rusty drywall nails


Old 01-08-01, 08:26 AM
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I am repainting a bathroom ceiling and have removed cracked joint compound around the drywall nails to find the
top of the nails are rusty.

Should they be removed or can I just mud over them and paint?

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Old 01-08-01, 07:14 PM
some help
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no need to remove the nails if that is the only problem you have, no soft or brocken down sheetrock it should be good, but you need to add screw by each nail and then set the nail a little then mud over, coould be that the paint was not enamel and the mosture from the hot water shower/tub did the damage....You also need a exoust fan, run it when ever you use the shower/tub...Good Luck
Old 01-09-01, 04:36 AM
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All steel ring shank dry wall nails rust. Don't worry about it. They rust due to the moisture in the drywall compound. Don C.
Old 01-09-01, 08:50 PM
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Dont worry just do it again when the dry wall mud cracks again,,,,
Old 01-09-01, 09:32 PM
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