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DAP 5.5 oz. DryDex Spackling Paste


5.5 oz. DryDex Spackling Paste

$3.98 /each

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Product Overview

This ready-to-use DAP 5.5 oz. DryDex Spackling Paste can be used to fill holes and cracks in various surfaces, such as drywall, plaster, wood, brick and stone. Its dry-time color indicator lets you know when the paste is truly dry.

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  • Goes on pink and dries white when it is time to sand and paint to eliminate errors
  • For interior and exterior patching and repair projects
  • Paintable and sandable
  • Easy to clean and non-toxic
  • Dries hard, sands easily
  • Repairs that will not crack
  • Multi-surface repairs
  • Will not shrink

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Customer Questions & Answers

It says it is paintable - does this mean it needs to be sealed before applying latex interior house paint??

Asked by: Pierre
Actually I tried two areas while waiting for an answer. The one with sealer was great. The one without sealer was very poor and the paint I was using stated that it was designed to paint over spackle. Pierre
Answered by: Pierre
Date published: 2016-03-31

Can i use same hole I fill up to put back the towel hanger in the sheet rock ?

Asked by: Jaye
DAP DryDex Spackling is designed and recommended for use as a wall repair patch (holes, crack and minor imperfection), however, patched areas do not always have enough strength to support fasteners or weight.
Answered by: DAPProductExpert
Date published: 2016-05-13

How hard does it dry?

Like as hard as wood?
Asked by: Jammy
As a general rule, most spackling and joint compounds have approximately the same hardness as drywall.
Answered by: DAPProductExpert
Date published: 2016-03-14
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Customer Reviews

5.5 oz. DryDex Spackling Paste is rated 2.7 out of 5 by 23.
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 5 out of 5 by from Worked great This was recommended by a friend to fill nail holes in my new baseboard. It worked great for that. I have always used DAP products in the past and have always had great results. This time I used it on a new buffet cabinet I was building. Used to it fill nail holes from attaching the face frame and to fill a small gap from trimming out the top. I used it on solid hard maple. Dried super quick, sanded down no problem. I primed and painted the entire cabinet and it turned out great.
Date published: 2016-10-21
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 4 out of 5 by from Great This spackle is great. I've been repainting a 5 bedroom house and a 32 oz tub of this stuff is plenty for this house. I've used it on bigger holes and patches, up to an inch, and it works great in layers. I love it so much. I wish it said if you could paint directly on it or if it needs primer. I've been priming it so far but I think I'm going to experiment with not priming it and see what happens.
Date published: 2016-09-26
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 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 5 out of 5 by from Still works great after a year I purchased this to fill a hole in the wall of my apartment last year. I'm no pro so the fact that this turns white when it's dry was super helpful as I needed to reapply the product about three times to completely fill the hole. I am moving out next month and needed to fill in a few holes from my curtain rods. I expected to have to repurchase spackle but when i went to check this tube it was still in good shape! Considering the price, I was pleased with the application, results, and the fact that it was still fresh a year later!
Date published: 2017-02-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from worst product I've ever used I used this product to fill a hole with a metal patch. The product dries just fine but when i painted it a week after i sanded it the entire parameter completely fell off the wall. I would never use it again!!!
Date published: 2016-10-30
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