How to Fix Popped Drywall Nails and Screws

Refasten the drywall with a screws for a permanent fix

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Hammer
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Drill/driver, cordless
  • Nail set
  • Putty knife
  • Utility knife

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Lightweight patching compound
  • Drywall screws, 1-1/4-in.