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DAP 1 qt. DryDex Dry-Time-Indicator Spackling


1 qt. DryDex Dry-Time-Indicator Spackling

  • Paintable - no priming required
  • Ready-to-use formula
  • Provides professional results
$748 /each

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DAP DryDex Spackling, America's #1 seller, offers a unique Dry Time Indicator that goes on pink and dries white helping identify when a patched surface is dry & ready to be sanded and painted. This patented technology eliminates the guesswork and reduces the chance of errors.

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  • DryDex Dry Time Indicator - Goes on Pink, Dries White
  • Won't shrink or crack
  • Ideal for filling holes and cracks in surfaces such as drywall, plaster, wood, brick and stone
  • Ideal for interior and exterior projects
  • Easy to clean and non-toxic
  • Can be used for small or large hole repairs
  • Easily sandable
  • Can cover up to a 3 in. gap

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Customer Questions & Answers

Can this be used to smooth out an entire wall in a bathroom? Or would you suggest another product.

Asked by: Debbie
Use Joint Compound or plaster. It will be easier to use for large areas and it will sand smooth. you roll the entire wall with a stain-blocking sealer.. If you've always used solvent-based sealers like traditional BIN and KILZ, it's time to try one of the water-based stain killers. Zinsser's Bulls Eye 1-2-3 primer works well, without the smell. Let the sealer dry thoroughly before applying any joint compound. These are thin layers that won't fix holes or torn-away paper, or make uneven sections level. Patch these problems with setting-type joint compound. Let the compound harden (it doesn’t have to be dry) before you start skim coating. Spread a layer of slightly thinned all-purpose joint compound on the walls with a heavy-nap roller. Work in small sections so you can smooth out the joint compound before it starts to dry. Use a 1/2-in.-nap roller to roll mud on an area about 4 ft. square. Try to keep it as even as you can so the squeegee work will go better for you. Smooth the mud with the squeegee knife. Keep a damp rag and a mud pan handy. Use the rag to wipe the blade after every few strokes and the mud pan to wipe off excess mud that builds up on the blade. Starting at the top corner, set the squeegee knife against the wall and pull it down. Overlap each vertical pass until you finish the section. Trowel the second coat horizontally. If you still see indentations or imperfections after the second coat dries, trowel on a third coat. Between 2nd and 3rd coats use a putty knife to knock off any bumps. Sand with 120 grit sandpaper and you are done;
Answered by: Jude
Date published: 2016-12-13

I am turning a concrete patio into an enclosed laundry room The concrete has some cracks that need filled. We are using the garage epoxy with flakes

can I use this to patch cracks in the concrete which we are going to cover with garage epoxy? Would I do it before or after etching the floor? It will be a laundry room floor addition from an outdoor patio
Asked by: jsj1952
Why not use concrete filler? It will not only be the same color if you chose correctly, but it will dry faster and not need all the mixing you have to do with epoxy, Home Depot sells concrete filler and sealer.
Answered by: Jude
Date published: 2016-12-13

Will this stuff work for filling in a 5 '' wide 2'' deep hole in poured concrete steps?

Asked by: brotherpink
No. Get the concrete filler.
Answered by: Jude
Date published: 2016-11-23

Can I use this on exterior wood door trim?

Asked by: labrat
No. Get the wood filer closest to the color of your wood.
Answered by: Jude
Date published: 2016-11-23
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Customer Reviews

1 qt. DryDex Dry-Time-Indicator Spackling is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Primer Peeled Spackle Patch Off The Ceiling Attempted to patch a crack in the ceiling. I've done this many times before in different locations using other products. Prepped the area, patched, dried, feathered & sanded smooth. Applied a primer that I've used may times before... Parts of the patch pulled away from the ceiling, other areas became rough like the primer dissolved the spackle. I removed most of the patch via scraping & sanding. Prepped again with course sandpaper and tried again. Same result. Completely removed the patch. Went to my 10 year old pail of drywall joint compound and patched, dried, feathered & sanded smooth. Applied the primer... no problem.
Date published: 2017-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best product for the DIYer I have been using DryDex for all of my small to medium-size drywall repairs with satisfaction. The dry indicator is spot on for alerting readiness for sanding and painting/texturing. Both the spackling and the nail hole filler work great when used correctly and in knowledgeable hands. If you read bad reviews about the nail hole filler not dispensing quickly, it's because the tube is designed to dispense only enough to fill a NAIL HOLE at a time. This is a design function. I have used the nail hole filler to blend cracks from wall bowing and flexing - you have to knead the material in the tube first. Following the directions is key to success with any spackling as the manufacturer has a proprietary recipe that separates the material behavior from that of other brands. Use a little common sense in conjunction with the directions and you have yourself a great pre-mixed product that requires only a little stirring or kneading before use.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Excited to try, disappointed to use Excited to try this product. Applied and waited for pink to change to white. Cool to see that. Then waited two more days before painting. When painting over the patches, they began peeling off. Very disappointed by the results. Went to hardware store to complain. They said I should have used a primer before painting, yet nowhere on the product instructions does it recommend using primer first. Messed up my paint job. Not looking forward to spending another weekend re-doing what I just did.
Date published: 2016-10-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This was fantastic! I used this product for several uses. In the bathroom to repair where a towel bar was ripped out by my four year old, a hole where a door was opened too hard and the handle went through the wall, and screw holes from shelves that were removed. This product worked great for all of the purposes. I used a metal infused mesh for the larger holes and this product went on smoothly and evenly. It was definitely thick enough for the purpose, not at all runny. The only reason that I didn't give it five stars is because I could not understand by the packaging if I could paint directly on it after I applied or if I had to use primer first. After sanding and wiping down, it still has a powder grit finish so I primed it first and it worked like a charm. Also, it goes on smooth and I have a orange peel wall. I took the curved edge of a paperclip and carved orange peel markings in the product after it dried and it matched the wall completely after paint. Very pleased with the results!
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Can't tell if it works, due to not able to squeeze the tube Bought a tube of DryDex Spackling and nail hole filler, based on a recommendation. Not sure if the tube was too old or expired, but I could not squeeze the product out with all the force of my hand. Even wrung the tube like a wet rag and could only extract a drop at a time, which was not my intended use. Even cut the nozzle to 3/4 of the way down (pencil size hole in the nozzle), and the result was the same. I am very disappointed..
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from HORRIBLE. I've used their other products without problems. This stuff never seemed to cure proper... HORRIBLE. I've used their other products without problems. This stuff never seemed to cure properly, didn't sand well and then when I attempted to paint it the whole job basically came off the wall! Don't say you weren't warned. Stay with their old school regular spackle and compound as this will end up making you do the job twice.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very thin product, you will need multiple coats The color change works like a charm, but as a spackle... it doesn't fill gaps, nail holes (even thumb tack size), screw holes of any kind--the product is extremely thin, like pink ketchup. Every single hole will dimple as it dries forcing multiple coats. Since it is only good for extremely fine cracks, I cannot recommend this product, use CrackSHOT instead.
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from its not the best if you have plaster its probably the best for drywall but not for plaster or plaster venneer like we have it last 8 yrs at first i thought it was the new coat that is 2 yrs old then when i peeled off the layer it was that dap spackle i remember were it went to so be careful when shopping for that stuf
Date published: 2017-05-05
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