

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It could be because of the boarders pushing their screws in to far and ripping the paper on the board. I have run into this before . The house will settle and move around regardless of rain or extreem weather conditions and if not screwed properly screw pops can and will happen. To fix you will need to put screws above and below where the screw pops are at the same time push the board in to make sure its gettin good contact with the studs.
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yes, we've had the same problem at our last house. the drywall guy said the floor guy caused it with too much banging around.... but truly, the house settles and sometimes even screws will cause small "pops" in the drywall.
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After 3 months since the drywall was put up and paint is applied, I am now noticing bumps are showing where the screws were embedded. No texture finish, 3/4" nap eggshell interior latex paint.

The climate is moderate with coastal fog and the house is not heated(no electricity yet), no rain either. The inside walls are showing this.

Now I need to go over with a sander to knock the high spots down..arggh.

Can someone explain what/if the drywall installer did incorrectly?
Its not you dude. Level 5 must be a temperature controlled environment after or (prefered) during taping. Builders just cannot get it into their heads. You will take it in the a55 on this one but you will know next time.

The wood/gypsum changes in dimension with climate changes. The fasteners don't. It's that simple.

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Well said Drywall 1!

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