Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NoBileJustSmiles Unreliable on drywall
I purchased the bucket size of this marshmellow stuff, and I was really disappointed. I tried different size, shape putty knives but couldn't find one that would spread this stuff so it would stick and stay in all types of small drywall holes. Waiting an hour or next day, the spackled spot would often show a shallow crater and require another round of spackle, indicating shrinkage during the curing. It's lightweight, so it seems ideal for filling ceiling holes. But when I used it to fill deep cracks around an attic hatch, it would require more than a day to cure and still set up fluffy and soft. I found the product to be unreliable and not worth another minute. By the way, I'm an experienced DIYer. Reading the other positive reviews is just weird.
April 28, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by REESE1 We Like This One
Client was a new owner of an old Chicago 2-flat, with plaster-on-lath walls & ceilings. Extensive re-wiring was done to bring the building up to current electrical code. As a result, there were multiple holes in walls and ceilings ranging from fist-size to sewer-cover size. We started with a powder plaster product, but it became unworkable much too quickly (like hard fudge), and cleaning out the mud-pan between each hole, and then mixing another batch became very tedious and time consuming. We purchased a number of ready-to-go, Plaster-in-a-tub products, While they all went on quick and easy, they did not dry quickly, and after overnight curing, they were still marsh-mellow soft. The DAP Patch-N-Paint was the clear winner. Even though the other ones were twice the quantity for the price, we ended up returning the unused other-brand tubs, and purchasing several more of the Patch-N-Paste to finish the project.
February 16, 2014