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DIY Frequently Asked Questions / Spackling Compound')">
Is used for patching cracked plaster, filling nail holes, repairing wallboard and smoothing surface imperfections on unprimed wood.
- Lightweight vinyl spackling is the easiest to use—it resists shrinking, cracking and sagging and requires little sanding.
- One type of spackling changes color when optimum drying time is achieved. It goes on pink and turns white when dry to signal time for sanding and painting.
- While some are formulated specifically for either interior or exterior applications, many can be used in either situation.
- Available in 8 oz., pint, quart and gallon buckets as well as 6 oz. tubes.