Hereís a quick tip that will help you get ready to show your home to prospective homebuyers. Just take some light spackling compound and a putty knife or you can use your finger and fill in the holes. Light compound doesnít shrink as much as regular compound and it tends to dry quickly.
And once you have the hole filled then just take a dry paintbrush and you can texture the compound. You can texture the filled hole until you get the desired effect.
If you want to do a more thorough job, or if you have bigger holes, fill them in with the light compound. Once the compound is completely dry, sand the wall to a smooth surface. Then get some ďtexture in a spray canĒ (you can get this at your local hardware store or home center) and spray over the repaired area in a circular fashion.
Once itís dry, you can just paint over it by using a two inch paint roller you should be able to get the desired texture you need.
Here are some more tips we found for you when it comes to repairing popping nails on dry wall
The heads of nails used to fasten plasterboard to studs often pop out. This is caused by moisture changes in the studs, which squeeze the nail out.
To fix popped nail heads, you first need to drive additional nails about 2" above and below the popped nail head. Drive the nails, including the popped nail, until a dimple shows around the head. Be sure you hold the plasterboard tight to the stud.
Dust off all loose paint and plaster and fill the dimple with patching plaster using a wide putty knife. Let dry and if patch shrinks re-apply patching plaster.
When the patch is completely dry, you can sand the area with fine sandpaper and then paint.
Here are some tips we found for you for textured ceilings!
Ceilings tend to be the most exposed part of a drywall job. Light thrown across it by ceiling fixtures, really bring out any irregularities in the surface. Walls are usually broken up by furniture, windows, door or wall hangings, so their flaws are a lot less noticeable.
The most common way to treat a ceiling is with a texture to help hide any mistakes.
One treatment used is sometimes referred to as "knockdown." For this you need to rent a sprayer and use it to "splatter" thinned joint compound onto the ceiling. There are also special texturing compounds made just for this purpose.
After the mud sets up a few minutes, you then flattened it with a broad taping knife.
Some people like a more "pebble-like" appearance to the ceilings. For this type of effect, you mix part mud, part paint, and part aggregate, which are small vermiculite-like particles.
This type of texture doesn't get flattened out. But, as with the other texture, it'll still be necessary to scrape the over spray off the walls.
You can also get different ceiling effects by rolling the texture on instead of spraying it. You can even swirl, or "stipple" it with a stiff brush.